Can iPhone 13 Have Always On Display?

By Gustavo

As an iPhone user, I always become jealous when I see the always on display on Android phones. Many Android devices have Always On Display feature for the decade. Ever since Android has had this feature for a long time, iPhone users have impatiently wanted this feature. Finally, the tech giant surprised everyone when they Always On Display at the Apple Keynote 2022 event on September 7.

For the first time, Apple is adding Always On Display feature on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to peek at the lock screen display of the device with time, wallpaper and live activities. To work Always On Display efficiently, the company will use the advanced OLED panel with variable refresh rate.

When you enable Always On Display on iPhone, it will also use iOS 16’s lock screen and turn the screen darker and show the wallpaper, time, widgets, and live activities in low light. You will be able to see flashlight and camera shortcuts when Always On Display turned on.

When Apple showcased Always On Display at September iPhone 14 launch event, many people went crazy and looked for the way to get Always On Display on iPhone 13. Even many Always On Display would come with iOS 16 release.

How to turn on Always On Display on iPhone 13?

Unfortunately, you cannot get Always On Display on iPhone 13 or there is no way to turn on Always On Display on iPhone 13 Pro Max as well. Because Always On Display only works on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with the help of new OLED panel and latest A16 Bionic chip.

Always On Display FAQs

Is always-on display available in iPhone 13?

No, Always On Display is unavailable for iPhone 13 since it doesn’t have OLED LTPO ProMotion display with adaptive refresh rates that can go up as high as 120Hz and as low as 1Hz.

Which iPhones will support Always On Display?

Only iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max support Always On Display. Even iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are missing this feature.

Does iOS 16 Have Always On Display?

No, iOS 16 doesn’t have Always On Display feature since it is device-based feature for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Can the always-on display be turned off on iPhone 14?

Yes, you can turn off Always On Display on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.


So you cannot get Always  On Display on iPhone 13 as we explained everything above, how this feature works and which iPhones support this feature. However, iOS 16’s lock screen is the best addition in the latest software update, and it will be fun to customize the lock screen with iOS 16 on iPhone 13.

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By Gustavo
He is a senior writer at Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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