The Always-On Display feature launched with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, forcing the lock screen to stay on and usable at all times. If you don’t want that, disabling the Always-On Display takes only a quick trip to the settings menu. In the dimly state, your iPhone will show your lock screen, complete with your colorful wallpaper, widgets, any new notifications, and the current date and time. You can tap the screen or use Raise to Wake to bring your iPhone back up to full brightness at any time. Sensitive data is not shown in this Always-On mode.
How to turn off and disable iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display?
Some people have said that they find the colorful rich always-on lock screen of iPhone 14 Pro too distracting. If you don’t want to use Always-On display, here’s how to turn it off permanently.
- Open Settings on your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- Tap Display & Brightness.
- Scroll down to find the Always-On setting.
- Tap the switch to disable it. Tap it again if you want to turn it back on.
If you don’t want to use always-on display at night, you can use the Sleep Focus. There are also some other cases where the system will temporarily disable the always-on display feature.
When does the Always-On Display turn off automatically?
In some circumstances, the iPhone 14 Pro will automatically turn off the Always-On feature when it thinks you don’t need it. If you put your iPhone 14 Pro face down on the table, or it detects it has been placed in your pocket or bag, the display will go black to save battery life (as you can’t see the phone screen anyway). If you wear an Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro screen will also fully turn off if your phone notices your watch has moved far away from it; the display will automatically wake up when you get close again.
If you are using the system Sleep mode with the Sleep Focus, the Always-On features will also be disabled. This means the iPhone will not shine brightly during the night, when you are sleeping.
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