The always-on display introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max keeps your screen dimly illuminated. At the same time, the phone is asleep, displaying the time, date, lock screen wallpaper, and notifications. Nonetheless, some find it annoying that it has this function. This is how to disable the screen from staying on all the time.
What Is The Function Of The iPhone 14 Pro’s Always-on Display?
Always-On screens employ cutting-edge display technology that operates in a power-saving mode, updating the display once per second and dimming the screen. This feature mimics the Apple Watch in that it keeps the screen active even while the iPhone is in sleep mode. Your iPhone’s lock screen, including your custom wallpaper, widgets, notifications, and the time and date, will be displayed in a darkened way. You can press the screen or use Raise to Wake to restore full brightness on your iPhone at any point. No private information is displayed while in the Always-On mode.
How To Turn Off And Disable iPhone 14 Pro Always-on Display?
The always-on, visually rich, and colorful lock screen on the iPhone 14 Pro may be too much for some users. Here’s how to disable the Always-On display permanently in case you change your mind.
- 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.
Sleep Focus can be used instead of the always-on display if you prefer to avoid blue light at night. In addition to these exceptions, there are a few other scenarios in which the system will momentarily turn off the always-on display.
When Does The Always-on Display Switch Off Automatically?
If the iPhone 14 Pro detects that you aren’t using it, it will switch off Always-On. As a power-saving measure (because you can’t see the screen anyhow), the iPhone 14 Pro’s display will turn off if it detects that the phone has been placed face down on a table or in a pocket or bag. Similarly, if you’re using an Apple Watch, the iPhone 14 Pro’s screen will go dark when it detects that the watch is far from the phone. The screen will light up again when the eye comes back into range.
With Sleep Focus enabled and the system in Sleep mode, Always-On functionality will be deactivated. That means your iPhone won’t be blaring bright lights at 3 a.m. when you’re trying to get some shut-eye. Always-on will also be turned off if Low Power Mode is on. Always-On mode still consumes some battery life, despite Low Power Mode’s best efforts to preserve power. Under typical conditions, the iPhone 14 Pro should last about as long as your previous iPhone, even with the always-on display.
Also, if you haven’t used your iPhone in a while, it will disable the Always-On feature to conserve battery life. The always-on display will automatically shut down after some time has passed, making it suitable for long-term storage in a drawer.
Can The Always-on Lock Screen Be Changed?
In the initial release, there was no option for customizing the appearance of the always-on display on an iPhone. To a large extent, it duplicates the current lock screen you’re using, just as it appears when the device is awake. Photographs of humans have their lighting adjusted, so that skin tones remain accurate. In contrast, selecting a more basic black-and-white always-on lock screen is no option. Perhaps Apple plans to do this in a future software update, but they have not done so as of yet.