How to change screen timeout on iPhone

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
August 14, 2023
7 minutes to read

The iPhone’s Auto-Lock locks the screen after the phone is unlocked and inactive for a certain period. If you want to change your iPhone’s lock screen time or stop your phone from turning off, this article will provide you with the steps to reduce screen timeout on iPhones.

Screen Timeout on iPhone


  1. What is iPhone screen lock time?
  2. How to keep the iPhone screen on longer.
  3. FAQs

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What is iPhone screen lock time?

On iPhones, the screen turns off automatically after a certain period of inactivity. This feature is called iPhone lock screen time and is designed to save battery life and prevent unauthorized access to your device. When the display of an Apple smartphone goes blank more quickly, less stress is placed on its battery.

Screen timeout settings can be changed to meet your preferences and needs. You can choose from several options, ranging from 30 seconds to never. Read on to learn how to customize your iPhone screen timeout.

Sometimes Auto-Lock is an inconvenience, such as when you need information to remain on the display for a long time (e.g., instructions for setting up a gadget, a recipe). Below, we’ll explain how to turn off the Auto-Lock on the iPhone.

How to keep the iPhone screen on longer

If you want to keep your iPhone’s screen from turning off, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock.
  4. Select Never in the list of possible durations. iPhone screens showing how to change Auto-Lock time

After these steps, your iPhone screen will stay on even when you don’t touch it for a long time.


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