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Samsung’s Always On Display updated with time range settings

Samsung has pushed out an update to Always On Display on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, with users now having the option of setting the duration for which the feature stays enabled. It’s a useful addition that means you can limit Always On Display to a custom time range and save battery life. Hopefully, the next update will bring the option to keep the feature enabled only while charging, which it sorely lacks at this point.

Samsung has also updated the Night Clock feature on the Galaxy S7 edge. Night Clock can now be enabled for a maximum of 18 hours, down from 24 hours before (though the last time we checked, the limit was 12 hours). If you have both Always On Display and Night Clock enabled for the same time range, the phone will display the latter. Furthermore, Samsung has changed the Dual Clock option to World Clock in the regular clock app, and not without reason: You can now have up to four different clocks from various regions enabled at a single time.

All these updates are included in the update to Always On Display, which you can grab by going into the Settings » Display » Always On Display, heading into the About section at the bottom, and hitting the update button.

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youurayy
youurayy

Intelligence again in short supply at the Samsumg Mobile UX design department. Why not make it worse for users when we can, right? Like, what do you possibly gain by taking a useful feature away from the user? To save baterry? The Night Clock most definitely uses less batterry than the Always On display which can be enabled 24/7, so that argument is absolutely invalid. I really wish Samsung UX designers were as good as their hardware guys.

strazzi
strazzi

I hate that night clock is limited to 18h. I dont use always on display so i want night clock 24-7

charliebrown
charliebrown

Or else you can activate AOD and then the power saving mode (at 5% of battery charge, if you need the best performances). When in charge, AOD will work, otherwise it won’t.

Mithrandir007
Mithrandir007

Like I posted in an earlier thread, I created a task in Tasker to turn it on when charging and turn it off otherwise. You don’t even need root to do it, just the “Tasker” app and the “Secure Settings” plugin. If anyone is interested on doing this : Once you have Tasker and Secure Settings (paid apps, but in my opinion, really worth it if you like customizing your device), open Tasker and do the following : 1. On the Tasks tab, create a new task called for example ‘AOD On’ 2. In that new task, add an action… Read more »

willy.4
willy.4

Thanks for the update …. I’ve used Commander and Tasker since my Samsung Galaxy S , find them to be very useful as well as Greenify and Package Disabeler …. These are the very first things that I download on every new phone , as well as Nova and Google launcher… Always switch between the two …. can’t make up my mind which is a better launcher…. lol …