What is AOD (Always-On-Display) mode?
When Samsung launched their Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones in 2016, they brought forth a plethora of features. Some of the features were taken from previous releases such as the inclusion of water resistance (features from the Galaxy S5) and the microSD card support feature. The remaining features were completely new. Some of such features include the AOD (Always-On-Display) feature.
To quote the words of Samsung on the AOD, “ The AOD allows users to check the time and date with ease, and also keep an eye on missed calls and message alerts, even when the phone is not in use and just on standby. And, with its variety of clocks, calendars, and themes, the AOD even offers customization options.”
The AOD feature provides different clock styles or information to choose while the screen os on the standby mode. You can either choose Digital clock, Analog clock or World clock to be displayed on the screen. Moreover, users have the option to manually choose what they wish to display on their Always-on-Display mode. It can be your Calendar or an image as per your convenience.
Though the feature was outstanding, it raised the question of power consumption. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were incorporated with the AMOLED display which made it beneficial to implement the AOD (Always-On-Display) feature. The reason being the black pixels of the AMOLED display are actually turned off and hence leads to less power consumption. But still, other components such as the Display Driver IC (DDI), the Application Processor (AP), and the sensors still consume a lot of power. This made Samsung come up with a process to reduce power consumption in sleep mode to less than one-fifth of previous consumptions. They also developed a new hardware algorithm, to further improve the performance of the DDI of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Install Galaxy S8 AOD (Always-On-Display) on Samsung Smartphone
Now, let’s look at the way we can install the Galaxy S8 AOD(Always-On-Display) on any Samsung smartphone. Follow the steps as given below:
- Download the AOD(Always-On-Display) APK file from the links given below: [button type=”round” color=”Red” target=”” link=”https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/samsung-electronics-co-ltd/always-on-display/always-on-display-2-6-49-release/always-on-display-2-6-49-android-apk-download/”] Link 1[/button] [button type=”round” color=”Red” target=”” link=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Ax5PV-X_WZbEx3WTNhWGpQQ00/view”] Link 2[/button]
- Do make sure that you are running your phone on the Android version 7.0 Nougat or later. The installation has been tested on Galaxy S7 Edge and S6 Edge and it works perfectly fine. To get proper notifications on the AOD (Always-on-Display), it is recommended that you install the latest Galaxy S8 Stock apps.
- Now, assuming that you have downloaded the file, you will need to install it. Once the installation is done, the app will force close itself.
- Next, you will need to clear the data so that the app works.
- To clear the data as mentioned above, you will have to go into Application Settings> Always on Display> Storage> Clear data. Follow the path as mentioned in above.
- Next, you will need to reboot your device once.
- Once the reboot has been successful, you will see the AOD (Always-on-Display) feature right there on your Standby screen!
Let’s say you no longer wish to keep the AOD(Always-On-Display) feature on your phone. Then what do you do? Well, fret not! We have the solution for that too! Follow the steps given below to revert the AOD(Always-On-Display) feature from your smartphone.
Revert Galaxy S8 AOD(Always-On-Display) on Samsung Smartphone
To revert, you can just uninstall the app. But if you are in the USB Debug mode, then type the following command:
adb uninstall Galaxy S8 Always on Display_androidsage.apk
You can also use the following command:
adb uninstall com.samsung.android.app.aodservice
Well, hope you liked the AOD(Always-On-Display) feature on your Samsung smartphone.