It annoys me when the screen suddenly turns off or becomes darker while reading. Therefore, I always increase the screen backlight time (sleep timeout), usually choosing 2 minutes. This timeout is the most comfortable for me, so that the screen does not turn off when it is not awaited.screen timeout
In this step-by step guide I will explain how to change (increase or decrease) the sleep timeout of the screen on Huawei P30, Mate or any other modern Huawei phone that runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top of it.
Besides that you will understand why the “Sleep” setting is greyed out (just unclickable) and you cannot change the screen timeout. The solution is actually easy.
How to change the Screen Timeout on Huawei Phone
- Head to Settings:
- Tap on the Display section.
- Here tap on Sleep:
- Specify the time interval after which the screen will turn off automatically if you don’t use your phone. In my example I select 2 minutes of inactivity:
You can return and adjust the screen sleep timeout at any time.
What to do if the Sleep setting is greyed out and cannot be changed?
The answer is easy as I told you. The thing is that you currently have the battery saving activated. And logically you should disable the power saving feature to unblock the Sleep setting.
Go to Settings > Battery and deactivate the Power saving mode:
Once you’ve done it, you will be able to adjust the timeout duration – make it shorter or longer to your taste.
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86 thoughts on “Cannot Change the Screen Sleep in Huawei Settings – How to Adjust the Sleep Timeout?”
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How do I turn this screen saver feature off? There is no option “Never” for my P30.
I found that m8, best is 10 minutes really annoying when moving big files around or processes that require you NOT to leave the screen
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I did this and the screen still goes off for certain vdieo games like Boon Beach
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I feel foolish… But hey, thanks for sharing this, I’ve struggled with the 30 second screen time out forever! You’re a life saver!
Thanks first. Power Saving Mode on is only for 30 seconds. If you need phone sleep after more than 30 seconds you have to keep Power Saving Mode always off.
Just what I needed to know about turning off the battery saving mode and then being able to change the sleep mode. Thank you
Hi, cant see battery in my settings. Where can i search it?
It’s in the tablet manager app.
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How to adjust screen timeout in power save mode? It is so utterly stupid that I can’t adjust this!
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There’s no battery option in my settings.
Thank you so much for the information on changing the display timeout, been driving me crazy.
Hi. There is no battery option on my phone. What to do?
Just a little feedback, I may have started with this instruction first
“Go to Settings > Battery and deactivate the Power saving mode:”
Nevertheless, I still appreciate your guidance 🙂
I tried to put never in sleep but my phone still switches its self off
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I was stuck on that for so long
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What a relief
Unfortunately the P30 Pro I have has no Never option for timeout. Incredibly annoying and honestly if I had known that I may not have got this phone.
Thanks ever so much. This was doing my head in.
Been driving me nuts. Now solved . Thank you
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Thank you for this helpful tutorial.
My sleep was suddenly greyed out and i couldn’t understand why until i read your guide. Thankyou so much.
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I did what you suggested but my Sleep control is still grayed out – even after turning off Power Saving Mode. Do you have any other suggestions?
Thankyou very much it was driving me crazy turning off after 30 secs
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There is no battery icon in the Settings of my Huawei Tab.
there is no ‘never’ on the selection on sleep mode on my huawei y6 2018.. what will i do?
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Please help me. I can’t find the setting to enable the screen blackout when I’m in a call or when I listen to a voice note privately. Huawei P40 lite.
It worked, thank you, very helpful.
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Thanks, it helped me a lot.
Max time before display is off is 10 mins with no longer or never options. All types of power saver modes are off. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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There is no ‘Never’ option for my P20pro.
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I can’t find my battery saver option in my Huawei media pad T3 7…..there is no battery option on settings.
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That is simple and very useful. Thanks.
Fantastic just increased my ‘greyed out’ screen time out. Well done, so easy when you know. Thanks so much
Thx, it helped
Thank you for the step by step, however, my ₱#@&%! Hauwei device keeps reverting back to 10 second time out every time I turn off the tab. Is there anyway to make this setting permanent, so I don’t have to adjust the sleep timer every time I turn on the device?
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Well done, thanks for this help. I was getting really annoyed with my phone.
Thank you So Much…I got my Sleep function back on screen in no time what so ever.. Really Appreciate the help .. Thanks a Stack
Glad to help! Thank you so much for your kind words!
Great job thanks. So simple after all that