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Poll: How long is your screen timeout set for?

Do you prefer your phone screen to turn off after 15 or 30 seconds, or is a longer timeout better?

Published onApril 15, 2021

screen timeout on smartphone

Every smartphone on the market has a screen timeout setting, allowing users to adjust how long it takes for a screen to automatically turn off. And there are arguments for both short and long timeout settings.

Some people might favor a super-short timeout (e.g. 30 seconds), as it contributes to better battery life in theory and reduces the risk of screen burn-in on OLED phones. Other smartphone owners might lean towards a longer timeout period (one minute or more) so they don’t have to unlock the device again for a while. Google’s phones even let you set a 30 minute timeout period.

How long is your phone's screen timeout set for?

3058 votes

So what do Android Authority readers prefer? Well, that’s where you come in. We want to know what screen timeout option you use. Let us know your preference by taking the poll above.

Personally, I usually set my screen timeout period to one or two minutes. This way, I can quickly pick up where I left off if I’m momentarily distracted. And I get distracted a lot. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on the matter!