How to Change Screen Timeout on iPhone 14

To prevent your iPhone 14 screen from shutting off, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > Never.

Our post continues below with further information on how to make the iPhone 14 screen stay on longer, as well as images of the techniques.

Watch this video to learn how to change the screen timeout on an iPhone 14.

How to Keep Your iPhone 14’s Screen From Turning Off

The steps in this post were completed on an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 17. These instructions apply to the vast majority of previous iOS versions as well as the majority of iPhone models, including:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

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

Step 2: Scroll down to Display and Brightness.

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

Step 4: Select Never from the list of auto-lock options.

how to change screen timeout on iPhone 14

Now that you know how you may use this method to make the screen on iPhone 14 devices stay on longer.

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More on How to Leave the iPhone Screen On for Longer Periods of Time

Your iPhone’s screen will now remain on until you manually turn it off and lock it. This can be done by pushing the Power button on the top or side of your iPhone. Remember that one of the most common methods to drain your iPhone battery is to leave the screen on for extended periods of time.

The following time periods are available for the iPhone’s auto-lock setting:

  • thirty seconds
  • one minute
  • two minutes
  • three minutes
  • 4 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • Never

If the Settings app isn’t visible on your Home screen, try clicking the Search icon at the bottom of the screen or sliding down and typing “settings” into the search box.

If you need to leave your iPhone display on for extended periods of time but are concerned about excessive battery use, try lowering the brightness.

A brightness slider can be found in the Control Center, which can be accessed by swiping down from the top-right corner of your screen. The Brightness option is represented by a vertical bar with a sun icon. Lowering the slider to dim the screen saves battery life.

Because leaving the iPhone screen on all the time not only wastes the battery but also offers a security risk, it’s critical to develop the habit of manually locking the screen after you’ve finished using it.

If you haven’t set up a passcode for your smartphone or haven’t enabled Touch ID or Face ID, go to Settings > Touch/Face ID & Passcode.

Related: How to Name an iPhone 14 Group Message

Frequently Asked Questions About Keeping Your iPhone’s Screen On

How can I prevent my iPhone’s screen from automatically locking?

The “auto lock time” setting on your iPhone defines how long you must be inactive before the screen locks automatically.

This is a clever approach to save battery life, and it is one of the effects of Low Power Mode when enabled.

You can change the lock screen time by going to Settings, Display & Brightness, Auto-Lock, and then selecting a different option.

Choosing Never keep the Home screen of your iPhone unlocked until you physically lock it.

How do I lock my iPhone’s screen orientation?

Many iPhone users have expressed dissatisfaction with their smartphone flipping when they do not want it to.

You can fix this by enabling the portrait orientation lock function.

Open the Control Center and then hit the button that looks like a lock with a circle around it to find it.

After that, unless you manually hit the portrait orientation lock button again, your iPhone will remain in portrait mode.

Swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen on iPhone models without a Home button brings up the Control Center.

Swiping up from the bottom of the screen on iPhone models with a Home button brings up the Control Center.

How come the screen on my iPhone dims after a certain amount of time?

Because your iPhone’s screen consumes a lot of battery power, the device does everything it can to save it.

Dimming the screen when you haven’t touched it in a while or when you aren’t looking at it is one example.

The “Auto-Lock” setting, which can be found in Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock, controls this.

Summary – How to Keep the iPhone 14 Screen Turned On

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Select the Display and Brightness options.
  3. Select Auto-Lock.
  4. Click the Never button.


Now that you’re familiar with it, you’ll be able to change the Auto-Lock setting on your iPhone 14, depending on whether or not you want your screen to turn off on its own.

Keep in mind, however, that this poses a security concern because anyone with physical access to the phone could pick it up and use it if the screen was unlocked.

In truth, some iPhones do not have the “Never” option in the Auto-Lock menu because they are associated with a school or work account that disables it.

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