Wakey: Keep your screen on

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.54K reviews
Content rating
All ages
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About this app

Have you ever wanted to keep your device's screen on longer than normal? Want to make your screen go to max brightness when you are using navigation or viewing your vacation photos? With Wakey, you can keep your screen on as long as you like.

Wakey keeps your screen on, on your terms - make the screen really bright, dim, or even completely dark - but the phone's still awake and working. Wakey can also be set to keep your screen on when certain apps or games are active, or when the device is charging, or even when you are looking at the device.

Wakey is battery friendly - it will keep the screen awake only when you need it. You can enable it manually with the big bulb right in the app at any time, and tap it again or use the notification to disable it.

Wakey Premium (in-app upgrade) has several features that will make your life even easier:

FaceWake Keep your screen awake as long as you are looking at it.

AppWake Automatically keep your screen awake when certain apps are in the foreground. If you want to keep the screen on to see album art while music is playing or while playing games like Pokemon Go (not affiliated), this feature is great for you.

If you have limited dexterity or physical disabilities, AppWake allows you to ensure the screen stays on while you use apps requiring extra time to navigate and allows the screen turn off quickly all other times.

ChargeWake Automatically keep your screen awake when it's charging.

Tasker Plugin You can use Tasker or Locale to customize Wakey more than ever! Set Wakey to react to whatever triggers Tasker supports. Night-time browsing? Set the screen to remain on & dim. Using nav during the day? Set the screen on full brightness. You now have more control than ever!
Updated on
Nov 13, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.54K reviews
Paulo Rodolfo Mariani Bittencourt
April 30, 2022
Does what it promises to do with no annoying ads or "pro" features. It comes with a Quick Settings tile, so it's very easy to toggle between keeping the screen on or restoring the timeout. To me, Wakey has become a huge QoL feature for my Android tablet. Really, Android should come with this feature built in. It doesn't, so I'm glad we have this app instead.
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March 4, 2022
The screen dims before wakey prevents the screen to sleep. It really is unnerving especially when reading. More specifically when reading in BookWalker. Since it doesn't have it's own 'keep screen awake' I hoped this app would solvr my reading problems. Lo and behold, another one appears. The screen dims before the app starts its 'stay awake' mode. Which is annoying when you are reading, it dims, lights up again, switch page, and dims then lights up again.
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A Google user
March 7, 2020
Wakey fills a much needed purpose, and it is very well designed. It does a great job (at least on my Galaxy S9) if you just want to invoke it when you needed it by swiping down from the top to see the Quick Settings icon (where icons for Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, etc. are). It adds itself there. You can also tell it to work with only certain apps, only when the phone is unplugged, and other choices. Everything is well designed and the options cover a wide range of scenarios. If there is another app out there that can compete with Wakey for this purpose, I have never seen it, and I wouldn't have any interest in it anyway because Wakey rocks solid. [NOTE: I previously gave this a 3-star review because it quit working, but then I went to Play Store and realized there was an update. After updating, it works perfectly, so It's back to 5 stars.
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March 23, 2020
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What's new

Try the new AppWake service - use the menu in the AppWake settings to enable "Experimental" model.

I might have found the cause of some system apps not showing for AppWake. Please let me know if the ones you've been missing are back.

Even more bugs have been fixed, including, I think, a fix for spontaneous activation.