How to turn off ‘display always on’ on iPhone 14 Pro

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which were released this past fridayfeature a new, energy-efficient Always-On Display (AOD), which automatically dims the lock screen when the phone isn’t in use, but doesn’t turn it off.

Instead of your screen going completely black when you put the phone down or press the side button, Always-On Display darkens the wallpaper on your lock screen and keeps the date, time, widgets, and other important information illuminated on the screen. your screen.

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It’s a welcome new feature for the iPhone (especially since Samsung Galaxy phones have it since 2016), but not everyone is happy with the always-on screen.

Although Apple claims that the always-on display uses “minimal power”, some iPhone 14 Pro users have taken to Twitter to complain. battery discharge problems with AOD. Others are unhappy with screen brightness always onespecially when charging next to your bed at night.

If you have recently purchased a iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max and not sure about AOD either, here’s what you need to know about always-on display and how to disable it automatically or manually.

How does the always-on display work?

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models come with 120Hz ProMotion displays, which means your screen refreshes 120 times per second. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother, sharper, faster, and more responsive the screen will feel, which is nice, but it’s quite power hungry.

While the iPhone 13 Pro models have the same 120Hz ProMotion displays, they don’t have the ability to change their refresh rates. Only iPhone 14 Pro models are capable of downsampling their displays to as low as 1Hz and refreshing only once per second, enabling the dark, low-power always-on display.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Only the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have the always-on display.

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Always-on display temporarily turns off

Despite its name, the always-on display will occasionally turn off. Apple has a list of instances where the screen turns off completely to conserve battery:

  • Your iPhone is upside down
  • Your iPhone is in your pocket or bag
  • Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay
  • Your iPhone is connected to your Apple Watch and you walk away.
  • Your iPhone is idle for a while (according to Apple, your iPhone learns your patterns and turns off the AOD automatically).
  • Sleep focus is enabled
  • Low power mode is enabled
  • You are using the continuity camera

How to completely disable the always-on display

All of the above situations will turn off the always-on display temporarily, but there is a way to manually disable the new iPhone feature entirely if you’re not a fan.

In the Settings app, go to screen and brightnessscroll to the bottom and uncheck always on.

Always on display feature in iOS 16.

Go to Settings > Display & brightness to turn off the always-on display.


If you want more information about the iPhone 14review the The newest iPhone 14 features that have been on Android for years Y What the iPhone 14 Pro camera can do.

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