iOS Settings Gem: Auto-Lock

iOS7 beta 2

This feature predates iOS7, but I never noticed it until I started playing around with iOS7 beta 2.

Auto-Lock (under Settings->General) lets you choose when your screen will automatically turn off, and can be set from 1 minute up to “Never”,

iOS Auto-Lock settings

iOS Auto-Lock settings

meaning that the screen will never turn off once unlocked unless you manually press the button on top of your iPhone.  Since moving to iOS7, I started using the passcode feature on my iPhone.  I found during certain activities, such as cycling (when I have my iPhone mounted on my handlebars where I can see it) having to enter the passcode can be a pain (and possibly dangerous), leaving Auto-Lock set to “Never” is really quite convenient.  That way, I can keep Strava or whatever I’m using at the time up and visible without having to fumble with the phone.

Fuad Kamal

With a background in biotechnology, Fuad began his career developing assays and cutting edge technologies around HIV research. From there he shifted into the bioinformatics arena, where he developed innovative information systems in Perl. He started playing with the Flash platform around the time Flash 4 was released, and later developed the flash interface for the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) that you see at pretty much every major airport around the world today. Fuad loves delving into new technologies and pushing technologies in novel directions. Currently he is focused on providing mobile strategy & development for the Health & Fitness markets. He is an iOS developer, teaches an Android & Kotlin college course, and is currently writing The Kotlin Book http://thekotlinbook.com. Fuad has often applied principals he learned from his study of the martial arts to mentoring others as well as taking a unique approach to problem solving. He has found that quite often, the barriers we set before us are more mental than anything else, and the key to overcoming them lies in understanding this concept.

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