How to Make Your Screen Turn On When You Pick Up Your iPhone

Your iPhone screen will typically go black after a minute or two of you not using it. This setting is called Auto Lock, and is meant to save your battery life, while also improving the security of the device and ensuring that you don’t inadvertently interact with the screen.

When you want to use your iPhone again after the screen has locked, you may be accustomed to pressing the Power button or the Home button to illuminate the screen. But your iPhone also has a setting called Raise to wake where the screen will automatically turn on when the device senses that you have picked it up.

How to Enable Raise to Wake on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. By completing the steps in this guide you will be modifying the behavior of your iPhone so that the screen turns on when you raise the device from a flat position.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open settings

Step 2: Choose the Display & Brightness option.

open display and brightness

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Raise to Wake to turn it on.

how to make the iphone screen turn on when you pick it up

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