How to Adjust or Change Auto-lock Screen Timeout On iPhone and iPad

You can increase battery life, Security on your iPhone and iPad device, Using Adjust auto lock screen time in iPhone and iPad. Average time should be best in auto-lock time. If you want to set minimum time like, 30 seconds then that’s wrong because it will lock your screen for short process duration of your iPhone and iPad. So you have to set it on average time (1 minute or 1:30 minute).

Keep Secure your iPhone X [After that easily unlock using Face ID Setup on lock], iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5S.

iPhone X touch ID removed so you need to use Face ID for unlocking or remove lock after auto lock on Screen timeout.

Useful: Change the time for auto Enable Passcode.

Steps to change default time with Adjust or Change auto lock screen timeout in iPhone and iPad

Using the below steps points you can manage auto-lock time settings in your own way on your iPhone and iPad, iPad mini.

For iOS 10, iOS 11

Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > Set time interval in seconds or minute.

1 Change auto lock screen time on iPhone

Auto Enable Face ID /Touch ID or Passcode on 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 iPhone > Touch ID & Passcode > Enter Passcode > Require Passcode > Choose interval [1 Minute to 4 Hours] (If iPhone unlock is disabled for touch ID).

For iOS 9, iOS 8

1. Open Settings app from your iPhone and iPad app browser

Adjust auto lock screen time in iPhone and iPad: Open Settings app fron iPhone and iPad App browser
Open Settings app from iPhone and iPad App browser

2. Under the setting, Tap on General option.

Click on General tab inside iPhone and iPad settings
Click on General tab inside iPhone and iPad settings

3. Now click Auto-Lock option, General > Auto – Lock

Select App lock inside General
Select App lock inside General

4. Set your preferred time as auto screen lock time.

Select time to auto lock in iPhone and iPad
Select time to auto lock in iPhone and iPad

Select 1 minute to 5 minutes time duration. If you want lock iPhone and iPad manually, then click on the Never option.

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

You are done, You have set your iPhone and iPad auto-lock time for all time. You want to change lock timeout then you have to precede the same process given in above steps. Let me know if you are getting the problem to Set or Adjust auto lock screen time in iPhone and iPad(on any iOS version).


  • Rischa Leinweber

    my Auto-lock tab is greyed out and wont let me change it and its set at 30 seconds. Grr!