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Set up a screen saver

Your Android phone or tablet screen saver can show photos, colorful backgrounds, a clock, and more when your device is charging or docked.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn your screen saver on or off

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Display and then Advanced and then Screen saver.
  3. Turn Screen saver on or off.

Set your screen saver

Step 1: Choose what your screen saver shows

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Display and then Advanced and then Screen saver.
  3. Tap an option:
    • Clock: See a digital or analog clock. To choose your clock or make your screen less bright, next to Clock, tap Settings Settings.
    • Colors: See changing colors on your screen.
    • Photos: See photos from the Photos app. To choose your source or change the settings, next to Photos, tap Settings Settings.
    • Other apps: If you've downloaded an app that works with your screen saver, you'll see it listed.

Step 2: Choose when your screen saver shows

Your phone or tablet can use a screen saver when your device is charging, docked, or both. Docked means that your device is connected to a dock, a type of phone accessory.

  1. While on the screen saver settings, tap More More and then When to start.
  2. Tap While dockedWhile charging, or Either.

Step 3: Test your screen saver

To see what your screen saver will look like, tap More More and then Start now.

Enter Sleep mode to start your screen saver

After you've set your screen saver, you'll see it when your device goes into Sleep mode. To change how long it takes for your device to go into sleep mode:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Display and then Advanced and then Sleep.
  3. Choose an option.

Important: If you turn off your device with the Power button, your screen saver won't start. Instead, leave your screen on so that your device goes into Sleep mode on its own.

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