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antiprotest

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Probably the feature that makes the most difference to me. Saves me what feels like a hundred taps a day as it sits on my desk. I don't have to wake the screen to check if I missed notifications. I can check the weather without waking the screen while I make plans. While charging the phone I can just glance over without tapping to see if it's charged up yet before I unplug and leave. No noticeable impact to battery life.
 

SpecMode

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Jun 27, 2007
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+1 for the "I don't hate it, it just isn't for me" camp. I have enough shiny/glowing things around to distract me without adding yet another one.

If I didn't already have an Apple Watch for urgent notifications, I could see this being slightly more convenient (put the phone on a stand as something to glance at every now and then), but as this is not the case, I turned the feature off as soon as I got the new phone set up.
 

solq

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Sep 9, 2022
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I decided that I hate the always on feature. It seems so pointless to me to see a faint clock and a faint wallpaper image. I dont understand why this was such a big deal to have in the iPhone.

Regardless, this is my opinion - What do you think of the Always On Feature?
I think you get the widgets to update too, so it’s not quite that useless.

But I saw it today and I thought (1) it’s unnecessarily bright (2) battery drain for sure, no matter what Apple says and (3) OLED burn-in. So I would also turn it off, especially as I don’t actually need it in any implementation including any Android’s.
 

salutcemoi

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Nov 10, 2021
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I don't have the 14 Pro (I have the 13 Pro) but when I had the Galaxy S8 I didn't use it

Sure it looked cool and was customizable but I didn't really need it and it consumed battery (not a lot but given the terrible standby battery drain on Android phones I preferred to turn it off).
It was also distracting at times.

Besides if you have an Apple Watch I don't see the point.

At least Apple offers the option to turn it off, so that's a good thing.

I'm not saying it's not useful, it wasn't to me.
 
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solq

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Sep 9, 2022
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I don't have the 14 Pro (I have the 13 Pro) but when I had the Galaxy S8 I didn't use it

Sure it looked cool and was customizable but I didn't really need it and it consumed battery (not a lot but given the terrible standby battery drain on Android phones I preferred to turn it off).
It was also distracting at times.

Besides if you have an Apple Watch I don't see the point.

At least Apple offers the option to turn it off, so that's a good thing.

I'm not saying it's not useful, it wasn't to me.
Perhaps just some Android phones? I’ve had plenty with no standby battery drain issues whatsoever.
 

papbot

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May 19, 2015
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Yeah, kinda useless if you have an Apple Watch, and the way those are selling there are more people with them than without. Plus when I was at work most of the people that had their phones out had them face down so….
 

compwiz1202

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May 20, 2010
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Probably the feature that makes the most difference to me. Saves me what feels like a hundred taps a day as it sits on my desk. I don't have to wake the screen to check if I missed notifications. I can check the weather without waking the screen while I make plans. While charging the phone I can just glance over without tapping to see if it's charged up yet before I unplug and leave. No noticeable impact to battery life.
And no one ever talks about the indirect battery savings. If you don't pick it up, you won't start using it for SM or whatever else. It will just sit there until you see a notification.
 

compwiz1202

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May 20, 2010
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I turned mine off, mainly because without a sleep focus, it does not turn off at night. I prefer to just use DND and not set up a sleep schedule. Even at its dimmest setting, its too bright.
Hopefully they will have a toggle within different DnD whether you want AoD on or off.
 
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adamgbiggs

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Jun 28, 2013
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I don’t hate it but I don’t use it as I’ve lived without it for years, it looks nice though from the few mins I’ve spent with it before I turned it off.
 
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Axecapital88

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Sep 20, 2022
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The feature itself is useful but Apple implementation was wrong.
This would’ve been a better formate than the one Apple using in AOD
 

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deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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Regardless, this is my opinion - What do you think of the Always On Feature?

So far I love it.

Clock - handy to view at a glance.

Notifications - really like knowing if there's something I might need to attend to without having to pick up the phone and unlock it.

Also, I added a widget showing temperature/weather and the other side my next upcoming meeting.

Nice thing of course is that those who dislike AOD can turn it off.
 
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vbrad26

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Jul 4, 2010
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I turned mine off, mainly because without a sleep focus, it does not turn off at night. I prefer to just use DND and not set up a sleep schedule. Even at its dimmest setting, its too bright.
It will EVENTUALLY turn off. It is dim enough to not bother me and just last night I noticed that it was actually off.
I saw somewhere a list of instances where it will eventually turn off the screen. And lack of interaction will eventually do it apparently.
 
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