• Welcome to the all-new iMore Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

Is it bad to leave my home screen on all day?


iMore Question

Leaving phone on "home screen".

I am a marine first responder and need to leave the home screen on 24/7 to monitor software for VHF communications. Is this bad for my phone?

Ariel Babalao

New member
May 8, 2014
Re: Leaving phone on "home screen".

I don't think anyone here ever experienced it in order to give you a concrete answer on if yes or not, doing so is bad for the phone. But guys at apple store should be able to give you a reliable answer about that.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Mar 11, 2013
Re: Leaving phone on "home screen".

My opinion is you should have no issues just a shorter device life but way past its usefulness

I have an HP Touchpad that sits on her charger with the screen turned on for over two years with no issues at all