How To Keep Galaxy Z Fold 4 Screen On

Do you want your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 screen timeout feature to be much longer? You can set the screen timeout to a longer time by as much as ten minutes if you want to or even make the screen stays awake when charging. We will be showing you how this is done.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a premium Android phone that has a foldable form factor. It’s actually a 2 in one device where you can enjoy two separate home screens. When using the outer display, it acts just like any other phone however when unfolded it can be used in tablet mode where the large inner display makes it ideal for various multitasking activities.

Setting the screen timeout on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

set home screen timeout

One of the ways that your foldable phone conserves battery life is by turning off the display during a set period of time when not in use. There are however instances when you want the screen timeout to be much longer such as when you are reading a book or doing research using your phone browser.

Here’s what you need to do to keep the home screen of your phone on.

Setting the screen timeout on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

The latest phones from Samsung that uses the foldable form factor does not have an option to never turn off the display. There is however a setting to make the screen stay on by as long as 10 minutes.

  • Tap the Settings icon on your phone.
  • Tap Display.
  • Tap Screen Timeout.
  • Select 10 minutes.

Your phone home screen will now turn off after 10 minutes of being idle. Take note that if you touch the two displays or the cover screen within the 10-minute period the timer will reset.

Make the home screen stay awake when charging

If you want your phone display to stay awake while charging, then you will have to turn on this feature from the developer options. If you can’t find the developer options on your phone, then you should enable this feature first. The Developer options menu lets you configure system behaviors to improve app performance.

Enable developer options

  • Tap Settings app icon.
  • Tap “About device” or “About phone”
  • Tap “Software information”
  • Tap “Build number” seven times
  • Enter your pattern, PIN or password to enable the Developer options menu.
  • Enter your pattern, PIN or password to enable the Developer options menu.

Enable stay awake when charging

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap Developer Options.
  • Tap the switch next to Stay awake.

Make the main screen stay on when viewing

If you are reading a book on your phone, then you can turn on the keep screen on when viewing feature to prevent the display from turning off.

  • Tap the Settings app icon.
  • Tap Advanced features.
  • Find and tap Motions and Gestures.
  • Tap the switch next to keep screen on while viewing.

Troubleshooting Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 cover screen, main screen not staying on issue

In case you are having a problem with the front screen or inner screen timeout feature then here are the troubleshooting steps to consider.

Restart the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Restarting the phone will basically close all running apps and processes. The device RAM will also be cleared of temporary data. This procedure will reboot the operating system of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and reload all of its services.

Soft reset Galaxy Z Fold 4

  • Turn off the phone by pressing and holding the Bixby button and the volume down button on the side of the device.
  • Choose Power off.
  • Choose Power off again. The phone will turn off.
  • Wait for a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the Bixby button on the side of the device to turn on the Samsung phone.

Perform a software update on your Galaxy Z Fold 4

Software updates are constantly being pushed by Samsung to its devices to improve its performance, make it more secure, or even add more features.

Manually getting software update

  • Open Settings and scroll all the way down.
  • Find and tap Software update.

Start the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 in Safe Mode

Sometimes this problem can be caused by a third-party application you downloaded from the Google Play Store. In order to check if one of the installed applications is the culprit you will need to start the phone in Safe Mode.

Safe Mode

  • Turn the Samsung device off.
  • Press and hold the Side key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
  • When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Side key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Side key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

Wait for up to 30 seconds for the process to complete. When your device reboots “Safe Mode” will appear on the lower left side of the home screen.

Tryto check if the issue occurs in this mode.

In case the issue does not occur then you will need to find out the specific app that is causing this problem and uninstall it.

After uninstalling the app, you can exit from safe mode.

Exit Safe Mode

  • Press and hold the Side key.
  • Tap Restart > Restart.
  • The device will restart in standard mode, and you can resume normal use.

Solution 6: Perform a factory reset

A factory reset is usually performed when the device is experiencing issues caused by a corrupted operating system.

This procedure will erase your phone data and bring it back to its original condition. Make sure to back up your personal data stored in this phone as it will be deleted.

Factory Reset

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Simultaneously press and hold the Volume up and side buttons until the device vibrates and the Android Recovery screen appears then release all buttons.
  • From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset. You can use the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the side key to select.
  • Select Factory data reset.
  • Select Reboot system now.
  • Set up your Android device.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many home screens does the Galaxy Z Fold 4 have?

    The phone has two separate home screens. There is a home screen that works when the phone is closed and another home screen when it is open. If you want continuity between the two home screens, then you will have to enable cover screen mirroring.
    Tap on Home Screen.
    Tap on Cover Screen Mirroring.
    Turn on Cover Screen Mirroring.

  2. How many apps can I run for multitasking on my phone?

    When the Multi-Active Window feature is enabled, you will be able to work on up to three apps at once.

  3. Why does my phone screen not turn on after sleeping?

    You should try doing a soft reset or try charging your phone as its battery might be drained.

  4. How do I enable power saving mode on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4?

    Open Settings.
    Tap on Battery and device care.
    Tap on Battery.
    Tap on Power saving mode and toggle it On.

  5. How do I soft reset the Z Fold 4?

    Simultaneously press and hold the Power key and Volume down button on the right edge for approximately 15 seconds.
    Release the buttons when the Samsung logo appears.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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