Always On display not working on iPhone 14 Pro after iOS 16.2 update? Screen not staying on although AOD is enabled and all settings are properly configured? Display turns off completely after a short time?
Always On Display Not Working iOS 16.2?
This issues has been initially reported by Liquid (iPhone 14 Pro Max):
“Always on does not work. Display switches off completely after a short time in always on mode. iPhone 14 pro Max.”
This AOD problem has been confirmed by Thomas:
“I had the same issue with the 14 Pro Max on the final beta and RC. Always on display would turn off completely, seemingly at random. Sometimes it would take a few minutes, sometimes 10 seconds.”
We’ve found similar complaints on Reddit too:
“My screen on my 14 pro max is not staying on. It turns off after a couple minutes…It worked before 16.2 tho and the bug only showed up after the update last night.”
How To Fix Always On Display Not Working On iPhone 14
Based on numerous reports, this obviously is an iOS 16.2 bug and Apple will have to address it in an upcoming 16.2.1 or subsequent update!
In the meantime, you can try the following workarounds:
1. Cycle The AOD Setting
- Go for Settings -> Display & Brightness and turn Off Always On Display.
- Force restart iPhone (Volume Up -> Volume Down -> Side Button).
- Re-enable AOD option in Settings.
Fact: Does this help? Troubleshooting tip has been confirmed by a Reddit user.
2. Avoid Dark Mode
- Settings -> Display & Brightness.
- Tick Light theme, under Appearance.
- Disable Automatic toggling!
3. Turn Off Night Shift
- Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Night Shift.
- Turn Off Scheduled and let us know in the comments if it helps with AOD not working in iOS 16.2!
4. Disable Low Power Mode
You should also know that Always On Display doesn’t work when Low Power Mode is enabled, because the two options are conflicting. So, make sure that this setting is not active either.
5. Check Screen Time Restrictions
Last but not least you should check your Screen Time settings:
- Go for Settings -> Screen Time.
- Tap On Downtime.
- Turn Off Downtime.
Have you managed to fix Always On Display iOS 16.2 issues? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: For more iOS 16.2 bugs and available workarounds check our detailed review!