iPhones do not have a native “Always On” screen feature like some Android devices. This feature typically allows a phone to display limited information such as the time, date, notifications, or other widgets on a dimmed screen even when the phone is locked and inactive.
However, Apple has introduced an Always-On display with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This feature allows these devices to show the time, widgets, and notifications even when the phone is locked, but it is not fully customizable in terms of background color. The Always-On display is designed to be power-efficient with these models’ specific hardware, and as of my last update, it doesn’t provide an option to make the screen entirely black.
How to make always on screen black on iphone
If you are looking to save battery or reduce the amount of light from your iPhone screen, here are a few alternatives:
Use Dark Mode:
- Go to “Settings” > “Display & Brightness” and select “Dark” Click to enable dark mode. This changes the color scheme of your device to darker colors, which can save battery life on OLED screens.
- Manually lower the screen brightness or enable auto-brightness to adjust the brightness based on your current lighting conditions. You can do this in “Settings” > “Display & Brightness”.
Enable Low Power Mode:
- This mode reduces background activity and can save battery life. It can be enabled in “Settings” > “Battery”.
Use Black Wallpaper:
- Using a black wallpaper for your lock screen can help to reduce battery consumption on OLED screens, as OLEDs turn off pixels to display true black.
Turn Off Raise to Wake:
- This feature wakes up your screen whenever you pick up your phone. Disabling it can save battery life. Go to “Settings” > “Display & Brightness” and click off “Raise to Wake”.
For specific features like an always-on display with a black screen, you might need to look into third-party apps, but be aware that these can’t integrate with the system at the hardware level like the native feature on certain Android phones or the iPhone 14 Pro models. Also, continuously keeping your screen on with a third-party app may lead to increased battery drain and potential screen burn-in issues, especially on OLED displays.