How to get Apple’s Standby Mode on Samsung Phones

Apple recently unveiled the highly anticipated iOS 17 update at the WWDC event on June 5. This latest iteration of iOS brings forth a plethora of remarkable features that are sure to impress users. Among the multitude of additions, one standout feature that is getting attention is Standby Mode.

The Standby feature in iOS 17 is generating significant buzz among users for good reason. It offers an innovative way to utilize the iPhone even when it’s not actively in use for other tasks. By transforming the iPhone display into an informative and visually appealing interface, users can access a wide range of useful information conveniently.

But if you have another phone it might not be much exciting. Luckily for Samsung users, there is a way to get around this standby feature. If you have other phones, you can also play with some of the settings to get a similar view. We’re talking about Android, so there might be some alternate method along the way. But for now, let’s talk about the method for Samsung.

Apple’s Standby Feature on Samsung Phones

This method has been available on Samsung phones for quite some time, although it does involve adjusting settings. It’s important to note that this is not a dedicated feature on Samsung, but rather a combination of settings that can help achieve a similar appearance to Apple’s Standby feature. While the outcome may not be as polished as Apple’s implementation, it is possible that we may see even better alternatives in the future through third-party apps.

When Apple releases a feature, its popularity skyrockets, even if it was already available on Android. Many Android users only become aware of these features when these features gain popularity. It might be the same for this particular feature. Let us know if you are aware of any third-party apps that already provide this functionality.

Samsung’s Standby mode is not actually similar to Apple’s standby feature. No, it’s not called ‘Standby’ on Samsung. Instead, we will be using the Always On Display options on One UI 5 to achieve the same functionality.

Steps to Turn on Standby Display on Samsung Phone

This method will work for all phones that support Always On Display and are running the latest version which is One UI 5. Unlike Apple’s Standby, Samsung phones don’t necessarily need to be plugged in for the standby to work. Let’s jump into the steps:

Note: It may not be as feature-rich as the Standby feature in iOS 17.

  1. Open Settings on your Galaxy Phone.
  2. Scroll down and open the Lock Screen settings.
    How to Get Apple's Standby on Samsung Phone
  3. Next, open the Always On Display option.
    How to Get Apple's Standby on Samsung Phone
  4. Scroll down to look for Screen Orientation. Tap on it and select Landscape.
    How to Get Apple's Standby on Samsung Phone
  5. Also change some AOD settings like always display AOD, show music information, and setting an attractive clock layout.

Now, when you turn off the display, the Always On Display (AOD) will show information in landscape mode, allowing you to keep the phone horizontally for a better view. The screen will display information such as notification icons, clock, messages, and music details. To access additional information, you will need to take an extra step each time you want to view it.

Let the AOD kick in and once it does, double-tap on the Clock. This action will display widgets on the right side, which you can scroll through to view all of them. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will find a Settings icon where you can choose the widgets that appear when you double-click on the clock.

You may not find the horizontal orientation as appealing, as the horizontal Always On Display (AOD) will activate even if you are holding the phone vertically. It would have been preferable to have an auto-orientation feature for a better user experience. As mentioned earlier, this functionality is not exactly similar to Apple’s Standby, but it does provide some information on your Samsung phone’s display.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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