How to stop display from shutting off when idle??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rachelny, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. rachelny macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I like to use my iPhone as a timer and glance down at it occasionally as I'm doing something else. The problem is that it automatically shuts off after some time. I looked through all the settings and didn't find anything that might change this.

    Please help!
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock

    It gives you the option of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes, or to never lock (lock = the screen turning itself off).
     
  3. rachelny thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. emjusten macrumors newbie

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    #4
    This was very helpful.

    I had turned auto-lock to never and couldn't figure out why my phone wouldn't dim last night. I use it for an alarm, now I am back in business thanks to your useful post.
     
  5. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    #5
    Here is a link that gives you all the information on the iOS 7 and iPhone that you should read up on

    http://help.apple.com/iphone/7/
     

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