How to Keep Your iPhone Screen on for a Longer Time

here's the tips & solutions to keep your iPhone screen wake up for long time. or Change Lock screen time as of user's requirement.

Set the auto-lock screen time to an average duration between 30 seconds to 5 minutes to improve your iPhone or iPad’s battery life and security. Avoid setting a minimum time of 30 seconds as it can lock your screen frequently during short processes.

Useful: Change the time for auto Enable Passcode.

Steps to Change Default Time with Adjust or Change Auto-lock Screen Timeout in iPhone, iPad

Using the below steps, I guaranty that you can manage auto-lock time settings in your way on your iPhone and iPad, iPad.

on your iPhone,

  1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad.
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock
  4. Now Set time interval in seconds or minute.
  5. I highly recommend you should keep 30 Seconds because I’m in favor of iPhone battery saving tips. if you wish to keep Turn off Auto lock automatic then select Never.

Note: This option will drain your iPhone’s Battery very fast if you don’t press the Power button for the sleep iPhone screen manually.

Auto-Lock Option is Disabled or Grayed Out

are you not able to change auto-lock screen time on your iPhone because the option is not clickable under the settings of your iPhone? Then it’s restricted by other settings. and the settings are low power mode.


For the Battery consumption, Low Power mode automatically disables the option and sets a minimum duration to save energy from your Screen wake up after use.

  1. Go to Settings > scroll and tap on Battery > Turn off toggle on the left side next to Low Power Mode to disable it.
Launch the settings tap battery turn off low power mode on iPhone

Still, you won’t be able to change the auto-lock option, so follow the next solution.

Reset All Settings

Reset all settings on your iPhone and set the default value for all of your custom settings, But this option will not erase any data, Like Photos, Videos, Apps, Contacts, Messages, and more.

  1. Go to the Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings.
  2. and set the all the settings to default.
  3. Hope this solution will work. if not then there is an issue with Hardware.

Auto-Lock Not Working

Here are some quick fixes,

  1. Hard Reboot your iPhone
  2. Change Screen Time as Explined eralier in this post.
  3. Reinstall iOS:- Restore your iPhone in Recovery mode.
  4. Contact Apple Support or Visit Near Apple Service center

Auto Enable Face ID/Touch ID or Passcode on the Screen lock

We also can set Required passcode after auto lock screen, if Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID & Passcode is enabled.

  • Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode.
  • Now Enter Passcode (Phone unlock 4-digit or six digits passcode)
  • Tap Require Passcode.
  • Now Choose interval [1 Minute to 4 Hours] (If iPhone unlock is disabled for touch ID).

Tips: Change or Set Wallpaper on Lock screen – Live or Static.

Sweet Deal complete. You have set your iPhone and iPad auto-lock time for all time. If you want to change the lock timeout, then you have to precede the same process given in the above steps.

Let me know if you are having a problem setting or Adjusting the auto lock screen time on iPhone and iPad(on any iOS version).

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood is a journalist based in Ohio who specializes in covering Apple and technology trends. With a varied experience in reporting on public safety, government, and education, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, providing readers with a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. If you need to contact me, you can reach me at or through (Facebook)

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