I’ve played recently with Samsung Galaxy TabPro S and liked it very much, especially its screen. However one thing was driving me crazy – the auto dimming of the screen.
Setting the dimming timeout in Windows settings
After searching for a while on the internet I’ve found how to change the Galaxy TabPro S screen dimming timeout.
You need to go to Settings – Extras – Galaxy Settings – AMOLED. The maximum timeout you can set there is 10 minutes. You can’t go any more then 10 minutes. This is done to protect your Samsung’s beautiful AMOLED screen from burnouts.
Workaround for manufacturer’s limit
I did find a workaround for that which I use only when I have non-static images (like games/presentations/videos) displayed.
Warning – use it at your own risk, and there is one (or two):
- You are needing with settings that manufacturer decided to limit.
- You will be touching Windows registry
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S – screen dimming timeout setting can be changed in registry by setting the Interval property under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Samsung\SamsungSettings\DimmingOption
Changing back to one of the values provided my Samsung (1, 5 or 10 minutes) can be done via Settings as described previously, no need to touch Windows Registry.