How to Change the Screen Timeout on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the Screen Timeout on iPhone

Do you find it annoying when your iPhone’s screen turns off too quickly? Or perhaps you’d like to conserve battery life by reducing the screen timeout duration?

Luckily, adjusting the screen timeout settings on your iPhone is a simple process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change the screen timeout on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the “Settings” app. It is represented by a gear icon.

Option 1: Using Spotlight Search

If you can’t find the “Settings” app on your home screen, you can use Spotlight Search to quickly access it. Swipe down from the middle of your home screen to open Spotlight Search. Type “Settings” in the search bar at the top and tap on the “Settings” app that appears in the results.

Option 2: Navigating through Home Screen

If you prefer navigating through your home screen, simply swipe left or right until you locate the “Settings” app. It is usually found towards the end of your home screens or in a folder labeled “Utilities”.

Step 2: Finding Display & Brightness Settings

Once you are in the “Settings” app, scroll down and tap on “Display & Brightness”. This option is typically located near the top of the menu, just below “Do Not Disturb”.

Step 3: Adjusting Screen Timeout Duration

In the “Display & Brightness” settings, scroll down until you see “Auto-Lock”. Tap on this option to proceed.

Note: The Auto-Lock feature determines how long your iPhone’s screen remains on before it automatically turns off. By adjusting this setting, you can choose a timeout duration that suits your preferences.

Option 1: Choosing a Predefined Timeout Duration

Tapping on “Auto-Lock” presents you with a list of predefined timeout durations. Select the desired duration by tapping on it.

Option 2: Customizing the Timeout Duration

If none of the predefined options meet your requirements, you can customize the timeout duration. Tap on “Customize” at the bottom of the list.

Note: Keep in mind that setting a longer screen timeout duration may result in increased battery consumption.

Once you have entered the “Customize” menu, use the scroll wheel to select your desired timeout duration. You can choose any value between 30 seconds and 5 minutes. When you are satisfied with your choice, tap on “Back” to return to the previous screen.

Step 4: Verifying Changes

After adjusting the screen timeout duration, exit the “Settings” app by pressing the home button or swiping up from the bottom (depending on your iPhone model). To verify that your changes have been applied successfully, wait for your iPhone’s screen to turn off according to the new timeout duration.

Note: The new screen timeout settings will be applicable to all applications and functions on your iPhone.

In Conclusion

Changing the screen timeout on your iPhone allows you to customize how long it takes for your device’s screen to turn off automatically. Whether you want to extend it for convenience or shorten it for battery conservation, following these simple steps will help you achieve your desired settings effortlessly.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of changing the screen timeout on your iPhone. Enjoy your personalized screen timeout duration!

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