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How do I keep the screen from going blank when reading a book that has narration?

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By Marty Scholes, 11-Jan-2017 08:24 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I am reading books that are also narrated (from I think an Audible download) on an Android tablet. Since the narration automatically turns the pages, I do not interact with the device once I start reading. After a minute or two, the screen will dim and then go blank, presumably due to the screen saver. To recover I have to press the power button and get back into the Kindle app, disrupting the flow of the book.

Once the screen dims, I can tap the screen to reset the screen saver, but that causes the narration to stop and the page to shrink away (or whatever is the appropriate terminology). Recovering from that causes the narration to restart at the wrong place, also disrupting the flow of the book.

I know applications can stop the screen saver. After all, Netflix does it, but I cannot find that option on Kindle. How do I stop the screen from going blank?

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Marty

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By Hannah B. - Forum Moderatoramazon, 11-Jan-2017 10:21 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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11-Jan-2017 08:24 America/Los_Angeles

I am reading books that are also narrated (from I think an Audible download) on an Android tablet. Since the narration automatically turns the pages, I do not interact with the device once I start reading. After a minute or two, the screen will dim and then go blank, presumably due to the screen saver. To recover I have to press the power button and get back into the Kindle app, disrupting the flow of the book.

Once the screen dims, I can tap the screen to reset the screen saver, but that causes the narration to stop and the page to shrink away (or whatever is the appropriate terminology). Recovering from that causes the narration to restart at the wrong place, also disrupting the flow of the book.

I know applications can stop the screen saver. After all, Netflix does it, but I cannot find that option on Kindle. How do I stop the screen from going blank?

Thanks,
Marty

Hello Marty, Screen timeout options are device specific. You may want to check in your device settings for sleep mode options or contact the manufacturer for additional trouble shooting.

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By Marty Scholes, 11-Jan-2017 11:26 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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11-Jan-2017 10:21 America/Los_Angeles

Hello Marty, Screen timeout options are device specific. You may want to check in your device settings for sleep mode options or contact the manufacturer for additional trouble shooting.

Thanks for the reply. I like the screen timeout where it is, but I assumed that there was a way for Kindle to override it, much as Netflix does. If that's not a feature of the Kindle app, then OK. If that is an option, where do I set it?

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By Hannah B. - Forum Moderatoramazon, 11-Jan-2017 11:42 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

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11-Jan-2017 11:26 America/Los_Angeles

Thanks for the reply. I like the screen timeout where it is, but I assumed that there was a way for Kindle to override it, much as Netflix does. If that's not a feature of the Kindle app, then OK. If that is an option, where do I set it?

Thanks again.

Hello Marty, The Kindle App doesn't have the option to override the sleep mode on your tablet. You can leave this experience as feedback for our Kindle Team here though: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/rsvp/leave-feedback.html

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