How much battery does an Android phone’s Always On Display use?

Lauren Stephen
4 min readDec 4, 2018

One feature unique to Android phones (vis a vis iPhones) is the Always On Display. AoD keeps a small portion of the screen turned on even when the phone is asleep, to display certain types of information. By default this is usually the time, date, and battery level as well as certain types of notifications. Precisely what the AoD shows can be customized in various ways, and the feature has been getting more sophisticated with new versions of Android.

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Lauren Stephen

Writer, editor, technical writer, part-time lecturer, and semi-professional stand-up comic based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.