I routinely plug in my 2020 iPhone SE every evening before I go to sleep. Plugging it in has always caused the phone to wake, but after a few seconds it has always immediately gone back to sleep. No problem.
However, since upgrading to iOS 16, plugging in my iPhone almost always causes it to prompt me for my passcode. If I swipe around the screen, there is usually a message about "please enter passcode to continue using iCloud". If I do nothing and let the phone sit there, VoiceOver focus moves to the time display, and once the time has focus, the phone never goes back to sleep, because the act of announcing the time every minute resets the sleep countdown.
So, my evening routine now consists of plugging in my phone, waiting a few seconds for it to prompt me for my passcode, than manually pressing the sleep button to put the phone to sleep.
The purpose of this post is to find out if anyone else is experiencing their phone prompting for a passcode when they plug it in, and what, if anything, can be done to restore the old pre-iOS 16 behavior in which the phone did not prompt for passcode when plugging in.