How to Keep iPhone From Locking

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of your iPhone constantly locking and interrupting your workflow? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll show you some simple tricks to keep your iPhone from locking and ensure a smooth user experience.

1. Adjust Auto-Lock Settings

By default, iPhones are set to lock automatically after a certain period of inactivity. To change this setting:

  • Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Display & Brightness”.
  • Step 3: Select “Auto-Lock”.
  • Step 4: Choose the desired time interval or select “Never” to disable auto-lock entirely.

2. Use Guided Access

If you need to keep your iPhone unlocked for a specific task or app, Guided Access can be handy. Here’s how to enable it:

  • Step 1: Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Accessibility”.
  • Step 3: Select “Guided Access”.
  • Step 4: Toggle the switch to turn it on.

To use Guided Access:

  1. Note: This feature must be enabled before use.
    1. Step 1: Open the app you want to keep unlocked.
    2. Step 2: Triple-click the home button (or side button on newer iPhones) to enter Guided Access mode.
    3. Step 3: Adjust options like disabling touch or motion sensors, if required.
    4. Step 4: Tap on “Start” to begin the Guided Access session.

3. Utilize Background App Refresh

If you frequently switch between apps and need them to stay active, you can enable Background App Refresh:

  • Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Tap on “General”.
  • Step 3: Select “Background App Refresh”.
  • Step 4: Toggle the switch to enable it for all or specific apps of your choice.

4. Disable Sleep/Wake Button Functionality

If you want to prevent accidental locking caused by pressing the sleep/wake button, follow these steps:

    1. Note: This feature requires the latest iOS version installed on your device.
      • Note: This feature requires Face ID or Touch ID enabled on your device.
          • Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
          • Step 2: Tap on “Accessibility”.
          • Step 3: Select “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Face ID & Passcode”.
          • Step 4: Toggle the “Allow Access When Locked” switch off for features like Siri, Reply with Message, and Control Center.

In Conclusion

With these simple tips and tricks, you can keep your iPhone from locking and enjoy uninterrupted usage. Adjusting auto-lock settings, utilizing Guided Access, enabling Background App Refresh, and disabling sleep/wake button functionality are all effective ways to ensure a seamless user experience. Try them out and say goodbye to constant unlocking frustration!

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