Your iPhone screen locks too quickly? If you think the lock screen on iPhone activate too soon, you can extend the screen lock. On the other end, if your iPhone screen stays on too long, you can change the auto-lock to a shorter period. Turning on display auto-lock or set it to lock faster also helps save battery, prevent unwanted button presses or making calls when your phone is in the pocket.

How to change screen Auto-ock settings on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus?

Turn on your iPhone, unlock the phone screen. Open the Settings app on iPhone, then touch Display & Brightness. Find the Auto-Lock entry, tap on it to open the auto-lock time settings on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X. You can change the current time setting to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes. If you want to stop iPhone locking itself automatically, set it to Never to disable iPhone screen auto-lock.

screen auto-lock time settings on iphone 8, iphone 8 plus, iphone 8s, iphone x

iPhone screen lock setting extra tips

  1. The above steps can help you change auto lock settings on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iOS 11. For earlier iPhone models or iOS version, the auto-lock setting can be found from Settings >> General.
  2. iPhone auto-lock simply dims the display. To help protect your data safe, you need also set up the screen lock using Touch ID or passcode from iPhone Settings >> Touch ID or Passcode on iPhone 8, 8 plus, X, iOS 11.

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