The always-on display has finally made the leap to iPhones, and it is now available on both the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, as any Android user will say, the screen will be on every second of the day.
Apple has confirmed (opens in a new tab) that there are certain instances where the always-on display will temporarily switch off. Eight, for example, and all of them are at certain points where you wouldnt normally be using your phone. The goal is to maintain battery life for your new iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max.
According to Apple, these situations are:
Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be able to learn from your activity and switch off the always-on display when it deems it appropriate.
Apple mentions the phone learning your sleep schedule or acknowledging that you have a morning alarm. However, from the noises of things, it''s one of those things that should be improved in the long run.
As a result of the number of lock screen customization options in iOS 16, the always-on display function has been switched on by default, ensuring that you will always be able to see key information such as the time, lock screen widgets, and the wallpaper.
The always-on display is a feature of the iPhone 14 Pro range, but it isn''t available on other versions, including the newly-released iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. That''s because they lack the ProMotion display, and the scaling refresh rate technology that allows the always-on display function without being too much of a power drain.
If you prefer not to waste battery power on the always-on display, it may be switched off quite easily. Open the Settings menu, tap the Display and Brightness option, and make sure the Always-On display is switched off.
For more information, see our iPhone 14 live blog (opens in a new tab) to see our reviews, deals, early bugs, and more.