Turn Attention Aware features on or off on your iPhone or iPad Pro

Learn about Attention Aware features on your iPhone X or later, or iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

What are Attention Aware features?

Even if you don’t enroll in Face ID, the TrueDepth camera* intelligently activates to support Attention Aware features. With Attention Aware features, iPhone can check whether you’re paying attention to your device and automatically take action. For example,

  • When you’re looking at your device, your display will not dim until you stop looking at your device.

  • If you're looking at your device, it will lower the volume sound of your alerts.

The Attention Aware settings can be found by going to Settings > Face ID & Passcode

If you don’t want to use these features, open the Settings app, tap Face ID & Passcode, then turn off Attention Aware Features.

*The TrueDepth camera is available on iPhone X or later except for iPhone SE. The iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch also use the TrueDepth camera.

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