Does your iPhone or iPad screen keep switching OFF? This feature is designed to help conserve battery, but it can be frustrating for some people.
If a hard reset or fully charged battery doesn’t fix your iPhone shutting off randomly issue, iOS System Recovery is a great option. You can download it to diagnose the problem and resolve it effortlessly.
The Settings app on your iPhone gives you access to a wide variety of customizations that let you tailor the experience to suit your needs. In addition to the standard options like adjusting brightness and enabling dark mode, you can also change your lock screen, customize the quick access buttons on the bottom of the home screen, set a specific time for the device to turn off the display, and more. You can also change which features you see in the Control Center, including the Wallet app and toggles for Low Power Mode and other features.
If you’re experiencing the “Last Line No Longer Available” error on a Dual-SIM phone, disabling Wi-Fi Calling in the settings may help avoid this problem. To do this, open the Settings app and tap Cellular. Next, scroll down and find Wi-Fi Calling. Toggle the switch to Off to disable the feature.
You can use the Location Services setting to manage the permissions for your apps, including which ones have access to GPS and cellular location data, or which apps share this information with Apple or third parties. The settings also allow you to view how your privacy controls are being used over time, so you can make sure you’re using them appropriately.
Some apps, like the Maps and Music apps, use your location data to provide you with services, such as giving directions or showing local weather forecasts. You can use the settings to control whether these apps will continue to request your location after you’ve closed them, or if you want to keep your location information private.
The iPhone’s Auto-Lock feature turns the screen off after a certain amount of time to save battery power. You can adjust the time limit or choose Never to keep the display on at all times, but be aware that this will drain your battery more quickly.
When you’re in the App Store, iPhone videos can pop up to give you a look at what a game or app has to offer. Unfortunately, these can be a bit distracting and annoying, especially when you’re trying to browse or read. To stop these video previews from appearing, you’ll need to disable the feature in Settings.
Display & Brightness
When you’re using your iPhone, the display automatically dims and locks (for security reasons) after a set period of time. If you want to use your phone for longer, you can change the amount of time before the display locks by opening the Settings app and going to Display & Brightness. Then, select Raise to Wake from the drop-down menu and choose a length of time.
If your screen continues to auto-dim even with Auto-Brightness turned off, a software glitch may be causing this issue. Check the latest iOS updates and install them if they’re available. This should resolve the problem.
Another possible reason for the screen to keep dimming is that you have the Always-On display feature turned on. To disable this, open the Settings app, then tap on “Display & Brightness” and turn off the toggle switch next to “Always-On”.
The last possible cause of an overly-dim iPhone display is that you have True Tone enabled. To disable this, go to the Settings app, then tap on “Display and Brightness” and turn off the toggle switch at the bottom of the screen. You’ll need to restart your iPhone once you do this and it should no longer keep adjusting the brightness on its own.
You can also adjust your screen’s brightness by swiping down on the iPhone’s Home screen and tapping on the brightness bar (indicated by a sun icon) at the top of the Control Center. Drag the slider up to increase the brightness and down to decrease it.
Note: Setting the brightness to a high level will drain your battery faster, so it’s best to stick with a moderate level. You can also enable or disable Low Power Mode, Night Shift, and Raise to Wake from the same place in the Settings app.
Alternatively, you can access your iPhone’s battery settings and view the current usage percentage by pressing down on the Home button, then swiping left or right. You can also disable the Auto-Lock option to prevent your phone from turning off its display. This will help your phone’s battery last longer.
When you want to prevent your iPhone screen from turning off automatically, you can do so by selecting a longer Auto-Lock time in Settings. This can be helpful if you’re using your device for an activity that requires your attention, or if you don’t want nosy people to easily access your private information by looking at your unlocked display.
By default, the iPhone screen turns off after a minute of inactivity to help conserve power and prevent accidental screen-ups and lockouts. But the screen will stay on while you’re looking at it and can remain on for up to five minutes if you enable the Attention Aware feature in Settings > Display & Brightness.
You can also set the length of inactivity before the iPhone starts to dim and then lock, which is a great option for those who use their phone for reading or watching videos. The longer you select, the less battery your device will consume and the more privacy you’ll enjoy.
However, if you have selected a long duration, and you’re still finding that your iPhone is turning off too quickly, this could be an indication that your device has been set to Low Power Mode. To change this, head to Settings > Battery and toggle Low Power Mode to OFF. You should now find the Auto-Lock options in Settings > Display & Brightness will be grayed out and you’ll be able to change the lock time to whatever you prefer.
Another possible cause of an Auto-Lock problem is if the AssistiveTouch feature on your device is enabled. If you turn this off, it should fix the problem and allow the Auto-Lock feature to work again as normal.
A final reason that the Auto-Lock feature might be greyed out is if you’re using the Raise to Wake feature. This feature allows the iPhone screen to light up when it’s picked up from a flat surface, such as a table or your lap, without having to press the power button. If you’re using this feature, you may find that the Auto-Lock setting is locked to 30 seconds and can’t be changed.
Low Power Mode
Low Power Mode is a setting on your iPhone that reduces the amount of energy used by the phone when the battery is below a certain percentage. It turns down the screen brightness, minimizes animations and disables app updates that use a lot of data and therefore power. You can still make calls, send texts and receive push notifications, but the feature limits their frequency. The setting also automatically locks the screen if it isn’t in use after a short period of time, reducing the amount of power used by the display.
The feature is available in the Settings app on your iPhone and iPad. To activate it, slide the Battery slider to the left and then tap Low Power Mode. The slider can be adjusted to choose the minimum battery level at which you want the phone to turn on this power-saving mode. You can also choose to have this automation trigger whenever the iPhone reaches this battery level or when it falls below it.
If you choose to enable the feature, the phone will also throttle down its CPU and graphics chip. This means that it will perform slower and may experience lags when using graphically intensive applications like games. It will also limit background app refresh, which automatically downloads and updates content in apps. This can significantly reduce the performance of these applications, but it will save your iPhone a significant amount of battery life.
Unlike other battery saving features, you can’t permanently enable Low Power Mode. It is designed to extend your battery life until you can reach a charger, and enabling it permanently will degrade your iPhone’s battery over time. However, you can permanently enable the setting through a personal automation that is available in the Shortcuts app.
Open the app, tap + and then add a new shortcut. Enter the following code into the “Code” field: