KinScreen: Screen Control

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3.9
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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 www.dontkillmyapp.com 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 kinscreen@teqtic.com 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
Nov 7, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

3.9
7.33K reviews
Bill Stovall
November 5, 2023
I've been using this app since about 2018 and it does a fantastic job of keeping the screen on when needed but shuts it off when not in use. I have tried 2 other similar apps but this has been my go to for years. The free version is nice but the paid version provides more granularity with the settings. Plus we should always support the dev's hard work.
31 people found this review helpful
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TEQTIC
November 6, 2023
Thank you for the very kind review and long standing support Bill! 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 or suggestions, please write to us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing kinscreen@teqtic.com.
James Oneavatar
April 13, 2024
Keeps some apps from locking screen, but sets timeout back to 20 seconds. I use it on games that need to keep running. I have to set the timeout back after using. It mostly does it's job. I didn't notice you could change the timeout until I got a response. You have to click on the time, which isn't obvious, Thank you.
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TEQTIC
April 12, 2024
Please write to us for help James! You can do so by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing kinscreen@teqtic.com. You need to set the general timeout you want within KinScreen under "Time screen out... 20 seconds after last kept on."
Bryan Maxwell
November 17, 2023
Every time I had to use my dailpad to respond to voice prompts during a call, my stupid screen would go dark every 10 seconds, so I had to keep touching the screen over and over again in a blank area to keep it from going off. But then for some stupid reason these finger touches kept getting interpreted by the computer as inputs, and it kept interfering with my choices. This was beyond frustrating!!!! This app fixes this stupid idiotic problem! Thank you!
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TEQTIC
November 20, 2023
Thank you for the very kind review Bryan! 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 or suggestions, please write to us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing kinscreen@teqtic.com.

What's new

6.1.2 (2023.11.07)
-Fixed notification not disappearing when one of the notification categories was disabled
-Fixed no notification sound when toggling manual toggle
-Please view the full changelog at www.teqtic.com/kinscreen-changelog or by going to Menu -> About KinScreen -> Changelog