For the first time, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have an always-on function, which means that information is constantly displayed on the screen. If you feel disturbed by the constant display, you can deactivate the always-on display.


In some situations, the function is even automatically deactivated for a short time.

How to disable the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro / Pro Max

This is how you find the setting to turn off the always-on display on the iPhone:

  1. controls the Settings app of the iPhone.
  2. Changes to the area “Display & Brightness“.
  3. Here you will find the option to Turn the always-on display on and off.
  4. Set the slider to the leftto disable the feature permanently.

So you extend the battery life and also have a permanently black displaythat doesn’t distract you. However, the function does not hide a power guzzler. The refresh rate is reduced to 1 Hertz, that is, the screen information updated only once per second. In normal operation, the iPhone 14 Pro can work at up to 120 Hertz. According to Apple itself, the “AoD” function should have hardly any impact on the battery thanks to the optimized interaction with the A16 bionic processor.

iPhone 14 Pro / Pro Max: Turn off always-on display

In some cases, the “AoD” feature will be automatically disabled. Apple lists the following situations where the screen goes black even with the “Always on” option enabled:

  • The iPhone is placed face down.
  • The iPhone is placed in a pocket or pouch.
  • iPhone is in sleep or sleep mode.
  • The iOS device is connected to Carplay.
  • A paired Apple Watch recognizes that the iPhone is not nearby.
  • the integration camera is used.
  • The alarm clock or a sleep focus are activated.
  • The iPhone is about a longer time not used.

iOS also learns some activity patterns to figure out situations where the always-on feature isn’t needed.

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