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How to keep an iPhone screen on longer

Change how long your iPhone stays on before going to sleep.
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December 1, 2022

When you get a new phone, it’s always a good idea to start learning the settings. On an iPhone, like on Android, you can adjust how long your device’s screen stays on before going to sleep. Let’s go over how to keep an iPhone screen on longer.

Read more: How to get the most out of the iPhone 14 Pro always-on display

THE SHORT ANSWER

To keep an iPhone screen on longer, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. You can choose 30 seconds1 minute2 minutes3 minutes4 minutes5 minutes, or Never for your screen on time.


KEY SECTIONS

How to adjust the screen on time on iPhone

If you’re looking for the screen time-out option on an iPhone, you might have a hard time finding it — especially if you’re switching over from Android. On Android, you’ll see an option that says Turn off screen after or Sleep. On Apple, this goes by a different name: Auto-Lock.

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Within Settings, tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock.
  4. Select 30 seconds1 minute2 minutes3 minutes4 minutes5 minutes, or Never from the options within the Auto-Lock menu.