With all the great features our devices boast today, we are still pretty much connected to the wall with the limited battery power. While screen timeout is among those power-saving features that count, you might want to disable screen timeout for certain apps but can’t.
For instance, having the screen turn off when reading a lengthy article on Google Chrome can be annoying, but keeping the screen timeout settings to 2 minutes can be a power drainer. This is where the amazing StayAwake module on Xposed Framework comes in handy.
Things you will need:
- An Android device running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.
- Root access enabled on the device.
- “Unknown Sources” enabled from the Settings->Security menu.
- Xposed Framework installed onto the Android device.
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Step 1: Install StayAwake Module from Xposed Installer App
On your Android device, head over to the Xposed Installer app and navigate to the Download menu. In the search bar, type in “StayAwake” and tap on the first result that shows up.
You will be able to see all the available versions of the module in the list form, so tap on the “Download” button next to the most recent version. Once the download completes, go ahead and press the “Install” button to get StayAwake on your device.
Step 2: Disable Screen Timeout for Certain Apps
Once you reboot your device, you’re all set to begin disabling the screen timeout for specific apps. Essentially how the app works is that when you’re using a particular app and want the screen to stay on, you have to press both the volume buttons at the same time.
Every time you press the two volume button together, the message “KEEP_SCREEN_ON is true” will appear on the screen. From this point onwards, the screen timeout will remain disabled for as long as the app is in the foreground.
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