Occasionally you will find yourself in a situation where you are using your iPhone, but are unable to touch the screen often enough to keep the screen from locking. This can require you to constantly unlock the device and enter your passcode, which can be tedious in specific scenarios.
Fortunately this is not an inconvenience that you must live with, and you can change the setting on your iPhone that causes the screen to lock automatically. Our tutorial in this article will show you where to find this setting and disable it completely, so that the iPhone screen will only lock when you manually choose to lock it.
Turn off the Auto-Lock Setting on an iPhone 5
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 5 in iOS 9. Note that once you have completed the steps in this guide, your iPhone screen will no longer lock on its own. You will always need to manually lock your screen until you change this setting again. This can result in decreased battery life, as well as an increase in pocket dials.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down to select the Auto-Lock option.
Step 4: Select the Never option.
Now your iPhone will only lock its screen when you press the Power button. The screen will remain on until this manual action occurs.
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