Your Android Phone’s Daydreaming Function - dummies

Your Android Phone’s Daydreaming Function

By Dan Gookin

Does your Android phone lock or does it fall asleep? If the phone sleeps, that begs the question of whether or not it dreams. Of course it does! You can even see the dreams, providing you activate the Daydream feature — and you keep the phone connected to a power source or in a docking station. Heed these steps:

  1. Start the Settings app.

  2. Choose Display, then Daydream.

  3. Ensure that the Daydream master control is in the On position.

  4. Choose which type of daydream you want displayed.

    The Clock is a popular item.


    Some daydreams feature a Settings icon, which can be used to customize how the daydream appears.

  5. Touch the When to Daydream button.

  6. Choose the Either option.

The daydreaming begins when the screen would normally timeout and lock. So if you’ve set the phone to lock after 1 minute of inactivity, it daydreams instead — provided that it’s plugged in or docked.

  • To disrupt the dream, swipe the screen.

  • The phone doesn’t lock when it daydreams. To lock the phone, press the Power/Lock key.