How to disable Always On Display on Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge and LG G5


This year, both Samsung and LG re-introduced a feature that was forgotten for the past couple of years. We are talking about Always On Display, a useful functionality that keeps a small part of the display on at all times and shows vital information, even when the phone's fast asleep.

In our opinion it's a nifty thing to have - it's definitely useful and its battery usage is acceptable. What's more, powering your phone constantly to check for new events could be eating up way more of your precious juice in comparison with simply keeping AOD on. 

But... what if you don't like this feature? After all, the devices we have are ours to posses and tinker with. What's more, we are certain that not all G5 or S7 users are impressed with the informative functionality.

So, we will show you how to disable it on both flagship phones. By the way, if you want a more in-depth comparison between the two, we've got you covered.



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8 Comments

1. FluffyBled unregistered

I don't see any differences between the photo sets! ... Could be just me :S!

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yeah, both have currently the G5 photo set. Phonearena, fix it.

3. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Those screenshots are not of the galaxy S7 or edge is it that hard to just upload actual S7 screenshots LG UX is so ugly and bland

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I didn't know the S7 had GUI :P

5. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

The G5 and the S7 both come with these features turned off. I'd think one should know how to turn it off if they turned it on on the first place.

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Glad HTC didn't implement this feature on their 10 because having this only gives stress to the battery

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's an optional feature thereby rendering your comment completely pointless.

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

why does LG bother with their "always on display" if its soo dim?

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