How Do I Lock My iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, or Pro Max? 

By Novak Bozovic / October 6, 2021

If you’re new to the world of iPhones, you’ll want to learn the basics first. With that said, one of the first questions you’ll have on your mind is how do I lock my iPhone 13? Well, that’s where your smartphone’s physical buttons come into play. Keep on reading to find out more.


The following content applies to all iPhone 13 models. That includes the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. However, what you’ll read below applies to earlier iPhone generations as well. 

How Do I Lock My iPhone 13's Touch Screen? 

By default, your iPhone 13's screen will lock automatically once you stop using it, after one minute. However, you can adjust that as per your needs. 

To set the duration of time after which your iPhone will lock, navigate to Settings > Display & Brightness. Then, tap on 'Auto-Lock' and pick any of the options you see on your screen (anything from 30 seconds up to 5 minutes). 

How Do I Lock My iPhone 13 Immediately?

To lock your iPhone 13 immediately, press its 'Side' button. That’s an elongated metal button found on the right side of your device. Just press it, and your phone will lock. 

Once you lock your iPhone 13's screen, your smartphone will enter what’s known as 'sleep mode.' That means the screen will stop being responsive until you wake up your device, which is done by tapping on its screen or using the 'Side' button again. 


To learn more about your brand-new phone, head over to our latest iPhone 13-related articles. We’ve already prepared a huge number of tutorials and guides, using which you can become an advanced iPhone user. 

That would be all on how to lock your iPhone 13. If you have any other questions, make sure to use the comments section below. And lastly, thanks for reading!

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