How to Stop the iPhone 7 Screen from Turning On When You Lift It

Your iPhone 7 has a setting that will cause the screen to illuminate whenever you lift the device. This setting is called “Raise to Wake” and is meant to be a more convenient way to start using your iPhone. However, if you find this setting to be problematic, or if you previously had a different iPhone model and had become accustomed to how the device operated, then you might be looking for a way to stop the iPhone 7 screen from lighting up when you lift it.

Fortunately this setting is something that you can adjust, so it can be disabled it you don’t like it. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting in iOS 10 so that you can adjust it as needed.

 

How to Disable “Raise to Wake” on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. These steps will also work for other iPhone models that are using the iOS 10 operating system. Once you have completed these steps, you will need to press the Home button to wake the screen. Click here if you would like to learn how to change the setting that controls how long your iPhone waits before it automatically locks itself.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

tap the settings button

 

 

Step 2: Select the Display & Brightness option.

open the display and brightness menu

 

 

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Raise to Wake to turn it off. The setting is turned off when there is no green shading around the button. It is turned off in the picture below.

how to stop the iphone 7 from turning on when you lift it

 

 

Now your iPhone screen should no longer turn on whenever you raise it. The screen will only turn on when you press the Home button.

 

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