How To Turn Off Auto-Lock on iPhone

The auto-lock feature on iPhone is helpful if you forget to lock your phone as it adds a layer of security. However, it can be annoying to constantly have to insert your pin (or Face ID) into your device. You can easily turn off Auto-Lock with just a few steps:

Turn off auto-lock on modern iPhones

For iOS 6 and above, auto-lock settings are located in Display & Brightness under Settings.

  1. Tap Settings.

    Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.

    Display and Brightness Where the Auto-Lock Settings are Located
    Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock.

    Auto-Lock Settings in Display and Brightness
    Tap Auto-Lock.
  4. Tap Never.

    Turning Off Auto-Lock on iPhone
    Tap Never.

    Your phone will now stop auto-locking.

Turn off auto-lock on old iPhones

On iOS versions older than iOS 6, auto-lock settings are located under the General section in Settings.

  1. Tap General in the Settings app.

    General Settings on iOS 5 and Below
    Tap General.
  2. Tap Auto-Lock.

    Auto-Lock Settings on Older iOS Versions
    Tap Auto-Lock.
  3. Tap Never to disable auto-lock.

    Disabling Auto-Lock on Older iOS Versions
    Tap Never.

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