The impressive new HTC 10 smartphone has a lot to offer, but one feature the others are missing is its always-on display. To inform users without unlocking or unlocking. New phones like the Galaxy S7 or LG G5 have it, and here’s how to add a similar, if not better, feature to the HTC 10.
In April, HTC announced its latest smartphone. Breaking from the mold they’ve been using for the past few years and almost stock Android, it offers a refreshing new phone with a sleek and simple design, advanced features and hardware everywhere, and it’s one of the best Android devices to come out in 2016. .
While the HTC 10 may have a stunning camera or design, fingerprint scanner, loud Boomsound Hi-Fi speakers and more, it doesn’t have an always-on display like Samsung or LG, so let’s add one. Below are quick and easy instructions.
Studies show that most smartphone users turn on their screen more than 140 times a day. All these toggles can reduce battery life. To fix this, Samsung, LG, and Motorola added a new feature to their devices, but HTC decided not to go that route.
Unlike Motorola or Google, Samsung and LG have a small area of the screen open 24/7 with useful information. Like time, date, battery levels and even incoming notifications. It’s called Always-On Display, and Samsung also offers a small level of customization. This saves battery life by allowing owners to look at the screen and get useful information without turning it on. Quickly check the time, see if there is an unread message or look at the date in seconds.
The Always On Display is a great feature that many people, myself included, use on a daily basis. The larger 5.2 inch HTC 10 screen is great and we will add an always-on display function like this one to get more out of the phone.
A neat and well-designed, highly customizable app Google Play Store named Glance Plus It does exactly what we want. There are a few different apps like this one, but they seem to work best for us on a wide variety of devices.
Originally this app was designed to bring a Windows Phone feature to Android, but has since been updated with more options, more features, and different skins simulating the popular new LG G5 and Galaxy S7. It works the same way by opening up a small area of the screen. Whether short-term or 24/7. Better still, the developer promises that the app will only consume about 1% of battery life in an hour, or 8% for the entire workday. Same claim as LG for the new G5 smartphone. Perfect for HTC 10 owners.
Any Android smartphone with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher and a proximity sensor can use this app, let’s get started.
Proximity sensor in user phones realizes this when taken out of pocket and always-on screen turns on. Owners can also wave their hands on the HTC 10 while sitting on a desk for the same effect using the sensor. This instantly shows information at a glance.
Shown above are three of the multiple options available to HTC 10 owners. Glance Plus has LG G5-appropriate background images and clock styles, Galaxy S7-like always-on display calendars, and other levels of customization. Clock styles, font or color, brightness, weather information, notifications and much more. Like the Galaxy S7 or LG G5 that always appears on the screen, it only gets better and works on every device.
Follow the instructions above and install Glance Plus on HTC 10, tweak a few settings to let the app work as you see fit, and we’re done. To enable notifications, go to settings, set a night mode where the screen will not turn on for hours, increase (or decrease) screen brightness levels, and more.
Once installed, HTC 10 owners will instantly have a similar feature that Samsung and LG owners have. Only on a phone with the same products, similar battery consumption, but with more options and often not having it. Try it for free today or pay $5 in-app for more options and customization.