Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Screen Timeout Duration

Previously we have learned about how to save more battery consumption by setting down the email syncing frequency, due to this activity will need more power when it accessing the mobile network more often.

See also: How to Change the Email Check Frequency on Samsung Galaxy S3

One more way that you can also do to save more battery consumption on your Galaxy SIII is by changing the screen time out duration as short as possible. By doing this, means you will reduce power consumption by the huge screen owned by this phone when the it is not in used.

How to change the screen time out duration?
Screen time out duration will determine how long your phone's standby time after not being used. To change it kindly following the steps below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen timeout.
  5. On pop up menu select which screen timeout duration you wish to use, eg 1 minute or 30 seconds. More shorter duration means save more battery consumption. When the dot indicator next to option shows green means the option is selected.
  6. Finish. Now your phone's screen timeout setting has been change.

Well, by knowing on how to adjust the screen timout duration, now you can set it down to save more battery consumption and help prolong your battery life. So try this useful tips then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. This does not work for increasing the display time for the LOCK screen. I cannot find how to increase that display. Again, I want the LOCK screen to not go off after 15 seconds.

    1. Hi Rat Fink,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, do you want to increase the lock screen time out before it locked your phone? Indeed, the step above will not be able do what you want. But, you might want to try third-party app called Delayed Lock app. Seem this app can help you solve the problem. Here's the link:
      Hope this helps :)


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