Question Turn Off AOD?

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PhilipL2021

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Yes it matters when you turned off the options and it still turns the screen on. "When the screen is off" "don't turn screen on" is check and it still turns on. There was already an option to lift phone to wake if you wanted the screen to turn on. I never said anything about power usage.
I quite agree, there should be an option to disable this temporary display. What they are doing is trying to make sure you can use the fingerprint reader as a one press thing, rather than press power button then put finger on scanner.

I'm sure the option will arrive to turn it off completely. You know Google everything is BETA!
 

ifly4vamerica

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I quite agree, there should be an option to disable this temporary display. What they are doing is trying to make sure you can use the fingerprint reader as a one press thing, rather than press power button then put finger on scanner.

I'm sure the option will arrive to turn it off completely. You know Google everything is BETA!
This is by design so when you lift phone with fingerprint enabled you can unlock without power button. Easy to disable through adb. Use following command, fingerprint still works you will just have to push power button first.

"adb shell settings put secure doze_quick_pickup_gesture 0"
 

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    Just been looking at this some more, there are differences in behaviour, so with ambient display off.

    1) No finger print and Lift to check is on: Picking up the phone then Lock screen shows showing wall paper (if set), or if unlocked then straight into the phone. Needs to be a decisive lifting up to trigger this and the results is equivalent to pressing the power button.

    2) No finger print and Lift to check is off: Nothing happens on picking up the phone.

    3) Finger print set and Lift to check is off: Picking up or even just moving the phone slightly triggers the screen to come on, this screen is the same screen as ambient display, i.e. grey text on black, no wallpaper, just the minimum to sip the absolute lowest amount of power, which I suspect is to show you where to place your finger.

    4) Finger print set and Lift to check is on: Now there are two modes, if the phone is only moved slightly this will trigger as per 3 above. If their is a decisive lifting up of the phone, then it is as per 1.

    So it seems adding a finger print enables what I'm calling TOD (temporary on display), the same power efficient ambient on display that gets turned on for a short time to let you see where your finger needs to go that gets triggered with very small movements of the phone to anticipate that perhaps it is going to be used. However, this can skip straight to full power on lock screen if Lift to check is on and the phone is decisively lifted.
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    I don't know about you guys, but it's working for me on P6P. Once 'Always show time and info' is disabled and both, 'Tap to check phone' and 'Lift to check the phone' is set to 'On'. The screen is dead black until I 'Tap' or 'Lift' the phone. If I disable either of the feature, it works as intended. And if I disable the both feature, the screen won't lit up until I press the power button.

    FYI... I'm on the latest Build Number: SD1A.210817.036
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    Is this the case with older pixels too? Mine wakes up for seemingly no reason. If you say it's documented would you mind linking to your source? I've never experienced this before and i find it quite useless.
    It is for the Pixel 4, I'm unsure about others. It has to do with getMode and getState in the Display documentation: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/Display

    As far as I understand (which isn't very far) these AMOLED panels have states in between "Off" and "On". This allows for "Low Power/Low Refresh" modes and, as Samsung calls it, "Guided screen-off inputs". It's why there is a brief hiccup in the display with AOD on, as the screen switches to low refresh/low power mode. Same can be said for some Android Wear watch displays when it switches to AOD/Ambient.

    If I remember correctly the Pixel 4/4XL could either be lifted into a low power/b&w ambient mode if "Lift to Check" was off, or the full fat lockscreen if "Lift to Check" was on. Either way, the screen turned on to provide feedback for face recognition. This same function (or at least the idea of it) *new for P6* applied here I think to help transition the display into a state where the fingerprint sensor is active, and to provide feedback on it.

    *edit* Also worth checking your notification settings, since they will wake the display regardless of movement if left default.*

    *editedit* It's been brought to my attention that I was wrong about the P4 screen behavior, and crossed those sections out.*

    Some of this is just speculation and I will happily be proven wrong. I'm just doing my best here and I am not an expert, but from what I've looked into and dealt with this is the conclusion I came to.
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    Hope this helps!

    Turn off your screen when you're not using it​

    1. Open your phone's Settings app.
    2. Tap Display
      and then
      Lock screen.
    3. Turn off your screen when you're not using it:
      • Pixel 4: Tap Idle lock screen
        and then
        Off.
      • All other Pixels: Turn off Always show time and info.