The standby mode on your iPhone allows you to quickly glance at the screen for information without unlocking your device. It keeps the display turned on even when you are not actively handling the phone. However, by default, the screen eventually turns off after some time, and you need to tap it to wake it up again. Here’s how you can make the standby mode always stay on for continuous display in iOS 17.

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Supported iPhone Models

  • The always-on standby mode is currently only supported on iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and all future iPhone models, including iPhone 15 models.
  • It is not yet available for earlier iPhone models, including the non-Pro iPhone 14/14 Plus.

How to Enable Always On Setting

  • Open Settings on your iPhone and scroll down to the Standby section.
  • Look for the “Always On” toggle switch under Standby settings.
  • Enable the Always On setting by sliding the toggle to the right (green).

Display Conditions

  • When Always On is enabled, your iPhone display will remain continuously lit up any time it’s locked in standby mode.
  • This includes when it is resting on a table, mounted on a stand, connected to a charger, etc.
  • The screen will not turn off until you manually lock the iPhone or it goes into sleep mode due to inactivity.

Display Information

  • In always-on standby mode, the screen displays minimal information without lighting up fully.
  • You’ll be able to view the current time, date, battery percentage, and notification icons/badges.
  • The display dims and refreshes at a slower 1 Hz rate to conserve battery when Always On is enabled.

Wake Up Interaction

  • Although the display remains on, you’ll still need to wake the iPhone up to interact with it.
  • Tap on the screen, press the side/power button, or raise your device upright to fully wake it.
  • Face ID or passcode will be required to unlock and access the phone.

Battery Usage

  • Always-on standby mode does consume more battery power to keep the display lit.
  • Battery drainage will depend on factors like screen brightness, number of notifications, etc.
  • For minimal impact, keep brightness low and reduce unnecessary notifications.

Customize Display

  • You can customize what’s displayed in Always On mode via the Settings app.
  • Options include showing notifications, battery percentage, wallpaper, etc., as per your preference.

So, in summary, activating Always On under the standby settings is the key to keeping your iPhone screen continuously lit up. Enjoy maximum convenience while minimizing battery usage.