Screen Standby: Turn Your Screen Off When Phone Hooked To External Display [Android]

Dave LeClair 21-10-2012

One of the most annoying things about hooking an Android device to a TV screen through HDMI is that the phone’s screen keeps running, even though there is no reason to need it on. Well, if you have a rooted Android device, Screen Standby can make that a non-issue. It allows you to set your phone’s screen to turn off while plugged in through HDMI.


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Why is it nice to have your screen off while displaying through a TV? Having the screen on causes the device to drain battery much more quickly, and having it turn off will prevent that. Being able to watch stuff on TV longer is always a good thing. It comes with a handy widget that makes turning the screen off quick and easy. Your phone’s battery will thank you.

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While the screen is off, the touchscreen still works, so you can input things into the phone. Most of the time you will only use this while watching a movie, so you probably will not need to control anything on the phone, but in the event that you do, it’s nice to have the option.


  • Turn off Android screen while device is plugged into HDMI.
  • Home screen widget for turning the screen off quickly.
  • Simple installation on rooted devices.
  • Saves battery on device for longer watching.

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