I am just getting used to my new Samsung Galaxy S7 (6.0.1) and am struggling to understand why the Display Always on mode and Magnification Gestures function cannot both be enabled at the same time? I would like to use both features at the same time but when I attempt to enable either when the other function is on, the phone complains and tells me the other feature will be turned off automatically.
Can anyone confirm why these clash and if Samsung will be looking to resolve this perhaps in the next release?
Hi there @smjohns,
When Magnification Gestures is switched on, the following settings are disabled:
We'll be sure to pass on your feedback about this! :smileyhappy:
i find this intensely annoying. i use magnification by triple tapping on the screen as im partially sighted (close up) and this function is really useful.
I use the always on display to show the clock at night and when on charge.
Apparently there is a clash which will not enable both to be on at the same time... Surely there must be a clever programmer out there somewhere who can remedy this really odd situation.
Come on Samsung, sort your ***** out. This is not funny nor is it clever.
Was going to upgrade to an s8 or s8plus but apparently it does not work on that device either. Well done Samsung. Guess where my money for a new phone is NOT going to go to........Lame Lame Lame.
I just picked up my S9+ and see that the same issue plagues it
Can u kindly provide an update as I'd love to have both features workign together (jsut like it does on the iPhone which i migrated over from)
Same here. One of the most stupid design restrictions, even more since they are totally different. Whenever the screen is off, AOD could easily be enabled because nobody would need magnification then, and the other way round.
What people would like to know is why. It seems inane. Just disable magnification on the lock screen... actually it already is disabled on the lock screen.
Hate feeling punished for using accessibility features.
Well, two phones later, from S7 to S9 and apparently this has not been remedied. It's an insult to people with sight issues that they can't have a good feature like "always on display" and everything that can be viewed there. Why, in two phones has this not been fixed? Is the company so unaware of how many people benefit from magnification that they think it's just less important? Seems a bit discriminatory to me. I want the features that I paid for. One of them is important, "always on display".