How To Keep the Screen on Longer on the iPhone 6S / 6S Plus
While the Settings on the iPhone 6S as a whole are quite simple to navigate and figure out, there are a few options or features that can be harder to discover. This could be because they are hidden behind 4/5 other buttons and menus, or are simply named something that you wouldn’t have expected. One of these options/features is the screen timeout time, which is the amount of time it takes for your screen to turn off after a period of inactivity. It is given the name Auto-Lock on the iPhone, which many people may not think of. You can choose how long or short this screen timeout time can be, which is a helpful feature for many people. However, this feature is not easy to locate in the Settings menu and could take you quite a while if you didn’t know where to look and are unsure of what it’s called.
Keeping the screen on for a longer period of time on your iPhone 6S could have a number of benefits for some people. If you want constant and easy access to your apps, keeping the screen always on makes sense. Also, if you have issues with your phone not turning on and unlocking correctly, keeping the screen on constantly will solve that issue. Also, there is a chance you might be on the other side where you want the screen to turn off quicker in order to save battery or to make sure no one has access to your device. Either way, there is a good chance you want the option to fine tune your screen timeout time. Thankfully, you have come to the right place. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about changing how long your screen stays on.
The first step to changing your screen on time is to go into the Settings app from the home page of your device. The next thing you want to do is go to the Display & Brightness menu option and give it a click as well. This is a recent change for many Apple users, as the Auto-Lock feature used to be stuck behind a couple of menus in the General menu, not Display & Brightness. Most would argue the change was good, and the feature is in the correct spot nowadays.
Once you are in the Display & Brightness menu, find the Auto-Lock tab near the middle of the screen and tap it. Then you will a list of different time increments and the one you select will be the amount of time your screen stays on without you touching it. While it would be nice to be able to reate and customize your own personal time period, that feature is not yet created. The current time you have chosen will be designated with a check mark beside it. You can easily switch to whichever you want, as many times as you want.
But remember that while leaving your screen on all the time is convenient, it is also a battery killer and could possibly leave your phone prone to theft and such, as people wouldn’t have to unlock it to use it. Again, you just have to weigh this against the convenience factor of having to constantly unlock your phone. Thankfully, you can try different time periods out for a few days or a week and see what you prefer.