How to prevent automatic screen lock on iPhone

Deepak Gupta July 17, 2022
Updated 2022/07/17 at 12:46 PM

Surely you’ve noticed that when you don’t touch your iPhone for a while, your screen goes dark, turns off, and locks automatically. For readers, for example, this can be annoying, as they always have to click on the screen to “wake up” the phone. However, this can be avoided by changing the time it takes for your iPhone screen to freeze due to inactivity.

So, find out today how to prevent automatic screen lock on iPhone.

By default, the automatic screen lock function on iOS devices turns off the screen after 30 seconds of inactivity, in order to preserve the battery. Whenever this happens, you'll have to unlock your iPhone again to continue interacting with it, whether you're reading, making a recipe, or doing anything else, which can be annoying.

So, find out how to prolong your iPhone screen's active time.

How to stop iPhone screen from turning off automatically

You can prevent your iPhone screen from turning off by changing the duration of "Auto Lock". This is actually very easy to do. So, without further ado, let's take a look at the necessary steps:

1. Go to "Settings" from your iPhone home screen.

2. In the settings menu, scroll down and click "Display & Brightness" to change your screen settings.

3. Here, you will find the "Auto-Block" option located right under the "night shift". click on it to proceed.

4. Now, just select "Never" if you don't want your iPhone to turn off the screen and automatically lock it again.

This is all you need to do. your iPhone will no longer turn off the screen automatically while reading something. Although in this article we mainly focused on iPhones, you can follow the exact same steps to disable auto-lock on your iPad.

Due to security concerns, some people may not want to prevent their iPhones from automatically locking. This is because it would allow anyone to access the device if the user forgot to manually lock it. In such cases, you can extend the auto-block duration by setting a value such as 4 or 5 minutes, which should be sufficient for most readers.

If your iPhone screen is still dimming automatically then it could be due to something unrelated to Auto Lock. Keep in mind that iPhones have auto brightness enabled by default and therefore the screen brightness constantly changes depending on the lighting of your environment.

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