How to Keep the iPhone Screen On All the Time

Under normal circumstances, the fact that your iPhone will automatically turn off the screen and lock the device is a benefit. Reducing the amount of time that the screen is on will help you to get more life out of a battery charge, and it will also prevent accidental pocket dials and other problems that can occur when an iPhone is in a pocket or bag with an unlocked screen.

But situations can arise where you need the iPhone screen to stay on for a longer period of time, because you are looking at the screen without physically interacting with the device. Fortunately you have control over the setting that causes your iPhone screen to automatically turn off and lock. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can keep your iPhone screen on until you manually elect to lock it.


Here is how to keep your iPhone screen from turning off –

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Open the General menu.
  3. Select the Auto-Lock option.
  4. Select the Never option.

These steps are also repeated below with pictures –

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

tap settings icon



Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.

select general option



Step 3: Tap the Auto-Lock option.

select auto lock option



Step 4: Tap the Never option.

keep iphone screen on all the time with never option



Your iPhone screen will now stay on until you elect to manually turn it off and lock the screen. You can do this by pressing the Power button on the top or side of your iPhone. Note that keeping the iPhone screen on for long periods of time is one of the biggest ways to drain your battery.

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