There are many reasons why you should upgrade to the new iPhone 14 Pro series instead of the standard models. First, there’s the faster refresh rate, the brand-new Dynamic Island, and the long-awaited arrival of Always on Display on the iPhone. The AOD on the iPhone 14 is a welcome new feature, but it can be distracting because it makes the screen appear to be active even when it is not. This manual is for you if you’re interested in creating an Android-like AOD. In this section, you can activate Always on Display in its simplest form for the iPhone 14 Pro.

The Always-on-Display feature in the iPhone 14 Pro is fairly basic. All that happens is the brightness of the lock screen is reduced. Moreover, there are times when the screen appears to be brighter than it actually is.

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The iPhone’s Always on Display naturally slows the refresh rate down to 1 hertz and shows the time in addition to the album art for the currently playing song. But there is a method you can use to make the display appear a little darker. 9to5Mac discovered this approach, so you can too! But there are, as might be expected from a workaround, a few drawbacks to using this function.

Enable darker Always on Display for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

You should know that this is a workaround to get a darker lock screen while using Always on Display. For this reason, a darker lock screen might not be acceptable to all users. Keeping this in mind, let’s launch into action.

The Procedure

Let’s look at how to activate the new darker Always on Display lock screen mode on your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your 14 Pro/Max iPhone.
  2. Select the Focus mode by going to the Settings menu and selecting the Do Not Disturb option.
  3. To change the image used for the lock screen, go to Settings > Personalize > Screen > Choose.
  4. The screen where you can customize your alerts will load.
  5. Click the “Dim Lock Screen” toggle to the right.
  6. Activating Always in Display mode makes the lock screen darker and adds black-and-white UI elements from Always on Display. In addition, your lock screen widgets will be monochrome.
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The Drawbacks

There are some drawbacks you’ll have to deal with because this is a workaround and the Always on Display doesn’t offer any other settings or options.

  • When Focus Mode is activated, sound notifications will be muted.
  • There is no option to switch to color on the interface.
  • When you wake up your iPhone, the wallpaper will be fuzzy.
  • Focus Mode will always be labeled at the lock screen’s bottom.

This is the method that you should use if you want the Always on Display to take up the least amount of space possible. Always on Display on the iPhone 14 Pro will now look more like Always on Display on Android phones thanks to this update. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you remembered to lock your phone.

The conclusion is as follows. A more straightforward workaround for dimming or darkening the Always on Display on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max models when the Always on Display feature is turned on. If the drawbacks aren’t something that bothers you at all, then you can go ahead and get this simpler yet darker Always on Display mode. Fair enough, it’s not the best solution out there, but it does work, and if the drawbacks are something that doesn’t bother you at all, then you can. In the event that you have any inquiries or questions, please do not hesitate to post them in the comments section below.

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