What do you have your backlight timer set to?

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    Like the subject is, what do you have your backlight timer set to, why and would you change it?
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    Always set mine to 1 minute. The simple reason is battery.
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    I have mine at 30 sec, but it seems too long, but 15 seems to short. I'm not brave enough to try the Samsung face following screen control.
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    15sec + screebl
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    Don't worry it doesn't work.

    I keep mine at 2 minutes.

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    Set at 1 minute. 15 - 30 seconds is a bit short when I'm involved in conversation, while 2 minutes is overkill. If I go over one minute, I'm usually otherwise engaged.
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    +1 to 1 minute
    i usually turn it off manually when im done anyways.
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    I set mine to two minutes, but most of the time I just hit the button when I'm done using the phone.
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    2 minutes, using the button to close the phone 95% of the cases...
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    2 minutes, kill manually or use gravity screen to kill with proximity sensor. I read somewhere long ago that it was better on battery to let the screen time out. That seems crazy to me. Why would you allow your screen to stay on when not using it? Also too short a time out and you have to touch to keep it on when reading longer articles. I think each touch uses some small amount of power.

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    My normal usage without touching the screen is about 45 or less seconds so I keep the timer set for that.
    For the few apps I use where I want to keep the screen awake longer without touching anything I use an app called Keepscreen that overrides screen timer settings for said app, that I've set , only.

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    10 seconds. I don't need my back light to remain On even a single second extra. And ofcourse the reason is battery and I am happy with current settings.
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    1 minute
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    2 minutes.

    Note 3 has a pretty big battery.
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    15 sec. .. but when I'm on the phone it never has a chance. .. haha

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