How to Turn Off Sleep Mode on iPhone: Most Useful

Have trouble in turning off Sleep Mode on iPhone? After reading this guide, you will know what is iPhone Sleep Mode and how to shut off Sleep Mode on iPhone.


By Demi / Updated on February 5, 2024

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How to turn off Sleep Mode on iPhone 15?

I once set up a Sleep Mode on my iPhone 15, but I found that I can't receive any notifications. How can I shut off Sleep Mode? Please Help! !

- Question from Apple community

As is known to all, almost all phone makers will install some built-in apps in their products before the phones come to your hands, so does Apple. The apps can make phones unique and competitive, but also make their users annoyed sometimes. Take Sleep Mode as an example, once you try to get familiar with it, you may have trouble about how to make iPhone Sleep Mode off. Now, let’s learn more about it before turning off iPhone Sleep Mode.

Part 1. What is iPhone Sleep Mode?

You can find Sleep Mode in iPhone Health app after upgrading to iOS 14. Sleep Mode is an option mode that goes along with the Sleep Schedule feature which enables you to set up the time to sleep and wake up to result in adequate sleep. When Sleep Mode enabled, it will
Simplify your Lock Screen at your chosen bedtime.
Dim down the screen of your iPhone automatically.
Turn on Do Not Disturb to reduce the amount of interactions, including calls, messages and notifications and so on. But you can give certain callers permission to break through Do Not Disturb in Settings.

Sleep Mode Lock Screen

With the help of Sleep Schedule, Sleep Mode together with a Wind Down time which allows Sleep Mode begin before bedtime to help reduce distractions and help you relax, a Sleep Tracking feature is formed. Apple introduced the feature to help you meet your sleep goals and improve your overall health.

Part 2. How to turn off Sleep Mode on iPhone?

Since it’s a brand-new function, you may encounter kinds of troubles more or less, just like what we have mentioned at the very beginning of the passage---failing to receive notifications. So, how to shut off Sleep Mode on iPhone? The steps are as follows.

Step1. Go to Apple’s Health app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the Browse tab and select Sleep listed under Health Categories.

Select Sleep

Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Sleep screen and tap Options.

Option In Sleep Screen

Step 4. Turn off the toggle next to Turn on Automatically under Sleep Mode.

Turn Off Sleep Mode Iphone

Note: Neither the Sleep Schedule nor Wake Up Alarm will be affected if there is any change made to Sleep Mode. Besides, when the Sleep Mode is inactive, you won’t see a dimmed screen either.

Tip: You can turn off iPhone Sleep Mode on iPhone manually from Control Center as well. Just to do so, open Settings > Control Center and add Sleep Mode to the list of included controls. Now, toggle Sleep Mode off or on anytime in one tap directly from the Control Center.

Toggle Sleep Mode Control Center Ios

Part 3. Bonus: How to make full use of Sleep Mode?

It is believed to all that the service from Apple makes our life convenient in almost every aspects. We may hesitate when something wrong with the new function happens, but why not try again. In this part, I’d like to elaborate the way to make full use of Sleep Mode in details. Let’s get started.

If you have already set a Sleep Schedule and Wind Down time, you can enable Sleep Mode by following these steps.

Step 1. Launch Apple’s Health app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the Browse tab in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Scroll down and select Sleep.

How To Use Sleep Mode

Step 4. Under Your Schedule, tap Full Schedule & Options.

Step 5. Under Additional Details, tap Options.

Sleep Mode Options

Step 6. Under Sleep Mode, toggle the switch next to Turn On Automatically to the green ON position.

Sleep Mode Turn On Automatically

A. How to set a Sleep Schedule?
1. Go to the Health app > Tap Browse at the bottom right > Tap Sleep.
2. Swipe up, tap Get Started (below Set Up Sleep).
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
B. How to set a Wind Down time?
1. Launch the Health app > Then select Sleep.
2. Under Your Schedule, tap Full Schedule & Options.
3. Under Additional Details, tap Wind Down and then select the amount of time that you want Sleep Mode to activate before your chosen bedtime.


That’s all for how to turn off Sleep Mode on iPhone. Now, you may have a clearer understanding about Sleep Mode. If you still feel uncertain or have problem unsolved, you can also contact Apple for help.