Apple also joined the queue and as an exclusive function of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max enabled the Always On Display on the devices, i.e. the always alert display. Only in the case of iPhones, it will not always be alert, even though the second generation LTPO panel is able to reduce its refresh rate to 1 Hz. Phones will automatically turn off AoD when they detect being placed in a pocket, bag or placed face down on a table. It’s not that extra, most phones do the same thing.
Always alert display on iPhone 14 Pro phones. (source: Apple) [+]
iPhones, on the other hand, will turn off AoD even if they detect that their owner has put the phone down somewhere and then moved away from it at a distance from which they could no longer see the display. For this, the iPhone uses the data of the Apple Watch as a basis, the motion detection of the sensors installed in the watch, and the distance between the watch and the phone will be used by the system to deactivate and reactivate AoD if the user returns to the vicinity of the phone. The automatic software switching is aimed at increasing the phone’s operating time, but based on experience so far, it only works if an apple watch is also connected to the phone.