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Lindale Forum Mod

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#1 1 year ago

I am looking into downloading a digital clock for my phone. Basically, I want something that is always on, even when the phone itself is idle. That way, I can put that in front of the telly, so I don't end up being on Playstation all the way to 6am (again).

Do any of you have experience with these? What are the best clock apps to use?

If it matters, my phone is the LG Vista.


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#2 1 year ago

Just search the play store for "always on clock", there should be a bunch of apps. Pick one with good ratings and high download numbers. Keep in mind that "free apps" like to take your personal data and sell it to the highest bidder.

There are a few phones which support this out of the box. The Russian yota-phone was designed specifically with this in mind, but I don't think it is a good phone apart from that gimmick.




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#3 1 year ago

The closest you're going to get is to use an ordinary full-screen clock app, and switch off the phone's display-off and auto-sleep settings.

If your phone goes to sleep, it's going to shut off the screen. There's nothing any app can do about that - Android does not like to let apps fuck around with its sleep and screen-lock functions.


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#4 1 year ago

You could just buy an actual alarm clock.


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#5 1 year ago

I may just do that. I was hoping not to, since I already have the phone.

But if Android will not let me disable the sleep screen, then the alarm clock may be the better option after all.


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#6 1 year ago

Don't you just have a clock on the wall?


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#7 1 year ago

Oddly enough, I don't have any wall clocks.


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#8 1 year ago
"Lindale" But if Android will not let me disable the sleep screen, then the alarm clock may be the better option after all.

That is kind of the point of the always-on apps, they modify system settings to disable sleep mode. Besides, you can just plug your phone in and use developer options to activate the "stay awake" option, if you have an AMOLED screen an app that moves the clock around on the screen will be better though as it prevents burn-in.