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Set screen timeout on Samsung Continuum android

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I want to set the screen timeout on my Samsung Continuum android. I want one time for when it is plugged in and one for when it is not. Under Settings -> Sound & Display, there is a Screen timeout setting, but it doesn't distinguish between plugged in and not.
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by:snailcat
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There are a couple of apps that will help do this that you canfind on the Android market
PhoneWeaver or Tasker cost money but are very customizable.  If you just want one based on time then there is Smart Profiles Free.

If you
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by:allelopath
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I downloaded Phone Weaver Trial, but I don't see the functionality I am looking for in it.
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by:snailcat
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Try this on PhoneWeaver--set up a profile called 'plugged' or whatever you want.
Under the trigger tab choose either 'External AC' if you only want to have this profile when plugged into a charger or 'External' if you want this when on a charger or connected to your computer.
Then go to the 'Other' tab and under screen timeout choose what you want the timeout to be when plugged in.

For any other times when not plugged in you can set the screen timeout on the default tab.

See if that takes care of it.
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by:allelopath
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that works, in that the screen doesn't go blank, but now it doesn't ever go blank, even when I unplug the charger.
Under Trigger type, I have Connections
Under Power Source, I have External

I don't see what says "When unplugged, go back to the normal mode"
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You need to set up another profile to take over when unplugged.
Set up a new profile and label it 'standard' or whatever you want
Choose Trigger type 'Default at Time'
Under trigger day/time choose every day of the week and choose a time like 12:00
On the other tab choose screen timeout and choose what you want the default unplugged timeout to be.

One other thing--on your 'plugged' profile make sure on the trigger tab there is a checkmark by 'Can Override'

That should take care of it.  Sorry I didn't include this step in the last post.
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