Apple recently rolled out its latest iOS 17 update for iPhone users. The new iOS 17 update comes with some interesting features and updates. One standout feature in the latest iOS 17 is Standby mode, allowing your iPhone to act as a smart display when placed sideways during charging.
According to Apple, you can use StandBy mode to turn your iPhone into a bedside clock, a digital photo frame, a display for viewing widgets, a full-screen display of Live Activities, and more.
Here’s a quick guide on how to activate and use StandBy mode on an iPhone
– To enable Standby mode on your iPhone, go to Settings and select StandBy.
– Next, connect the iPhone to a charger and set it down on its side, keeping it stationary.
– When charging, locked in, and placed horizontally, the iPhone will turn in Standby mode.
There will be three views to choose from – widget view, photos, or clock. You can swipe left or right to switch between widgets, photos, and clocks. Also, when Night Mode is on for StandBy, the screen adapts to low ambient light at night and displays in a red tint so that it’s not intrusive while you’re sleeping.
With the Always On display feature on the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, StandBy stays on to show useful information. For all other iPhone models, it’s easy to bring up StandBy anytime by tapping the screen, gently nudging the table your iPhone is on, or using Siri.
Apple also said: “In each location where you charge iPhone with MagSafe, StandBy remembers your preferred view, whether that’s a clock, photos, or widgets. This means you can have it set up for family photos in the kitchen, or an alarm clock at your bedside.”
To turn off StandBy on your iPhone, follow these steps:
– Open the Settings app.
– Scroll down and select “StandBy.”
– Toggle the StandBy switch to the off position.