How to Turn On/Off Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max

How to Turn On/Off Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro's [iOS 16]

The always-on display (also known as AOD) is a standard feature on the top Android phones and smartwatches and has been for some time. But now that we have an iPhone with AOD capabilities, it functions differently from other devices we’ve seen in the past. In this guide, you’re going to learn how to turn on/off Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

What is the Purpose of the iPhone 14 Pro’s AOD?

The Always-On display makes use of cutting-edge screen technology that operates the display in a low-power mode, updating it just once per second and lowering screen brightness. Similar to an Apple Watch, this enables the screen to remain lit even while the iPhone is dormant.

Your iPhone’s lock screen, along with your vibrant wallpaper, widgets, any new alerts, and the time and date, will be visible while it is dark. To return your iPhone to full brightness at any moment, just press the screen or utilize Raise to Wake. This Always-On setting does not display sensitive info.

The iPhone 14 Pro will occasionally automatically deactivate the Always-On function if it determines that you are not using it. The display will turn off to conserve battery life if you place your iPhone 14 Pro face down on a table or if it detects that it has been put in a pocket or bag (because you can’t see the phone screen anyhow). If you’re wearing an Apple Watch, the screen of your iPhone 14 Pro will also completely shut off if your phone detects that your watch has gotten too far away from it; it will automatically reactivate when you come closer.

How to Turn On/Off Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max (iOS 16)

Instead of just dimming the screen and lowering the refresh rate to 1Hz, Apple has taken things a step further. Here’s how to switch on or off the Always On Display in the iPhone 14 Pro, whether you like it and want to activate it or you don’t and want to turn it off (and Pro Max).

1. Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max.

2. On the Settings page, tap Display & Brightness.

Display & Brightness

3. Now, here enable Always On.

Turn On Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro

Turn off AOD on iPhone 14 Pros

Some individuals claim that the iPhone 14 Pro’s vibrant, constantly-on lock screen is too distracting. Here’s how to permanently off the Always-On display if you don’t want to utilize it.

  • Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone.


  • On the Settings page, tap Display & Brightness.

  • Finally, disable Always On.

Turn Off Always-on Display on iPhone 14 Pro

Now, when you lock the screen and put your iPhone 14 Pros to sleep, it won’t transition to the always-on display option. This is excellent if you find the new AOD function to be annoying and troublesome.

That’s all. These were the steps to turn on/off the always-on display on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

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