Turn On/Off or Change Auto Lock Screen Time on iPhone 12,11(Pro Max), XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/6/SE

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Can you change the screen timeout on the iPhone? Yes, Not new latest iOS but changed the path to managing it in the setting app. Get the full guide on how Auto-lock Screen time on iPhone/ iPad works and How we can make our gadgets user-friendly. So it saves battery consumption, Time and Easy to access when you want with new changes for unlock screen, Raise to Wakeup that activates lock screen. The auto-lock screen doesn’t work on any third-party application, just like Android or other mobile platforms. So go with the below guide and manage it beautifully from setting the app.

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Lock screen with the Passcode is proper coordination between security and Device optimization features by Apple.

Steps for Adjust Auto-Lock screen time on iPhone/iPad: iOS/iPadOS Enable/ Disable

Step 1: Go to the Settings App on the iPhone/ iPad.

Step 2: Next Tap on Display & Brightness. Choose the correct Time interval appeared on screen (Seconds/ Minutes) and make your change screen dim time on iPhone or iPad.


Now iOS 12 or later: if Face ID is enabled for lock screen or for all on your iPhone. Then you have only one option under Auto-lock: Immediately, You can set or find more options after turn off Face for lock screen or Remove Face ID. Check this tutorial: Change auto-lock interval on iPhone.


Enable/ Disable or Change auto lock time interval in iOS 10 from iPhone/ iPad

Step 3: Don’t want any auto lock screen features, choose Never.

Auto-lock or Screen Timeout interval only works for close your iPhone/ iPad screen, so no one can access your screen without press home button to unlock in iOS 11 or Slide to unlock in iOS 10/ iOS 9/ iOS 8.

Note: In iOS 9, iOS 8 Lock Screen time option available in Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Time interval

Set Auto Enable Passcode or Touch ID/Face ID for Unlock iPhone/ iPad screen

Strongest security Touch ID and Passcode now also used for unlocking the screen, After Screen Timeout you need to open it using Touch ID/ Passcode, if you enabled (Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Turn of Passcode – 4 Digits or 6 Digits > Set the Time, After that, you will require a passcode).

Setup Touch ID and Passcode for iOS 10

Useful: Setup 6 Digit Passcode on your iPhone

Note: For easy access or More battery saving I suggest you keep minimum time interval for Auto-lock and keep 2 or 3 Minutes for Passcode or Touch ID activation on the locked screen. Now whenever your screen will time out, you need to press the home button only once not to enter Passcode or Use Fingerprint.

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The tip applicable for all iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, iPhone 8/ 8 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus/ SE and iPad Pro, Air and Mini users.

I hope you will find an excellent source change screen timeout iPhone/ iPad running the latest iOS/iPadOS. Keep updating you and Friends by sharing it on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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