How to Stop an iPhone From Sleeping

By Matt Milano

Keep your iPhone from sleeping to use it without interruption.
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Apple's iOS includes advanced power-management features that help extend the iPhone's battery life. One feature turns off, or puts to sleep, the iPhone's screen after a certain period of time. Some activities, such as watching a video, automatically disable this behavior. For other uses, you must manually disable the Auto-Lock setting to keep your iPhone from sleeping.

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" icon.

Step 2

Click "General."

Step 3

Select "Auto-Lock."

Step 4

Tap "Never" to prevent your phone from automatically sleeping.