How to enable the StandBy mode on iOS 17

What to know

  • You can enable StandBy mode by going to Settings > StandBy.
  • iPhone 14 Pro and above have the option to use Motion To Wake which is missing on older iPhones.

iOS 17 has been the talk of the town since it was first previewed at WWDC 2023 by Apple. The new OS brings along numerous changes and new features and among these has been the highly anticipated StandBy mode. StandBy mode is a great way to use your iPhone while it is idle and charging, allowing you to view information at a glance including your reminders, clock, upcoming events, Calendar, weather information, and more.

This information is displayed using oversized widgets so that everything is visible while your iPhone is idle and charging at your nightstand or worktable. So if you’re looking to make the most of StandBy mode then here’s how you can enable and use it on your iPhone.

How to enable StandBy mode on iOS 17

Here’s how you can enable StandBy mode on your iPhone running iOS 17. Follow the steps below to help you along with the process.

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap StandBy.

Now tap and enable the toggle for StandBy at the top.

Next, tap and enable the toggle for Always On if you use an iPhone 14 Pro or above. This will allow the StandBy mode to remain visible while the iPhone can detect your attention. It will intelligently turn off the display once you’re no longer looking at it.

Now tap and enable the toggle for Night Mode if you’re on an iPhone older than iPhone 14 Pro. Night mode allows the StandBy mode to be displayed with a red tint in low-lighting conditions. This helps minimize eye strain when you’re looking at the StandBy display mode in the dark.

If you have an iPhone 14 Pro or higher, tap Night Mode to customize its options.

Now tap and turn on the toggle for Night Mode to enable it as we did for older iPhones above.

Here’s what Night Mode looks like compared to the normal StandBy Mode.

Tap and enable the toggle for Motion To Wake if you wish your iPhone to turn on the display as soon as it is moved in the night. 

StandBy mode is now enabled on your iPhone. You can check and test the same by leaving your iPhone stationary in landscape mode while it is charging.

And that’s how you can enable and use StandBy mode on your iPhone as long as you’re running iOS 17. 

We hope this post helped you easily enable and use StandBy mode on your iPhone. If you face any issues or have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.

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