How to Customize or Disable the “Always On Display” Feature on Galaxy S7 Duo

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Mar 22, 2016
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Always On Display feature has been one of the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones. The feature is nothing new in the Android world as several other smartphones already offer it, however, it is definitely a feature-introduction for Samsung’s devices. Thanks to Galaxy S7 duo’s Super AMOLED display, the feature hardly consumes any additional battery juice, making it one of the favorite new features.

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The Galaxy S7 Always On Display keeps the screen on even when you turn off the display of your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. A little area is lit-up with the time, date, battery level, and notifications for emails or incoming messages. This Galaxy S7 guide will help you customize this new feature and also help you learn how to disable it, if you don’t find yourself falling for the Always On Display.

Customize Galaxy S7 Always On Display:

Similar to all the other Samsung features, Always On Display also comes packed with a ton of control and customizations. Before, going into customizations, here is how to enable / disable Galaxy S7 Always On Display.

  • Go to Settings Display > Always On Display. Alternatively, you can also swipe down the Notification shade to quickly access the Always On Display settings.
  • Once in, toggle it on or off to enable or disable the feature.

When you have enabled the feature, you can customize it to your liking.

  • On the primary Always On Display screen, click on Content to Show to customize what exactly you want to see on your screen when it’s turned off.
  • Content to Show allows you to display an image, clock or a calendar.
  • You can choose from a few watch faces to display on your screens. disable always on disable on galaxy s7 edge
  • If you chose a calendar, you can select from two styles. Whereas, the image popup allows you to choose an image from 3 wallpapers. You can download additional themes from Samsung themes store and they will be accessible to this menu.
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It only takes a few steps to customize Galaxy S7 Always On Display and choose from a few choices of images, watch faces or calendar styles. The Always On Display will now display the content that you opted for, along with time and some notifications. It also automatically dims or brightens the screen depending on the surroundings. However, you cannot customize the brightness levels yourselves.

Users could certainly do with more choices in the type of content they want to display on their screens. There is still no third-party app access or control over brightness settings as mentioned, among other things. The feature works perfectly for a first start, however, it does leave you wanting for more.

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