How to Change Screen Timeout on iPhone 13

You can adjust the amount of time your iPhone 13 screen waits before turning off by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > then choosing an option.

Our guide continues below with additional information about adjusting the auto-lock setting on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

You can also check out this video about how to keep screen on iPhone for more on this topic.

How to Adjust the iPhone 13 Auto-Lock Setting (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16.5 operating system.

These steps will also work in most other versions of iOS, as well as for most other iPhone models, including the following:

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

Step 1: Find the Settings icon on your Home screen and select it to open the menu.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Display & Brightness option.

select Display and Brightness

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Auto-Lock button.

choose Auto-Lock

Step 4: Tap the amount of time that you would like your iPhone to wait before locking the screen.

how to change screen timeout on iPhone 13

Note that the times that are available for this setting include the following:

  • 30 seconds
  • 1 minute
  • 2 minutes
  • 3 minutes
  • 4 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • Never

Now that you know how to change the screen timeout setting on iPhone 13, you can control the amount if inactivity time that iPhone will wait before it turns off the screen.

Note that you may not see a “Never” option if your school or organization manages your iPhone. You might not see it if you simply have an email address for school or work on your iPhone.

If you are able to choose the Never option and you do, you will need to manually lock the screen by pressing the Power button on the right side of the device.

Video About How to Keep Screen on iPhone

Summary – Changing the iPhone Auto-Lock Duration

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Select Display & Brightness.
  3. Choose Auto-Lock.
  4. Select an option.

Related: How to Turn Off Auto-Brightness on iPhone 13


Changing the auto-lock setting on your iPhone is a good solution when you need to use the device to follow a recipe or a tutorial and won’t be touching the screen for an extended period of time.

Your iPhone is set to turn off its screen after a certain period of inactivity because it can save your battery life while also securing the device from people that don’t know the passcode.

But being able to control that setting can resolve a lot of frustration if you find that you keep needing to unlock the device because you haven’t interacted with it in a while, or if you keep pocket-dialing or performing actions because the phone is unlocked in a pocket or bad.

Hopefully, our how to change screen timeout on iPhone 13 guide above has helped oyu to find and change this setting to suite your needs.

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