I know I can switch off auto-lock altogether, but actually I just want to prevent the screen from being locked when I am playing games.

  • Those games are able to be rendered in different orientation? I'm not sure I understand the question - You have auto-lock switched ON, but You want it to be OFF only when playing games? Sep 23, 2015 at 13:05

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If the game maker didn't program the screen to not lock, you have to use Apple’s switch for the entire system. It's hard to imagine many games where you don't touch the screen once every 5 minutes, but if so, request the game developer to add a switch or setting at overrides the system default for their game.

Settings App > General > Auto Lock

Then you can choose between

- 1 Minute
- 2 Minutes
- 3 Minutes
- 4 Minutes
- 5 Minutes
- Never

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