iPhone Won’t Go Into Sleep Mode: Here are 5 Ways to Fix the Issue

iPhone Won't Go Into Sleep Mode

Like any iPhone user, an iPhone also needs some rest, i.e. sleep. Many users complain that their iPhone doesn’t go into sleep mode; as a result, the device drains a lot of battery.

If you are also experiencing this issue, you need to fix this by following the below-mentioned methods. We have listed a few methods to fix the iPhone doesn’t go into sleep mode. Before you follow any step, just ensure that your iPhone is fully charged. As we are listing here five different methods, your phone might run out of battery.

How to Fix iPhone Doesn’t go into Sleep Mode

Set auto-lock time

You may clean forget to fix the auto-lock time while setting your iPhone for the first time. So you better do it now. To set auto-lock time, follow just four easy steps:

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone


Step #2. Scroll down to Auto-Lock and tap on it.

Tap on Auto Lock in iPhone

Step #3. Tap on any option except Never.

Select Time for iPhone Auto Lock

Sometimes, your iPhone doesn’t go into sleep mode just because you have selected Never in the auto-lock options.

Toggle AssistiveTouch OFF

Many iPhone users have resolved the issue by toggling AssistiveTouch OFF. You can also follow suit:

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.

Step #2. Now tap on Accessibility (In iOS 13 device, Settings → Accessibility.)

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on AssistiveTouch.

Tap on Assistive Touch in Accessibility on iPhone

Step #4. Turn the AssistiveTouch OFF.

Turn Off Assistive Touch on iPhone

Reboot Your iPhone

On your iPhone 8 or later, press and release the Volume Up button then press and release the volume down button and press and hold the Side button.

How to Reboot iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8

On your iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold Volume Down and Power Button.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

To reboot your iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE or earlier, press and hold the home button and power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Reset All Settings

If the above fixes do not work, you should go for Reset All Settings.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General. Scroll down to Reset (the final option on the General screen).

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings (the first option).

Reset All Settings on iPhone


Update the iOS

Apple has a history of leaving bugs in beta versions; if you are using any beta version of any iOS, please check if there is an update in the Software Update section.

OTA Update

Step #1. Tap on Settings app → Tap General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone

Step #2. Tap Software Update → Tap on Download and Update.

Check iPhone Software Update

iOS Update using iTunes/Finder

Step #1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step #2. Open iTunes/Finder and click on the iPhone symbol. You will be landed on a Summary page.

Click on iPhone Icon from iTunes

Step #3. Click on Check for Update button.

Click on Check for Update in iTunes

Your iPhone will be updated to the latest version of iOS.

That’s all!

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