KinScreen: Screen Control

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About this app

Do you find yourself poking your screen to keep it from turning off? Want to turn your screen on without the power button? KinScreen automatically keeps your screen on while you're using your phone, but turns it off more quickly when you aren't to save battery power.

Please check to make sure KinScreen is able to run in the background!

Brief Overview
• Turn screen on
- with a wave
- by tilting up

• Turn screen off
- by covering screen (pocket, face down)
- by tilting down

• Keep screen on
- while holding phone (motion or tilt)
- by waving over screen
- while using specific apps
- while on a call
- while charging
- manually via widget, QuickSettings, or notification toggle
• Set a separate timeout for the lock screen
• Set a maximum time to keep the screen on
• Works in the dark unlike Samsung's Smart Stay
• No ads

Originally released in 2014, KinScreen is continually being improved based on user feedback and feature requests.

Install now and forget about keeping your screen on! Once you understand its capabilities, you will immediately notice it missing on a new device!

Customer service is a top priority at TEQTIC. If you experience an issue, please use the "Contact support" menu option inside the app or email before leaving a negative review! We usually reply to all emails within 48 hours, and often much quicker.

Detailed Overview
Turn screen on with gestures
Save the wear and tear on your power button by using gestures to turn the screen on. You can turn the screen on via the proximity sensor or by lifting the device up. Uncovering the proximity sensor lets you pull your phone out of your pocket and have the screen turn on automatically. Waving over the sensor works great when your hands are dirty! You may also set a tilt angle that turns the screen on when the phone is lifted up (tilt to wake).

Keep screen on automatically
Choose from various methods that detect use of the device and keep the display on. The motion method detects small movements from you just holding the device. Waving over the proximity sensor is another way to keep your screen on, and optionally extends the timeout. The tilt angle method allows the display to stay on when propped up, even when you aren't holding it. You can also choose to have the display stay on while using chosen apps, while charging, or while on a call (display still turns off when you put the phone to your ear).

Time screen out quickly to save battery
You can choose the screen timeout when there are no keep-on functions actively keeping the screen on. If the screen isn't being kept on, it should time out quickly to save battery power. The screen can turn off even quicker when the proximity sensor is covered (in-pocket or face down), or when the device is pointed down. You can also set a separate timeout for the lock screen. KinScreen will not turn the screen off when other apps are keeping the screen on, unless you have selected to actively turn the screen off.

Resource Use
KinScreen is designed to be as efficient and battery friendly as possible. It uses minimal CPU and memory, and sensor use is highly optimized. Some functions use more power than others. Turn-on-by-tilt-angle will use significant battery power because it needs to keep the device awake in order to work.

Premium Version
All functions are highly customizable to your taste. Fine-tuning of numerical parameters is locked in the free version. Please upgrade to premium to fully unlock all customization, and support future development!

Sensitive Permissions
The Accessibility Service permission is optional and only used to actively turn the screen off. Information provided by the Accessibility Service is not collected or shared in any way.
Updated on
Mar 8, 2022

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6.88K reviews
September 4, 2022
A very special app. Actually the only app that has not stopped development for newer Android versions. This app let's you control your screen based on inclination instead of time lapsed. If you read something for a long time, the screen does not dim or turn off ! Even if you are not reading but want your phone display always on to follow notifications for example, just put it on an inclined stand on your desk! I even use it in my car with the motion detection feature which will keep screen on
18 people found this review helpful
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April 19, 2020
Thanks for the very kind review Joseph! Please share KinScreen with friends that might also find it useful. If you have any issues please don't hesitate to contact us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option.
Johnny Helmich
August 30, 2022
The free test version doesn't do it justice. Tried various settings with the free version, but couldn't get it to stop turning off while using the phone. No such problem with the paid version and the additional settings it allows. Works like a charm.
7 people found this review helpful
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August 30, 2022
Thank you for the kind review and your support Johnny! We are so happy you are finding it useful. Please share KinScreen with friends that might also find it helpful. If you have any questions, please write to us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing
A Google user
May 4, 2019
The best Screen Off app I have ever used...and I have used many over the years. Excellent support as well. What I like about this app is that I can keep the screen from turning off through the default timeout settings when I am using it, even in the dark. I can keep the phone keypad active whenever I need to. I use this app with my Galaxy Note 9 and a leather folder-type case. As soon as I open the folder lid, the screen becomes active. No more pressing the power button. When I close the cover, the screen times out. As a previous programmer, I appreciate the small file size and the very small utilization of system resources. This app can save battery power by wasted screen on-time. I would recommend purchasing the upgrade to be able to access the locked features (which were more customizable than I realized) and to support the developer who shows he's listening to our requests and/or questions.
11 people found this review helpful
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May 9, 2019
Thanks for the detailed review Jaye! Please share KinScreen with friends that might find it useful.

What's new

6.0.9 (2022.03.08)
-Please view the full changelog at or by going to Menu -> About KinScreen -> Changelog