Smarter Screen

by Fran T

Version 8 (July 16, 2018)

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Keeps the display active while you're reading, allowing it to turn off when the phone is locked, lying faceup, in power save mode, or when in close proximity with something (as when you're in a Hangouts call or the phone is in a pocket or purse, or lying facedown). And now, whenever a particular app is running. And unlike certain vendor-supplied camera-based features, it works in the dark!

The phone's current display timeout system setting is used to determine the minimum amount of time the screen will stay on. With this flow, you can improve your phone's battery life by setting your display timeout to the minimum value and it will stay on only as long as you need it.

Also see the Android Settings --> Display --> Screen timeout and Motion sensor calibration settings.

Note: If you see "Automate is not responding" messages, try changing the Automate 'Timing accuracy workaround' setting.

Updates:
o Add ability to stay awake whenever certain apps you choose are running. This is convenient for some devices where the proximity sensor may detect your hand while viewing in landscape mode, or when you lie the phone flat while reading.
o Now keeps the screen on if you're reading during a phone call.
o Eliminate use of the Automate/SmarterScreen.txt file to hold the list of apps.

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