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FakeStandby

Turn off your screen while keeping apps running
New in version 1.3.0
+ The app is available in the following 6 new languages now:
- Chinese (simplified, 60%)
- French (76%)
- Hindi (76%)
- Persian (17%)
- Portuguese (76%)
- Russian (63%)
+ Added a setting to enable a persistent notification for devices, that do not support quick settings.
+ Added a setting to start the fake standby on boot
+ The app acquires a wake lock now. This should fix many issues.
+ Added exported activities for starting and stopping the fake standby. This way you can start the


Most smartphones these days have long-living batteries, but who doesn't want their phone to last for just an hour more?
While using an app, you maybe not nessesarily need your display. So, why don’t turn it off? Up to 20% of your battery
power is consumed by the display.




FakeStandby is an Android app to turn off your screen while keeping apps running. This includes foreground jobs, which means
you can keep


  • listening to music on YouTube

  • staying online on WhatsApp and other text messengers

  • running your favorite game



all with your screen turned off.


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  • Version 1.3.0 (7) suggested Added on 2020-10-18

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 3.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.2.3 (6) - Added on 2020-09-30

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.

    Download APK 3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.2.2 (5) - Added on 2020-09-30

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.

    Download APK 3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log