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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max: how to disable Always On Display or screen always on

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Always on Display function of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. (photo: Apple)

One of the most revolutionary novelties of the iPhone 14 Pro Y 14 ProMax is the new Always On Display that allows users to see relevant information such as the time or widgets on the lock screen, at any time and without having to turn on the cell phone with the unlock button.

This new feature, and although it works with the technology LTPO of the control panel of both models that adjusts the refresh rate to 1Hz, can slightly affect the battery life.

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Fortunately, Manzana will turn it off automatically in different circumstances, and according to German youtuber Felixba, this would happen if he leaves the iPhone in a room and the person comes out with a Apple Watch associated with this model.

How to turn off the always-on display on an iPhone 14 Pro

This is definitely a really cool feature, and it can be extremely useful for saving battery life as you don’t have to keep the screen on all the time when your iPhone is out of sight.

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Apparently, the Apple Watch, thanks to its proximity sensor, can detect when a user steps away from their iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max. At a certain distance, it sends an action to the iPhone to allow the screen to completely turn off.

However, it is not yet known if this feature will be supported by all Apple Watch models as Apple has not provided any details about this feature.

In addition to the ability to turn off the always-on display with Apple Watch, Apple also disables the feature when iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max is placed face down on a flat surface, as well as when it is in a pocket or bag.

iPhone 14 Pro. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)
iPhone 14 Pro. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

How the always-on screen of the iPhone 14 Pro works

Everyone probably has in mind that Always On Display is a feature that makes the screen completely black with some relevant icons and notifications for the user in addition to the time.

This is something that has always been seen in the different devices of Android, but Apple wanted to do something different in order to make it more useful. In this case, the iPhone 14 Pro what he has done is display much more information on the screen, as it keeps the lock screen as you can see in a normal state but with dimmed brightness.

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iPhone 14 Pro Always on Display feature. (Photo: Apple)
iPhone 14 Pro Always on Display feature. (Photo: Apple)

The wallpaper you have, the time and also the widgets that are configured and that come with iOS 16. By reducing the brightness of the screen, it also it happens to have a refresh rate of 1 Hz. In this way it is possible to have a low impact on the battery in theory

This is something that does not happen in many other Android devices, where the always-on screen maintains the refresh rate of 60 Hz, causing consumption to be higher and the battery probably to drain more easily.

In this way, Apple does not force a completely black screen with a few widgets as you can see in the images of this article. You go to a view with all the information that you normally have on the lock screen of iOS 16, and that in the end is more attractive keeping the wallpaper.

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