How to Turn Off Auto Lock on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of your iPhone constantly locking itself while you’re in the middle of doing something important? If so, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a way to turn off the auto-lock feature on your iPhone. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Accessing Your iPhone Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen. It’s represented by a grey icon with gears.

Step 2: Finding the Display & Brightness Option

Within the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the option labeled Display & Brightness. It should be located below the Sounds & Haptics option.

Step 3: Adjusting Auto-Lock Settings

In the Display & Brightness menu, locate and tap on the Auto-Lock option. This will present you with a list of available auto-lock time intervals.

  • 30 Seconds: This is the shortest available interval.
  • 1 Minute: A slightly longer interval for those who need more time.
  • 2 Minutes: Twice as long as one minute, providing even more flexibility.
  • 3 Minutes:This is a great choice if you want some extra time before your device locks itself.
  • 4 Minutes:If three minutes aren’t enough, this option offers an additional minute of usage.
  • 5 Minutes:The longest available interval, giving you the maximum amount of time before auto-locking.
  • Never:Choose this option if you want your iPhone to never lock automatically.

Step 4: Selecting Your Preferred Auto-Lock Option

Once you’ve reviewed the available options, tap on the one that best suits your needs. If you want to turn off auto-lock completely, select the Never option. Keep in mind that this will keep your iPhone unlocked until you manually lock it yourself.

Step 5: Confirming Your Selection

After selecting your desired auto-lock option, exit the Settings menu by pressing the Home button or swiping up from the bottom of the screen (depending on your iPhone model). Your new auto-lock settings will now be in effect.


If you notice that your iPhone’s battery is draining faster than usual after turning off auto-lock, it’s important to remember that leaving your device unlocked for extended periods can consume more power. Consider manually locking your iPhone when not in use to conserve battery life.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned off auto-lock on your iPhone. Enjoy uninterrupted usage without worrying about your device locking itself.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to consult Apple’s official support documentation or reach out to their customer support team.

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