Most iPhone doesn’t include Always-On-Display, but a handy trick can offer ways to fix Always-On-Display not working on an iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro. Some users say the Always-On Display is causing lag in touch input after the iOS 17 update. It happens mostly when trying to swipe up to look at notifications upon waking the phone from AOD.
Talking more about Always-On-Display, it’s a petty advanced aspect that offers instant access to the featured Notifications, Messages, Calls, and Calendar events. Of course, it’s always been desirable to have a glance over the iPhone OLED Screen to verify time and widgets and see if there are no missed or future pending events on the Lock Screen.
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That’s why it’s difficult for iPhone fans to live without Always-On-Display, in case the AOD is turning dark and not turning on.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through a few troubleshooting steps that can help you fix the Always-On display not working on your iPhone.
How to fix Always-On display not working on iPhone
- Ensure you have turned on Always-On display
Even though the iPhone 15/14 Pro’s Always-On display feature is turned on by default, it’s still good to make sure it’s on. Maybe you or someone else might have changed them while fiddling around with the settings.
- Update iPhone to the latest iOS version
With every iOS update, iPhones tend to receive many uninvited bugs affecting the user experience. Some of these bugs might be why you cannot use the AOD on your iPhone 15/14 Pro. Thankfully, Apple always pushes an update as soon as they notice a bug. Hence, it’s always better to be on the latest iOS version.
- Turn off Low Power Mode
For those wondering if AOD affects the battery life of the iPhone 15/14 Pro, the answer is yes. So if you have enabled Low Power Mode, you are required to turn it off to use the feature.
- Change Sleep focus
Apple knows you don’t want your iPhone to always light up the screen while you sleep. Hence while in Sleep mode, it will automatically turn off the Always-On display.
- Disable Continuity Camera on the iPhone
If you have enabled the Continuity Camera on your iPhone, you won’t be able to use Always On simultaneously while your Mac is using the iPhone camera.
- Turn on/off Raise to Wake up on iPhone
Your iPhone wakes up from AOD when you lift it and returns to AOD when you put it back. But due to some bugs, it may not go back to that dim screen.
- Turn off CarPlay on iPhone
Apple has designed AOD to automatically turn off when connected to CarPlay. So turn it off, and then AOD will always be available on your iPhone, always.
- Restart your iPhone
Usually, some bugs can be easily fixed with a quick restart. If that doesn’t help, you can go a step further and do a force restart of your iPhone. Restarting your iPhone will clear all the cache, along with the bugs. This might fix the AOD issue of your iPhone 15/14 Pro.
- Reset iPhone
By factory resetting the iPhone, it can have a fresh start, and any of the bugs preventing the proper functioning of AOD might also be removed. But before you completely erase everything inside your iPhone’s memory, take a backup of the files.