iPhone 14 Pro gets an Apple Watch-like upgrade: A guide to the new always-on display

This story is part of Hotspot iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips, and advice on Apple’s most popular products.

Apple first introduced an always-on display for Apple Watch In 2019, and now the feature is finally making its way to the iPhone. the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max An always-on display showing the selected clock and widgets will appear on the iPhone screen even when it’s locked and not in active use.

The always-on screen that stays lit after the initial time-out period is a technology that has been available on Android phones (particularly Samsung Galaxy devices) for years. Apple adding it to iPhone 14 Pro models indicates potential adoption by all iPhones down the line. Many Apple Watch models already have the Always On feature built in.

Besides the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max (you can Buy in deep purple), Apple unveiled the new version iPhone 14, 14 PlusSupercharged Apple Watch UltraAnd the Apple Watch 8 And the AirPods Pro 2. The company also said that iOS 16 will be released on September 12. (check the Best New iOS 16 Features over here.)

We will explain what the iPhone 14 version of Always On Display is and how it will work. For more iPhone news, don’t miss the new method Island dynamic slit redesign work On iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.


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How does the always on screen work?

Normally, when you lock your iPhone, the lock screen closes and you have to either press a button, raise your phone, or tap on your screen to activate it again. With the always-on display, the lock screen doesn’t turn off – it stays dimmed – so you can have a quick look at the time, widgets, and live activities without touching your phone.

For example, when you receive a text message, you generally only have a few seconds to look at it before your iPhone screen turns off. With an always-on display, you have unlimited time to view the message.

When you flip your iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max face down on a surface or put it in your pocket, the screen will darken as a way to save battery life, since you don’t need to “peek” at the screen when you’re in your pocket or upside down on a table.

Will my iPhone battery drain faster?

Apple said that the always-on display can operate at a refresh rate as low as 1 Hz (that’s about once per second) with the new Low Power mode. It also uses multiple co-processors in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max chipsets to refresh the screen using minimal power.


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Can I turn off the permanent setting?

Apple hasn’t said if this feature is optional, but you’ll likely be able to turn it off in your settings. Apple Watch users can turn off the always-on display in the display and brightness setting, so you should probably turn it off on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. You can customize a similar setting on Samsung phones as well.

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