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I bought one specifically to install a clock app on it and stick it to the wall in the bathroom, plugged into the wall socket to stay charged. Cheapest auto-setting WiFi clock on the market!
I settled on using this app: [link]
Bonus: I can also watch Netflix in the bathroom.
Check out Always On Amoled. It is currently being worked on and I checked it out when the developer made a post on this subreddit a while back. I've had some problems with the pick up to wake and proximity to wake but never had problems with the always on portion of it.
So the best AOD solution I can find that isn't a total pain is an app called Always On AMOLED.I tested it out a bit and it works as advertised. It's also pretty widely customizable.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomer.alwayson
Normal AoD's only show up when the screen has been turned off. However, these apps can't hook into the system, so this is not possible. Instead, while it may not physically look like it because they're mostly displaying black, the screen is still actually in the on state. As such, they most likely prevent your phone from ever entering Doze, and may actually end up draining your battery significantly faster if you have a fair amount of background processes typically running.
That said, it seems like some, like this one, realize this, and advertise features to force Doze even when the screen is on. Haven't tried it though, so who knows if it works. Probably requires ADB or root though.
The best one imo which I've been using for the last few weeks is called Always ON AMOLED.
Themeable clock faces, music & notification support, very low battery usage, no ads (unless inside the app settings) and if you get pro - even an option to draw notes onto the lock screen itself!
You may experience this: [link]
But anyway, these applications are not as interesting as they used to be, today your manufacturer has your own "AmbientDisplay" which is much more interesting and functional. Even in AOSP Oreo this is amazing!
You can go to settings> display> and turn on ambient display but it only flashes it like every couple minutes. You can try AlwaysOnAmoled which works pretty well.
I just saw this app that someone made to replicate the always on display of Samsungs. Says you can Double tap to wake, Swipe up to wake..looks like it has a few issues if not set up properly but if it works right I'm definitely going to use it when my pixel gets here
Redditor /u/rosenpin created an app called Always On AMOLED specifically for the S7. I love his implementation - super customizable (font, color, size, scheduled on/off), awesome and responsive developer who updates very frequently with new features, and most importantly: supports native notifications, unlike Samsung's.
may I suggest using this and then enabling double tap to dismiss? I haven't tested how much battery life it'll take up, I'm going to do a test on Friday.
I don't have a Pixel 1 but assuming others are correct and it's not built into the settings you'd have to try a third party app like this (probably uses more battery though): [link]
I've wanted that feature myself for a while - or even the ambient display, which (afaik) is actually a feature of android now. You can get an app to add an always on display feature to the Axon 7, but be warned: it drains a lot of battery. Try it out and see: [link]
You can try my app:
Always On AMOLED
It has options to only show the always on screen when you get a notification (like Moto display), or when you pick up your device (like ambient display) and more.
It also has many advanced battery saving features, like utilizing Greenify if you have it installed, or forcing doze to activate if your device is rooted.
It also has a lot of customising options
Also, I test it mostly on my OnePlus 3T, so I can guarantee it works at least somewhat as intended (as long as you don't have any conflicting apps).
If you have Always On AMOLED installed, you should disable the Ambient display feature
Awesome, I'll check it out. Any other settings/ recommendations you have or use?
This one yes: [link]
I'm also using swiftkey with the honeycomb theme, looks so fantastic on the AMOLED screen.
I use an app called Always On AMOLED which uses the individual pixels of my 6P's AMOLED display instead of the whole display. This still counts as screen time as my display is still on. That's how I achieved that much screen on time. Here's the link to the app if you want to check it out (it's still in beta but world just fine): [link]
Try this, I used this on the 6P for quite some time without much battery drainage [link]
Here it is...
Try this one It's updated daily at this point and has been great
My coworker uses this app to get aod on his s6 edge +. it has the aod on only when you pick up the phone you mentioned. [link]
Same use for me - it was the cheapest clock I could find that corrects itself over Wifi. What app do you use?
I use this one for a clock but the date sometimes doesn't change at midnight, and weather would be an extra cost that I haven't gotten yet.
I've also been moving it further from Amazon's control - first installed Google Play Store and asked Amazon Support nicely to disable the ads (they will if you just ask nice), then installed Nova launcher with LauncherHijack, and last week finally just rooted it and installed fire OS Revamped ROM.
This is on a Fire 7 5th-gen, but the same can be done with your Fire 7 7th-gen.
Try Always on AMOLED [link] I used it to replace the Samsung one. It's on F-droid too.
Try this app:
You can use this app: [link]
But it will drain your battery but hey, it works
I use it on my OnePlus 3T and I get 20 hours screen on time before the battery discharges
Not by default, but there's an app for it. Hold on, I'll find it.
For always on display, I use this app - [link]
I think this one is probably the best
It has a plugin for note 4 and the widgets move around to avoid burn in.
Always on Amoled has been doing the trick for me
Because you want notifications previews and they have moved to the other mode.
Alternatively, you can use Always On AMOLED
I wanted to have the same feature on my Tab S6, I go with [link] and I'm verry happy about the possible options.
If you are not into changing the rom, it is currently only possible with 3rd party apps, some examples:
But be prepared: it takes a lot of time to configure them properly, sometimes they just quit (battery optimization), also you have to allow them all access to your notifications (to know about unread) also calls (to know missed calls), and they really drain battery.
If you try these or other AOD apps (there are many of them), always look for "moving the image to avoid burning in" in the feature list, also try them first without giving permissions to your sensitive data, and only allow what is needed if you are satisfied with the app, and it works properly on your device.
Try using this, just found on playstore, with little search
Of course, here you go;
I think this app now has raise to wake..
Has anyone tried any apps that modify the system settings to allow this?
I tired this app but its not very good...
Talking about third-party apps:
There's different ways to customize that display, try Always on amoled or search ambient display in the play store.
There's an app for everything :D
You can use Always on AMOLED. Its not exactly what you want but it works very well.
I've been using Always on Amoled
Display always on when charging using this app
Ambient display I disabled, because I found it annoying
My app adds a tile
Always on AMOLED
The Always On Amoled app allows me to do this, and I haven't noticed much of a hit on battery life on my S6 Edge+. Link to app
It looks like Always on has a clock with battery info on it. You could set it up to only run when it's charging.
That should do the trick for ya
Just get this app!
It's up now!
Right now i'm playing around with Always On AMOLED, see how hard it drains battery.
It allows touch unlock to homescreen without pressing power, lacks auto brightness tho'.
Not sure how samsung is pulling off it's AOD implementation, probably some low powerstate private framework.
Best I've seen yet.