1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Phone is switched to blank screen via button but after a few seconds Time display appears and stays on all of the time
    01-18-2017 06:25 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's the thing about Glance. It's not really battery intensive. If you are worried about battery there are much more productive avenues to explore.

    However, Glance by default is "Always On" and you can mitigate that by use of the proximity sensor. When it is in your pocket, Glance gets shut off by the proximity sensor. Also if you get in the habit of laying your device face down when you set it on a surface, the proximity sensor will shut Glance off. This way it is there when you need to "Glance" at the details it provides and absent when you don't.

    Also there are other options for how it will persist. Maybe explore those as well in the Glance settings.

    Good Luck.
  3. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Hi, what phone do you have?
    It sounds like you are describing Glance Screen, which can be turned off in the settings.

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    01-18-2017 07:48 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's the thing about Glance. It's not really battery intensive. If you are worried about battery there are much more productive avenues to explore.

    However, Glance by default is "Always On" and you can mitigate that by use of the proximity sensor. When it is in your pocket, Glance gets shut off by the proximity sensor. Also if you get in the habit of laying your device face down when you set it on a surface, the proximity sensor will shut Glance off. This way it is there when you need to "Glance" at the details it provides and absent when you don't.

    Also there are other options for how it will persist. Maybe explore those as well in the Glance settings.

    Good Luck.
    01-18-2017 01:11 PM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Although I marked another best answer, I'm with Robert (RumoredNow) on this one! It's quite light on battery, and there's other ways, as he suggests to handle it. Your drain is probably coming from elsewhere. Facebook or twitter maybe? Or a carrier app?
    01-18-2017 03:26 PM
  6. gomezz's Avatar
    However, Glance by default is "Always On" and you can mitigate that by use of the proximity sensor
    Not a proximity sensor but the camera's light sensor. I have Glance set to only display when I wave my hand over the phone (Peek mode) except when charging during the day (Night mode settings).

    Question just struck me: If it is set to display when charging is it displaying when it is in your pocket or laid face down? (can't try this myself as my USB socket is broken and I only use a wireless charging stand)
    01-19-2017 05:55 AM
  7. charlatan1978's Avatar
    If it is set to display when charging is it displaying when it is in your pocket or laid face down?
    If it is in your pocket it isn't charging, so no Glance will be off.
    If you lay the phone face down (off charge) Glance will be off and if you turn it over it is still off for a moment before turning on.
    01-19-2017 06:39 AM
  8. gomezz's Avatar
    You can have the phone plugged in and charging then put it in your pocked or face down. That is the scenario that I was hoping to be answered.
    01-19-2017 11:46 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Question just struck me: If it is set to display when charging is it displaying when it is in your pocket or laid face down? (can't try this myself as my USB socket is broken and I only use a wireless charging stand)
    Plug in, lay it face up and place a glove or cloth over the top 1/3 of the screen. I'd test it myself, but the only W10M I have with Glance is boxed and ready to ship when it sells...
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    01-19-2017 11:59 AM
  10. shmsnh's Avatar
    You can have the phone plugged in and charging then put it in your pocked or face down. That is the scenario that I was hoping to be answered.
    Just checked with my phone on WP 8.1 and it still displays Glance screen when I cover the proximity sensor. I don't know the behaviour on Windows 10.
    01-19-2017 11:11 PM
  11. gomezz's Avatar
    Plug in, lay it face up and place a glove or cloth over the top 1/3 of the screen. I'd test it myself, but the only W10M I have with Glance is boxed and ready to ship when it sells...
    I would try it myself, but as I said, my USB socket is broken.
    01-20-2017 06:24 AM
  12. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Plug in, lay it face up and place a glove or cloth over the top 1/3 of the screen. I'd test it myself, but the only W10M I have with Glance is boxed and ready to ship when it sells...
    Tested it on my Lumia 650. After covering the top 1/3 of the screen the time and date goes off.
    Uncover the screen again and the time + date comes back.
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    01-23-2017 03:27 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    It goes off of the proximity sensor, not the light sensor. When covered up it'll turn off, but it'll continue to function in a dark room.
    Last edited by xandros9; 01-23-2017 at 11:36 AM.
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    01-23-2017 09:55 AM

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