Apple, on the occasion of the arrival of the new iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Max in stores, has detailed some keys to the operation of one of the main features of these two new models: the always-on screen. On a new support pagethe company has explained that the also known as Always on display it turns off completely on certain occasions in order to save autonomydespite the fact that its panel makes consumption minimal when it is in operation.
Until now, we knew that the always-on screen of the iPhone 14 Pro turned off completely when the user placed the terminal face down, when you keep it in your pocketoo even when you leave the room with your Apple Watch and leave the iPhone behind. These, however, are just three of the eight scenarios in which the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display turns off entirely. They are the following.
- When the iPhone is with the screen face down.
- When iPhone 14 Pro is in your pocket or bag.
- If iPhone detects that you have walked away with an Apple Watch.
- When sleep mode is activated.
- If low power mode is activated.
- If the iPhone is connected to CarPlay.
- When the continuity camera is in use.
- When you haven’t used the iPhone for a while.
In this last scenario, Apple ensures that the iPhone 14 Pro is capable of learning the user’s “activity patterns” to turn the always-on screen on or off automatically.
The iPhone 14 Pro always-on display can also be turned off completely
On the other hand, it is possible to disable the screen Always On of the iPhone 14 Pro completely if the user believes that it is not necessary and prefers to save a little more battery. To do this, you need to go to Settings > Display and disable the option ‘Screen always on’.
In any case, the always-on screen of the iPhone 14 Pro is designed to avoid excessive battery consumption. Not just because the brightness level or the colors are dimmer, but because the panel of both versions has LTPO technology. This, specifically, allows you to adapt the refresh rate and vary it between 1 Hz and 120 Hz. When the terminal is in use, it applies the maximum frequency. When the screen is not moving, however, it decreases the rate to 1 Hz.