Android Keep The Screen On

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You surely want to keep the screen of your phone ON and you don’t know how to do this, otherwise you wouldn’t be on our blog ­čśŤ ┬áBut, you are on the right place, because in this tutorial I will show you how to keep the screen on programatically.

1.┬áCreate a new project and call your java class(the one that is generated by Eclipse or other IDE)“MyActivity”.
2. Go to MyActivity class and put the following code:

package com.example;

import android.content.Context;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.PowerManager;

public class MyActivity extends Activity {

    private PowerManager.WakeLock mWakeLock;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        // this is how you can keep the screen ON and don't let the phone to lock
        final PowerManager pm = (PowerManager) getSystemService(Context.POWER_SERVICE);
        this.mWakeLock = pm.newWakeLock(PowerManager.SCREEN_DIM_WAKE_LOCK, "Tag");

    public void onDestroy() {

3. And the last step, put the following permission into the AndroidManifest.xml file:

<uses -permission="-permission" android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK">

So the AndroidManifest.xml file will look like this: