If you have ever been on a long drive or in a dark room with your iPhone and noticed that the screen kept going dim or turning off, there’s an easy way to prevent this from happening.
Apple’s new Always On display, found on the iPhone 14 Pro and later, runs your screen in a low-power mode that refreshes it only one time per second. This feature keeps the screen on even when you’re asleep, so you can see the date and time, your lock screen wallpaper, and notifications.
Press and hold the Power button
The power button on an iPhone is a physical button that lets you turn the phone on and off. It also lets you do other things, like make voice calls or activate Siri.
However, if the power button on your iPhone isn’t working properly or is unresponsive, you might have to try another way to turn it off. There are a few ways you can do this, depending on the model of your iPhone and what you’re trying to do.
One method is to press and hold the power button until a warning message appears. This will shut down the phone, but only temporarily. This will also erase any unsaved data, so be sure to save anything you need before you turn it off.
Another option is to press and hold the Home button and the top or side button at the same time. This will show a screen with sliders for your emergency and medical ID, as well as a “slide to power off” slider.
If you need to turn off your iPhone quickly, or if you’re worried about harming it by holding down the buttons too long, this method is a good way to do it. The only downside is that it can cause your screen to blank out, so you may have to wait a while before you can restart the device again.
Press and hold the Home button
If you want to make your iPhone not turn off, one thing you need to do is press and hold the Home button. This works for all iPhone models, including those that don’t have a physical Home button on the front.
The Home button can be used for a number of different things on your phone, from turning on Siri to accessing all open apps. It can also dim the screen, which can make it easier to use with one hand.
You can even turn on your camera or unlock your device by holding down the Home button, and you can see all running apps by double-clicking it. These features can help you get more done with your iPhone, regardless of what model it is.
For older iPhones, you can use the side button to power off your device, or you can use the volume buttons (up and down) to do the same thing. However, if you’re using an 12-, 11-, or X-series iPhone, that doesn’t work because you can only use Siri by holding the side button down until the “Slide to power off” prompt appears.
If your Home button doesn’t work, try recalibrating it. This can be a quick and easy way to fix your iPhone’s button.
Before you do this, make sure your software is up to date and that all of your apps are running smoothly. You can also try restarting your iPhone to clear any hiccups, which may help it become more responsive.
Once you’ve recalibrated your home button, you can test it out by pressing and holding it again. This will give you a sense of how responsive it is and whether or not it needs more adjustment.
Press and hold the Lock button
If you use your iPhone a lot, you may want to make sure it doesn’t automatically turn off its screen. You can do this by disabling the Auto-Lock feature in iOS.
The Auto-Lock feature on an iPhone automatically locks your device’s screen after 30 seconds of inactivity to help prevent unwanted access to your phone and personal information. You can set how long your screen stays locked by changing the settings in the Settings app.
This setting is a great option if you’re worried about security because it can prevent someone from taking your phone or using it without your permission. It also saves battery power. But it can be frustrating if you need your phone’s screen to stay on to see directions on Google Maps or follow a recipe.
To disable the Auto-Lock feature, open the Settings app and select Display & Brightness. Then scroll down to the Auto-Lock option and tap it. You’ll be able to select from different time periods ranging from 30 seconds to five minutes.
You can also choose to prevent the screen from turning off entirely by selecting “Never” from the menu. However, it’s important to note that selecting “Never” will stop your iPhone from locking the screen automatically when you’re not using it.
Press and hold the Sleep button
When you’re not using your iPhone, you might not want it to turn off. However, it’s not a good idea to shut it down all the time either because this could shorten its battery life.
In such situations, you can use the Sleep button on an iPhone to put it to sleep and keep your screen off for a while. This can help you to save a little bit of battery power and secure your device against intruders.
The Sleep button on the iPhone is a small, physical button located on the top edge of your phone. It protrudes slightly from the edge of the screen, but it doesn’t impede your viewing or make it a nuisance when you’re using your device.
To put your iPhone to sleep, you’ll need to press and hold the Sleep button on the phone for a few seconds. This may seem like a daunting task, but it’s easy to do.
Once you’ve turned off your iPhone, it won’t be able to be powered back on by simply pressing the Sleep button again. To do this, you need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for about 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.