If you don’t touch your iPhone screen for a minute or two, then the screen is probably turning off.
This can help to save battery life while also ensuring that your data remains safe in case someone else picks up your phone.
But situations can arise where you want to screen to stay on for a while, such as if you are looking at the screen to follow a tutorial and you aren’t able to interact with the screen.
Our tutorial will show you how to change auto lock on an iPhone 5 if you want to set it to a shorter or longer duration.
How to Adjust the iPhone Auto Lock Setting
- Open Settings.
- Choose Display & Brightness.
- Select Auto-Lock.
- Tap the desired time.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to change auto lock on an iPhone 5, including pictures of these steps.
While it’s very easy to lock the screen on your iPhone by pressing the Power button on the side of the device, it’s also very easy to forget to do it when you’re done using the phone.
Fortunately, your iPhone has a setting called auto-lock that will automatically lock the screen when you haven’t interacted with it for a period of time.
Typically the iPhone screen will auto lock after a few seconds or a couple of minutes, but it’s possible that the auto lock feature can be turned off entirely.
Our tutorial below will show you where to find the auto lock setting on your iPhone 5 so that you can make it happen more quickly, or turn it off completely.
How to Change Auto Lock on an iPhone 5 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in iOS 12.1.4.
Note that the screen is one of the biggest battery drains on your iPhone, and leaving it on for an extended period of time can cause the battery to drain very quickly.
Additionally, some apps on your iPhone can override the auto lock setting and keep the screen on for a long period of time.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Display & Brightness option.
Step 3: Touch the Auto Lock button.
Step 4: Choose the amount of time that you want the screen to wait before turning off.
Now that you know how to change auto lock on an iPhone 5, you will be able to adjust this setting whenever you want to use your device for a while without tapping the screen but would like the screen to remain on.
The amount of time for the auto lock is the amount of time since you last interacted with the screen.
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Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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