Set up a screen saver

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

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn your screen saver off

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Display And then Screen saver.
  3. Tap When to start And then Never. If you don't see "When to start," turn off Screen saver.

Set your screen saver

Step 1: Choose what your screen saver shows

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Display And then Screen saver And then Current 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 .
    • 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 .
    • Other apps: If you've downloaded an app that works with your screen saver, you'll see it listed.

Step 2: Manage when your screen saver shows

While charging, docked or both:

  1. While on the screen saver settings, tap When to start. If you don't see "When to start," tap More  And then When to start.
  2. Tap While dockedWhile charging, or While charging or docked. Docked means that your phone is connected to a dock, a type of phone accessory. 

Step 3: Test your screen saver

To see what your screen saver will look like, tap Use screen saver.

Choose when your screen times out

After you've set your screen saver, you'll see it when your phone screen times out. To change how long it takes for your phone to time out: 

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Display And then Screen timeout.
  3. Choose an option.

Tip: If you turn off your phone with the Power button, your screen saver won't start. Instead, leave your screen on so that your phone times out on its own.

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