Android Device’s Screen Stays ON While Charging? Here’s How to Fix It
Usually, the Android phone screen turns off automatically while it is charging. However, this might not happen for some devices where the screen stays on, even if you set it for auto shut off at a specific time.
Or, the issue is sometimes triggered as you receive text messages. That is to say your Android lock screen stays off until you receive a text message. With your device being charged, the screen never automatically goes back to sleep. The light gets dim, but it stays lit until you physically press the lock button.
The situation is very annoying, especially at night. So if you’re facing this issue, follow the below guide to fix it.
There are certain reasons that could cause your Android phone’s screen to stay on while charging. These include:
- The Stay Awake feature is turned on
- The Daydream feature is turned on
- Your phone is connected to the computer
- The charging cable is faulty
We’ll get around the above options step-by-step, and possibly resolve the issue.
1. Disable the Stay Awake feature
First, look into if the Stay Awake feature is enabled. To access the feature, you should have “Developer options” enabled on your phone. If it’s not, go to your phone Settings > About phone and tap the build number seven times to enable Developer options.
Once enabled, go to your phone Settings > Developer options > and see whether the Stay Awake option is checked. If it is so, unckeck the option.
2. Disable the Daydream feature
Next thing you want to make sure is that the Daydream feature is turned off. When enabled, it keeps the screen on while charging and as soon as 100% charge reaches, the screen is shut off automatically. So to turn the feature off, head over to Settings -> Display -> Daydream, and slide the toggle to Off.
3. Unplug the Phone to Computer
Is you phone connected to the computer for charging? If so, unplug it. Chances are any alert or notification on the PC has turned your phone screen on when it is not required.
4. Use Original Charging Cable
A bad charging cable can also cause your phone screen stay on while charging. So the final thing you want to make sure is that you are using original charging cable and charger for charging your Android phone.
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