Your iPhone 5 has a feature called Auto-Lock that it will use if you have not interacted with your phone for a set amount of time. This serves the dual purpose of helping to conserve your battery, as well as adding some additional security if you have set up a password on the iPhone 5. But occasionally you might be using your iPhone in a manner where the auto-lock feature becomes disruptive and you need to turn it off temporarily. Or you may just prefer to manually lock your phone and feel that you are able to remember to do so without the additional help of the phone. So continue below to learn the steps necessary to prevent the auto-lock feature from activating on the iPhone 5.
Stop iPhone 5 from Automatically Locking
The iPhone 5′s auto-lock is generally a useful feature, aside from the reasons mentioned above, because it can stop your phone from accidentally making calls in your pocket or your purse. But you might be reading something on the screen and not touching the iPhone 5 at all, which makes the auto-lock a very frustrating thing to deal with. So follow the steps below to turn off auto-lock on your iPhone 5.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Auto-Lock feature and select it.
Step 4: Select the Never option.
You can then press the Home button at the bottom of the phone to exit the menu and return to your Home screen. The phone will not auto-lock anymore, and you will need to press the Power/Lock button on the top of the phone if you want it to lock at all.
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