How to Change the iPhone 14 Screen Timeout

You can stop your iPhone 14 screen from turning off by navigating to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock > and selecting Never.

Our article continues below with further information on how to make the screen on the iPhone 14 stay on longer, including photographs of the processes.

For more information, watch this video on how to change the screen timeout on an iPhone 14.

How to Prevent the iPhone 14 Screen from Turning Off

The instructions in this post were carried out using an iPhone 14 Plus running iOS 17. These instructions are applicable to the majority of other iOS versions as well as most iPhone models, including:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Step 1: On your Home screen, locate the Settings app icon and tap it to open the menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Display & Brightness.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom and tap the Auto-Lock button.

Step 4: From the list of auto-lock choices provided, select Never.

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You will be able to utilize this strategy to make the screen stay on longer on iPhone 14 devices now that you know how.

Changing the iPhone Auto Lock Setting Video

More on How to Leave the iPhone Screen On for Longer Intervals

The screen of your iPhone will now remain on until you manually turn it off and lock it. You can accomplish this by pressing the Power button on the top or side of your iPhone. Keep in mind that one of the most popular ways to deplete your iPhone battery is to leave the screen on for lengthy periods of time.

For the iPhone’s auto-lock setting, the following time periods are available:

  • thirty seconds
  • one minute
  • two minutes
  • three minutes
  • 4 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • Never

If you can’t find the Settings app on your Home screen, try pressing the Search icon at the bottom of the screen or sliding down and typing “settings” into the search box.

If you need to leave your iPhone display on for extended periods of time but are concerned about the extra battery use, try decreasing the brightness.

The Control Center, which can be accessed by sliding down from the top-right corner of your screen, contains a brightness slider. The Brightness option appears as a vertical bar with a sun icon on it. Dimming the screen by lowering the slider conserves battery life.

Because leaving the iPhone screen on all the time not only drains the battery but also poses a security concern, it’s vital to cultivate the habit of pressing the Power button to manually lock the screen after you’ve finished using it.

Go to Settings > Touch/Face ID & Passcode if you haven’t set up a passcode for your smartphone or if you haven’t enabled Touch ID or Face ID.

Related: How to Lower the iPhone 14 Screen

Questions and Answers About Keeping Your iPhone’s Screen On

How can I stop my iPhone’s screen from locking automatically?

Your iPhone has an “auto lock time” setting that determines how long you must stay idle before the screen locks automatically.

This is a smart way to save battery life, and it is one of the things that Low Power Mode affects when it is enabled.

By heading to Settings, Display & Brightness, Auto-Lock, and then selecting a different option, you can adjust the lock screen time.

Choosing Never leave your iPhone’s Home screen unlocked until you physically lock it.

How do I lock the screen orientation on my iPhone?

Many iPhone owners have complained about their device flipping when they don’t want it to.

You can fix this by enabling a feature known as portrait orientation lock.

To discover this button, open the Control Center and then tap the button that looks like a lock with a circle around it.

After that, your iPhone will remain in portrait mode unless you manually press the portrait orientation lock button again.

On iPhone models without a Home button, swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen brings up the Control Center.

On iPhone models with a Home button, swiping up from the bottom of the screen brings up the Control Center.

How come my iPhone’s screen dims after a specific length of time?

Because the screen on your iPhone takes a lot of battery power, the device does everything it can to conserve it.

One example is dimming the screen when you haven’t touched it in a while or when you aren’t looking at it.

This is controlled by the “Auto-Lock” setting, which can be found in Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.

Summary – How to Keep the iPhone 14 Screen On

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Display and Brightness.
  3. Choose Auto-Lock.
  4. Select the Never option.


You will be able to modify the Auto-Lock setting on your iPhone 14 depending on whether or not you want your screen to turn off on its own now that you are familiar with it.

However, keep in mind that this can be a security risk because anyone with physical access to the phone could pick it up and use it if the screen was unlocked.

In fact, some iPhones lack the “Never” option in the Auto-Lock menu because they have a school or work account that disables it.