Article ID : 00018296 / Last Modified : 11/28/2012

Why does the screen automatically turn off every few seconds?

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To conserve battery power, the tablet has a feature that will turn off the screen after a specified amount of time. That amount of time is defined as the Sleep setting.

By default, the screen is set to turn off after 1 minute. If that timeout interval is too short, follow this procedure to adjust the Sleep setting.

  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
  3. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Settings icon. Image
  4. In the Settings screen, tap to select Display. Image
  5. In the Display screen, tap to select Sleep.
  6. At the Sleep prompt, tap to select the desired animation level.

    NOTE: The following Timeout settings are available:

    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 5 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 30 minutes