iOS 17 introduces StandBy, giving users a full-screen experience with glanceable information designed to be viewed from a distance when iPhone is on its side and charging.
The feature can be personalized to display a range of beautiful clock styles, favorite photos, or widgets, including Smart Stacks, which “surface the right widgets at the right time.”
With support for Live Activities, Siri, incoming calls, and larger notifications, StandBy is designed to make the iPhone even more useful when viewed at a distance. When charging with MagSafe, the feature remembers a user’s preferred view. Your can bring up StandBy anytime by tapping the screen, and on iPhone 14 Pro with the Always-On display, it is always available.
By default, StandBy mode is turned on in iOS 17. If you want to turn it off:
° Open Settings.
° Scroll down to StandBy.
° Use the activation toggle to turn it off.
StandBy mode works with any compatible iPhone that’s charging and rotated to a horizontal orientation.