Adjust Screen Timeout on an iPhone 6

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You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how you can adjust the screen timeout on your iPhone 6. Screen timeout is what you just saw where my screen went from being lit up to being dark.

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    So what we are going to do is we are going to press the Home button which is this button here, center - bottom of this phone
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    Or, you can press the lock screen button which is over here on the right side
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    You can give it a quick swipe or slide across the screen
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    And that is going to take us to our Home screen
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    On our Home screen, we are looking for this gear shaped silver icon
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    The Settings icon. Single press on the settings icon, that is going to open up our settings menu.
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    On the settings menu, we are going to be looking for the General settings
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    On the General settings, we are going to give it a single tap. It is a little gear shaped icon here.
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    Single tap to General settings and we can scroll down and you will see Auto-Lock
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    Currently, my Auto-Lock is set to 1 Minute. Let us give our lock a quick press.
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    I can set that to 2 Minutes, to 3 Minutes, to 4 Minutes, to 5 Minutes, or to Never
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    Now, a word of advice, if you play a games a lot on your phone, you do not want it set to 1 Minute
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    You probably want it set to anywhere from 3 to 5 Minutes because something else will distract you and you will come back to your game and your phone will have timed out. However, if you are like me and you are recording tutorials or you are constantly doing things with your phone, shooting videos, etc., and you stop or you pause for a minute or your phone believes that you are no longer doing whatever it is you were doing previously, you are going to time out. So, we are going to tap Never in my case.
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    You may have something different that you need to do or you may already be on Never
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    You may have bought a phone from someone and you want to change that in which case instead of tapping never, you might actually want to tap something like 1 Minute, or 3 Minutes or 4 Minutes and you can see each time whichever one you have tapped, the checkbox will light up to show you that that is the one you have selected.
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    I am going to go ahead and tap Never, that is my preference
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    Now, I am going to press the Home button to take me back to the Home screen or I can press the General button here at the top to take me back
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    If I press the General button, it takes me back to the General Section and I can still have all these other options to go through
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    I can press it again to go back to the Settings and I am again in the Settings Menu
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    If I want to go back to my Home screen, I just press (the Home button) one time, and that takes me back to the Home screen
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    Now we are back on the Home screen
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    You can continue using your device - your iPhone 6 - or do whatever it is you would like to do with the phone.
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    This concludes our tutorial on changing the screen lock timeout of your iPhone 6
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    You have been watching VisiHow and we hope you have a great day. Please leave any comments, questions or suggestions in the section below. Thank you.
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Questions and Answers

My iPhone 6 auto lock is inactive?

My screen turns off so fast even I made it to 30 sec. Now It's screen shuts off in 5 seconds even it is on 30sec, then I tried again to open auto lock but auto lock is inactive can't go into my auto lock. I have tried: Reset

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Update your phone.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Settings"
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    You may need to tap on the back arrow in the upper-left corner.
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    Tap on "General".
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    Tap on "Software Update".
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Disable Low Power Mode.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Settings"
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    You may need to tap on the back arrow in the upper-left corner.
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    Tap on "Battery".
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    Disable "Low Power Mode".
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    Charge the phone to 100% and restart it.
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I just bought an iPhone 6s and the lockout time is disabled and shows 30 secs. How can I activate the button to give me more time choices?

Once I found the lock screen button it is grayed out and not usable. Shouldn't I be able to adjust this feature?. . Brian

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