How to Adjust Galaxy S20 Screen Timeout and Brightness

Not feeling comfortable with the current screen brightness and screen timeout duration on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone? If that is so, then this post will help you make necessary adjustments to make your Galaxy S20 display more suitable to your needs. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to adjust Galaxy S20 screen timeout and brightness through settings menu.

Screen brightness and timeout duration are just two of the many factors to look into when dealing with display issues in smartphones. Extreme brightness for example will result in discomfort, especially to end-users with light sensitivity. 

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Shorter or longer screen timeout duration on the other hand, may also affect the overall mobile phone experience. Setting the screen duration to a shorter idle time duration for example may result in some interruptions while setting it to longer time duration will slow you down. 

Thankfully, smartphone manufacturers considered these among the priority issues to address or demands to meet. That being said, display settings are programmed to be easily modified according to the end-user’s display preferences. 

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to make necessary changes to your phone’s display settings.

Easy steps to adjust the Galaxy S20 screen timeout and brightness

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Outlined below are easy steps on how to manage and adjust the display settings on the Galaxy S20, particularly screen timeout duration and brightness level. This usually aids in managing power consumption and preserving the phone’s battery life. Individual screenshots are also provided to serve as visual representations for those who aren’t yet fully familiar with the Android platform and Galaxy S20’s OneUI interface. Here’s how it works.

  1. Start by launching the Apps screen.

    To do this, simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - view apps

  2. From the Apps screen, find and tap Settings.

    The Settings then app opens, showing you with a list of key features and options to manage. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - open settings

  3. Scroll down and tap on Display.

    Display options and settings will show up next. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - display settings

  4. To adjust the screen brightness, drag the slider left or right.

    Sliding to the left reduces screen brightness, thus the screen becomes dimmer. Sliding to the right on the other hand, does the opposite as it brightens the phone’s display. Applying this screen settings will result in more power consumption. To keep track of your brightness adjustments and apply them automatically in the same lightning conditions, just enable the Adaptive brightness feature. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - brightness slider

  5. Next, scroll down and tap on Screen timeout.

    On the next screen, you will see a list of time duration you can choose. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - screen timeout settings

  6. Tap to select your preferred idle time for the screen to time out.

    The shorter the idle time is, the longer your phone’s battery will drain. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - idle time

  7. After making a selection, you’ll be routed back to the previous menu.

    The recent changes on the inactivity time duration will be displayed beneath Screen timeout. galaxy s20 screen timeout and brightness - new screen timeout

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

If you want to change the time duration and screen brightness, just repeat the same steps.

Another way to access and manage the galaxy s20 display settings is through the notification panel. 

To do so, swipe down from the top of the Home screen to launch the notification panel. Then drag the horizontal bar to expand the panel and view other shortcut icons and controls. On the expanded panel, scroll down to the bottom and you should see the screen brightness slider. Just drag the slider left or right to make necessary adjustments to your phone’s screen brightness.

Other display features of the galaxy s20 you can use would include but not limited to Blue light filter, Motion smoothness, screen mode, font size and style, screen zoom and dark mode.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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