How To Disable The Galaxy S7 Always-On Display

What is Always-on display, which some Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users hate. Because, this functionality makes the screen never turn off. In reality about 90% of it is off, and Samsung’s only lighting up the pixels it needs to display the always on information, such as clock, time, date, battery and other things. It’s absolutely a nice inclusion but moves a lot (to prevent burn or ghosting) and can be a bit distraction. Here’s a way to disable always on display.


Actually, Always-on display (AOD) is very useful when we often check our smartphones just for time or for notifications. In this situation, we may have no intention to unlock the phone and use it. To do so on Galaxy S7 lock screen, we must only wake up (turn on) the display by pressing power button or Home button.

If Galaxy S7 always-on display is enabled, you can show clock, notifications and a image all the time except when Galaxy S7 is in your pocket.

It may be a cool feature for many Galaxy S7 owners, because the Super AMOLED display does not drain battery significantly if you choose black background. By the way, the Galaxy S7 always-on display is a bit different from the S7 lock screen, where the AOD will disappear automatically when you wake up the screen.

Galaxy S7’s always-on display is activated only after screen is timed out and phone is locked. How always-on display is useful to many? For example:

During a meeting, you can just glimpse on Galaxy S7 screen to know the time, the missed calls, the incoming messages and so on.

In your office, you can easily check time and notifications when your hands are not free.

In kitchen, your hands are busy cooking. In the bed, when you want to check time and much more.

By default, Galaxy S7 always on display is not enabled. In order to enable it, follow these steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Tap on Settings app in Galaxy S7 app drawer. Or, Swipe down from the top of the screen to access notification panel, then tap Settings icon.

In Settings page, tap Display.

Step 2: Tap Always on Display


That’s it, you have successfully enabled Always-on Display on Galaxy Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.

How to Disable Galaxy S7 Always-On Display

To disable the always on display feature we simply need to head over to Settings > Display > Always On Display and flip the switch to Off.

Instructions follows:


1. Pull down the notification bar and hit the gear-shaped settings button.
2. Go to the “Device” column and select “Display”.
3. Tap on “Always-On Display”
4. Select the On/Off switch to turn it off.

That’s it, you can successfully disabled Galaxy S7 Always-on Display. Now the screen will completely turn off, and users will need to tap power or Home to turn on the phone to see the time, date, battery life of SMS text.

You can also enable or disable always-on display using quick setting buttons in the notification panel in Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

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