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How to Disable the Galaxy S7 Always On Display



This quick guide will explain how to disable or turn off the Galaxy S7 always on display. With this feature information is shown 24/7 in a low power state. It’s nice, but not everyone wants to use it. If so, here’s how to turn it off completely.

With the update to Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung added even more features to this, and it occasionally moves too. Which can be extremely distracting.

Read: Top 10 Galaxy S7 Edge Settings to Change

Even when you turn off the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge screen, it’s still on. A little area is lit-up with the time, date, battery level and even some notifications for emails or incoming messages. Below are the steps you’ll need to take to quickly turn it off in settings.



To disable the always on display feature we simply need to head into Settings > Display > Always On Display > and flip the switch to OFF. Here’s are the step by step instructions and some screenshots to help you disable it.


  1. Pull down the notification bar and hit the gear-shaped Settings button
  2. Navigate to the “Device” column and select “Display
  3. Tap “Always On Display
  4. Select the On/Off switch to turn it off
  5. That’s it, you’re all done

Easy enough, right? Now the screen will completely turn off, and users will need to tap power or home to turn on the phone to see the time, date, battery life or messages. For more details and information about customization, continue reading.

Other Details & Customization

At first I didn’t like the Always On Display feature and quickly disabled it, but then realized how convenient it was so turned it back on, and did a bit of customizing to my liking. It even works with some 3rd party apps, or dims at night so it won’t be too distracting.

It isn’t completely customizable, but we do have some options. Users can choose between seven different clocks, backgrounds, the calendar and other things. Samsung updates it periodically too.

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Navigate to Settings > Display > Always On Display > and select “content to show”, “Clock/Calendar style”, or “Background image” to make your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge always on display unique to what you’d prefer.

In closing, Samsung states that the average user turns on their device over 150 times a day. Checking the time or notifications. Using the Always-On display in a low-power state uses less than 5% throughout an 8 hour work day. So this feature could actually improve battery life. Either way, disable it with our instructions above if you’d like.

While you’re here, below are some great accessories for the Galaxy S7 or Edge.

14 Official Galaxy S7 Accessories Worth Buying

Galaxy S7 S-View Flip Cover

Galaxy S7 S-View Flip Cover

As expected, the popular S-View case is also available for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and comes in multiple different colors. For the Galaxy S7 there's Black and Gold, the two colors being offered, then for the Galaxy S7 Edge it comes in Black, Gold & Silver. The S-View has been popular for years, and protects your device while letting you interact with it without ever opening the case. Basically offering full protection even while you answer calls, take pictures and more.

When closed, the S-View cover offers instant access to critical features through a unique window interface, thanks to the Samsung ID chip. View the home screen to check the time, weather and other status items. Accept or reject incoming calls with just a swipe, or reject calls with a preset message. Control your music playback directly on the S-View screen. If you miss anything, notifications are shown in the recent activity menu of your S-View cover. It works even better with the new always-on display feature.

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