How to Keep iPhone Screen On

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Keep iPhone Screen On: Auto-Lock on iPhone & iPad (2022)

Your work may demand you keep your iPhone screen ON on some occasions. Whether when you’re jotting down things with your iPhone notebook or as a student you’re studying with your iPhone or doing research online. No matter the reason that you want to keep your iPhone screen ON, this article will guide you on how to keep the iPhone screen ON which will prevent it from going to sleep every minute or second. Also, we will guide you on how to change your Lock screen settings to disable Auto-Lock or adjust the rate your iPhone screen dims. Other things to cover in this article include:

  1. How to keep the iPhone screen ON.
  2. How to turn off Auto-Lock on iPhone.
  3. Why does my iPhone screen turn off so fast?
  4. Why is Auto-Lock greyed out on my iPhone?
  5. How to stop the iPhone screen from going to sleep. And
  6. How to fix all the challenges listed above.

How to Keep iPhone Screen ON

To keep your iPhone, screen ON without shutting down automatically, follow the steps below:

  • Open your Settings
  • Go to Display & Brightness
  • Tap on Auto-Lock and change the iPhone’s default Auto-Lock settings.
  • You can also set it to Never to keep your iPhone screen on always, or you choose how many minutes you want your iPhone screen to be ON.
  • There will be a blue checkmark next to your selection if you’ve successfully changed your iPhone’s Auto-Lock settings.

With this article, you will learn how to keep your iPhone’s screen from turning off and locking when you’re not actively using it. It also explains how to change an iPhone’s Auto-Lock settings to keep the screen on longer than 30 seconds.

How Do I Keep My iPhone Screen On?

Assuming you bought a new iPhone, it comes with Auto-Lock default settings for the screen. With the Auto-Lock, your iOS is protected from unnecessary taps or intrusion by others, and also, it helps reduce the range at which your iPhone battery drains. Furthermore, the auto-lock is automatically activated after 30 seconds of inactivity which turns off your iOS screen and locks it.

Sometimes, this activity can be frustrating especially when you’re using it for something very important that you want like the backlight to go off. Or you’re trying to navigate a location with your Google Maps or for whatever reason. For me, I always set my iPhone screen ON when I am researching and taking notes from google which helps expedite my work. Not only that but when I am driving to a new location, I constantly use my Google Maps to locate my destination. To prevent your iPhone from auto-locking, follow the step-by-step guide below.

  1. Tap Settings on your iPhone’s home screen.

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  1. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.

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  1. Select Auto-Lock.

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  1. Tap Never.

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If you tried to set the auto-lock to Never and it is greyed out, that means your device is managed by an administrator such as special apps, schools, or even your workplace. To enable the Never option, you will need the assistance of your administrator, or if it’s an app administrator, check your iPhone to identify the app and turn off the administrator control.

  1. So, if you have tapped the Never option and there’s a blue checkmark, then you have successfully changed your iPhone Auto-Lock settings and can tap the Back

Now your iPhone Auto-Lock has been set to Never, you can manually turn ON or OFF your iPhone screen by pressing the button on the right side of your device.

Note: Once you’re done disable the Auto-Lock feature of your device, don’t forget to turn it OFF and set your iPhone Auto-Lock to normal as failure to do this will result in your screen draining your device battery. And someone can easily have access to your device if you fail to lock your screen.

If you attempt to change your Auto-Lock time and suddenly the option is greyed out, don’t panic as you easily resolve this with the next method below.

How to Fix a Greyed-Out Auto-Lock on Your iPhone

There are some reasons why your iPhone Auto-Lock may be greyed out which include when your device battery is low or on Low Power Mode. If your iPhone or iPad is on Low Power Mode, your Auto-Lock Never option will be greyed out to preserve your phone battery from draining quickly. To bypass this, you will need to turn off the Low Power Mode. To do this, you can activate Siri and say, “Turn off Low Power Mode.” Or you can use the manual steps below to turn off the Low Power Mode. After turning off the low power mode, go back to the settings now and set the Auto-Lock preference to Never or whatever time you like.

To fix greyed out Auto-Lock setting and stop your iPhone or iPad from sleeping when you don’t want it to:

You can say, “Hey, Siri, turn off Low Power Mode”.

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Alternately, open the Settings app.

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Tap Battery.

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Toggle off Low Power Mode.

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Now you can navigate back to Auto-Lock in Display & Brightness and change the Auto-Lock time.

How Do I Stop My Screen from Going to Sleep?

Even, I don’t like it when my phone screen goes off after 30 seconds, and I don’t like it to stay ON longer as it will drain my battery. I prefer setting my iPhone screen to sleep after 1 minute. And when am working, I stop going to sleep to enable me to focus and achieve more on my work.

Here, I will direct you on how to keep an iPhone screen ON longer than 30 seconds, follow these steps.

  1. Tap Settings on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Select Auto-Lock.
  4. Tap 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 3 Minutes, 4 Minutes, or 5 Minutes to select the amount of time you want your iPhone screen to stay illuminated.
  5. After selecting the minute(s) you want your iPhone screen to stay ON and reach, there should be a blue checkmark at the right corner of the screen indicating your option has been saved.

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  • How do I keep my notifications private on my iPhone lock screen?

Launch your iPhone notification settings and select Show Preview > When unlocked. With this, no one can have access to your iPhone notification without first unlocking the device.

  • How do I see reminders on my iPhone lock screen?

You can see your iPhone reminders when your phone is locked, go to Settings > Notifications > Reminders > Allow Notifications, then enable Show on Lock Screen.

  • How do I lock the screen orientation on iPhone?

You can lock your iPhone screen orientation by bringing up the Control Center and tapping the screen rotation lock. Tap it again if you want the screen to rotate automatically.

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David Samuel is an accountant and Tech-Savvy. He is the author of Art of Public Speaking available on Amazon KDP. Blogging is part of his hubby as he likes sharing ideas with his huge fan base on Facebook and Twitter.

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