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Do you know Your lock screen can do a lot more in iOS 16?
Of all the great features in iOS 16, the one everyone wants to take advantage of is the revamped lock screen. It’s all about customization: you have plenty of options to change the look and feel and a variety of widgets to add more. useful information. Where every iPhone used to have the same lock screen with different static wallpapers, with iOS 16 each screen will be personal to it.
This platform update brings a level of lock screen customization never before offered by iOS, including widgets and background options. Even better, you’re not limited to just one lock screen – you can create multiple lock screens to reflect the time of day, the weather, or your mood.
Customizing the lock screen in iOS 16 is simple and intuitive, but there may be a few nuances that you may miss. Here’s how you can customize your lock screen. It’s a wealth of customization options uncharacteristic of an Apple device.
But beyond the entertainment value of turning your wallpaper into a grid of poop emojis, iOS 16 makes it possible to get useful at-a-glance information that used to require you to unlock your phone.
iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
what customization you can do?
You can choose from the following basic options, represented by icons at the top of the screen:
- Photo Shuffle
Below this row of options, you’ll see some featured configurations and suggested images. Pick any of the preconfigured options or start from a basic template by choosing one of the icons at the top of the screen — it’s up to you.
Once you’ve selected a screen, you’ll have a few customizations you can apply based on the type of lock screen you’re working with. For example, here are some of the options you’ll find on photo lock screens:
- Zoom in on the photo by pinching, or drag the image with two fingers to reposition it
- Apply different filters and lighting effects by swiping across the screen
- Pick a different image by tapping the photo icon on the bottom left
- Adjust settings like background color (if applicable) and perspective zoom by tapping the three-dot icon on the bottom right
Other types of lock screens present slightly different options, but the process of customizing them is similar.
How to Change your font and color
You no longer have to choose a default font for your lock screen clock; Now you have six choices. In the customization view, tap the clock and choose your font. Here you can also choose your font color that will be applied to the time, date and widgets you add. That’s the way it is! widgets!
Once you are happy with your choice of background and font, you can select your widgets.
How to Add widgets
There are two places you can add widgets: inline with the date above the clock and on a rectangular “shelf” below; Just touch anywhere to add the available widgets.
Space in the area above the clock is very limited, and so are your options. It’s more information like the chance of precipitation for the day, shown by an umbrella and a percentage. Here are the general categories to choose from:
On the bottom shelf, the widgets are slightly larger and therefore show you a bit more information. They vary in size and you can add up to four. Here you have a few more category options besides the ones mentioned. at the top you also have Home (for information from smart home sensors), News and Batteries.
Touch any widget to add it to the lock screen. In the widget selector view, you can adjust the order of the widgets by holding and dragging them across the screen. Widgets are automatically centered under the time; You cannot position them on the extreme left or right.