How to Stop an iPhone From Sleeping

by Matt Milano

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.

1

Tap the "Settings" icon.

2

Click "General."

3

Select "Auto-Lock."

4

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

Warning

  • The information in this article applies to iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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Writing professionally since 1999, Matt Milano has authored news articles, marketing and website copy, blogs, press releases and product documentation. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from small one-man shops to major corporations and universities. An expert speechwriter, Milano has drafted speeches that have been delivered to audiences ranging from 30 to 1,700.

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