How to fix Fitbit screen goes off too quickly?

Your Fitbit screen goes off too quickly. Then, please be assured that it is not a technical issue. You can fix this problem in less than a minute. 

Fitbit Screen Timeout Settings, How to fix Fitbit screen goes off too quickly

By default, the screen timeout is too short on every Fitbit wearable. You can adjust the “screen timeout” at the settings. Before you go ahead, remember, if you increase the screen timeout duration, it may impact your Fitbit’s battery. However, it does not hit your battery hard even if you increase the screen time to 20 or 45 seconds. 

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In my Fitbit Versa, I have set the screen time as 20 seconds because I do not want to tap on the screen every time to see the information on the screen.  

In this article, I will explain to you how to increase the screen timeout duration.  

How To Make Fitbit Screen Stay on Longer? (Step by Step Guide with images) 

  1. Turn on the display of your Fitbit. 
  2. Tap to the left and locate the “Settings” app.
  3. Open the “settings” by tapping on it (Gear or slider icon)
    Fitbit Versa 2 Settings Gear Icon
  4. Look for “screen timeout.” 
  5. Now tap on the “Screen Timeout” icon to select the preferred screen timeout duration. (10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 45 sec or 60 sec)
    Fitbit Screen Timeout Settings

By default, the screen timeout is limited to just a few seconds to increase the battery life. Now let us have a look into the default screen timeout of popular Fitbit wearables. 

Fitbit Charge 3 & 43 seconds
Fitbit Versa Series8-10 Seconds 
Fitbit Sense10 seconds

What are the advantages of keeping your Fitbit Screen on for longer? 

  • You do not need to press on the Fitbit screen or side buttons to wake up the display. It is extremely useful when you are doing some workouts.  
  • It saves more battery compared to turning on the “Always-on display.” 

What are the disadvantages of keeping your Fitbit Screen on for longer? 

When you increase the screen timeout duration, it decreases the battery life of your smartwatch or fitness tracker. Therefore, I recommend you not turn on this feature if you are on a lower battery level or going for a long outdoor run or hiking.  

Can you keep the Fitbit display on? 

If you are using an advanced Fitbit wearable such as a Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, or 2, you can turn on “Always-on Display” to keep the display on. On the other hand, if you are using a device without an always-on display, you can adjust the display timeout duration by following the steps mentioned above.  

Can I change how long my Fitbit screen stays on? 

Yes. You can adjust the Fitbit display duration timings in the “Display Timeout” in the settings. If you face any issues, reset the Fitbit Versa and try again.

I hope this article helps you find the answer to How to fix the Fitbit screen that goes off too quickly. If you have any further questions, please feel free to message or comment below.  

Saneesh VS is a Registered Nurse by Profession and Wearable Tech Enthusiast by Passion. He loves to write about fitness, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. He also loves reading books on wearable tech, technology in healthcare, artificial intelligence etc., which he has been writing for the past 5 years.

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