In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the issue of Always on Display/AOD not working on iOS 16.2. The sixteenth iteration of the OS has bought a slew of noteworthy goodies to the fore, with AOD managing to grab the attention of the masses. However, some users were of the opinion that the AOD wasn’t as effectively implemented as its Android counterpart. The fact that you could still see most of the wallpaper in the background only made the matter worse.
Apple paid heed to these construction criticisms and finally gave us the option to turn off the wallpaper in the AOD mode. However, while implementing this feature, it seems to have broken the entire functionality itself. Numerous users have voiced their concern that the AOD is not working along the expected lines on iOS 16.2 as the Always On Display automatically tends to turn itself off after a few minutes. If you are also facing a similar issue, then this guide will help you out. Follow along for the fix.
Fix Always on Display/AOD not working on iOS 16.2
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success for you. So with that in mind, let’s get started. NOTE: To preserve the device’s battery life, the display will go completely dark under the below-listed circumstances. So make sure that your device isn’t currently “affected” by any of these situations:
- Your iPhone is lying face down
- Your iPhone is in your pocket or bag
- Sleep Focus is on
- Low Power Mode is on
- Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay
- You’re using Continuity Camera
- You haven’t used your iPhone for a while
- Your iPhone detects that you moved away from it with a paired Apple Watch
If your device running iOS 16.2 hasn’t checked any of the aforementioned behaviors and even then the AOD is not working, then let’s proceed ahead with the below fixes.
FIX 1: Toggle AOD and Restart iPhone
Your first course of action should be to disable and then re-enable this feature and restart your device as well. Doing so will refresh this functionality and could well rectify the issue that we are currently dealing with. So give it a try using the below-listed steps and then check out the results.
- Head over to Settings > Display & Brightness.
- Then disable the toggle next to Always On.
- Now restart your device and then re-enable Always On.
- Check if Always on Display/AOD is working on iOS 16.2 or not.
FIX 2: Disable Low Power Mode
AOD might also not work along the expected lines if Low Power Mode has been turned on. So consider turning it off using the below-listed steps and then check out the results.
- Head over to Settings > Battery and turn off Low Power Mode.
- Check if it fixes the Always on Display/AOD not working issue on iOS 16.2.
FIX 3: Turn off Downtime
If you have enabled Screentime then it might conflict with the normal functioning of AOD. So it is recommended to turn it off from Settings > Screen Time and then check if it spells out success for you or not.
FIX 4: Disable Focus Mode
- Touch and hold the Focus icon on the Lock Screen.
- Then tap on the focus that is enabled to turn it off.
- Now check if it rectifies the underlying AOD issue.
That’s it. These were the four different methods that should help you fix the issue of Always on Display/AOD not working on iOS 16.2. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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