How to Change Auto Lock on the iPhone 6

Last updated: November 21, 2016

Pocket and purse dialing have long been a problem for cell phone owners. The most common method that has been used to combat these unwanted button presses is to simply lock the screen. A locked screen can only be unlocked in a certain way, and the likelihood of items in your purse or pocket accidentally unlocking the device are pretty slim.

Your iPhone has a setting called Auto-Lock that even takes care of this for you. If you haven’t interacted with the screen in a set amount of time, then the iPhone will lock the screen on its own. But you may find that the current auto lock setting is either too short or too long, so you decide that you want to change it to a different option. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting.


How to Change the Auto-Lock Setting in iOS 10

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Select the Display & Brightness option.
  3. Select the Auto-Lock option.
  4. Choose the amount of time after which the screen will lock.


Steps for changing the auto-lock setting in iOS 10 are shown below –

Step 1: Select the Settings icon.

open settings



Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Display & Brightness.

open display and brightness



Step 3: Open the Auto-Lock menu.

open the auto lock menu



Step 4: Select the amount of time that you want the iPhone to wait before locking the screen automatically.

how to chang ethe auto lock time in ios 10



Here is how to adjust the auto-lock setting in iOS 9 –

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open the General menu.
  3. Open the Auto-Lock menu.
  4. Select your new auto lock setting.

These steps are also shown below with pictures –

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.

tap general button



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

open auto-lock enu



Step 4: Select your new auto lock time. Note that this is the period of inactivity after which your iPhone’s screen will automatically lock. If you select the Never option, then your iPhone screen will remain on until you press the Power button on the side or top of the device to manually lock the screen.

change auto lock on iphone 6



Some other lock settings on the iPhone that you might want to adjust – newsletter
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