Learn how to change Auto-Lock settings to keep your iPhone's display on, or set it to stay on for much longer.
Having the iPhone's display stay on longer can be a great convenience for many users. Whether using your phone for work, browsing the web, or watching videos, you'd like to keep the screen on indefinitely as you do not want to unlock your iPhone continuously when it goes into sleep mode. Fortunately, Auto-Lock comes included with iPhone is for your purpose; there's an easy way to adjust the Auto-Lock settings of your iPhone to deactivate Apple screen timeout so that you can keep your phone from turning off.
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Auto-Lock is a feature on iPhone that automatically turns off the screen after a certain amount of time has passed. This helps protecting your personal information and preventing unauthorized access while you're away.
The default time period for iPhone screen to awake is 30 seconds, and after that Auto-Lock works and turn off the screen. You can adjust Screen Auto-Lock time in Display & Brightness within Settings and make your iPhone screen stay on for much longer: 1 minutes, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, or Never. The screen timeout you opt for is depending on how long you want the screen to stay active when your iPhone is not in use.
Here's how to increase screen timeout by adjusting Auto-Lock to make your iPhone not turn off even when it's inactive. In generally, it's a simple matter of tapping Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock, then choosing a length of time.
If the iPhone Auto-Lock is set to "Never," the screen will remain on and active forever until you manually turn off the display. Keep the screen active for long periods time will drain the battery faster, and will make the iPhone more vulnerable to unauthorized access. Make sure to change the Auto-Lock settings back to a reasonable time period for data security and battery conservation.
The Always On Display setting is enabled on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max by default, and to access it:
1. Open Settings app.
2. Scroll down and choose Display & Brightness.
3. In Display & Brightness settings, you should see the Always On Display option, allowing you to turn it on or off.
The 'Always On Display' feature (AOD) comes with iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, which keeps your Lock Screen visible in a dimmed mode even when the phone is locked, inactive or asleep. With it enabled, you can quickly check the dimmed Lock Screen for a set of information including alerts, the date & time, and information in your widgets without having to fully unlock the iPhone – you can decide whether to show your wallpaper or notifications on the Lock Screen.
The Always On Display uses a low-power mode to minimize the impact on battery life, and is separate from the auto-lock feature, which determines how long your iPhone stays awakes for.