Apple has finally launched iOS 16, with this huge latest update dropping on thousands and thousands of iPhones earlier this week. The upgrade is arguably Apple’s biggest iOS update in years, and there is one headline feature that iPhone users will certainly rush to check out soon after downloading – the power to edit your Lock Screen. For the primary time ever, Apple will now let you alter the best way your Lock Screen looks, with the font and color fully customisable together with ability so as to add a spread of custom-made widgets which supply easy accessibility to information once you wake your iPhone.
If you happen to’re trying to vary your iOS 16 Lock Screen and have been left scratching your head attempting to edit it, then that could possibly be because you have dived into the Settings app first.
This app is where iOS users previously would have modified their wallpaper, but when you ought to edit your Lock Screen you could do things barely in a different way.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for editing your Lock Screen on iOS 16…
• To begin with, wake your iPhone from Sleep so you possibly can see your Lock Screen after which press and hold anywhere on it.
• You will notice an interface where you possibly can edit your Lock Screen, with a giant Customise button at the underside.
• If you happen to currently have the identical wallpaper that you just utilized in iOS 15 in your Lock Screen in iOS 16 you’ll have to re-add it before you possibly can start tweaking it. To re-add this photo as your latest wallpaper press the + button in the underside right-hand corner.
• Once you have done that you’re going to have the option to swipe between your old wallpaper (from iOS 15) and the one you have just added. Swipe to that one which’s latest after which tap Customise.
• That is where you may have the option to edit your Lock Screen. You will notice round boxes appear across the date, one other one across the time and one other slightly below the time section. Click any of those boxes to edit what appears in them.
• If you happen to tap the date at the highest you may have the option so as to add a widget that appears alongside it. This helps you access a spread of data at a fast glance, with widgets available for things like reminders, the weather, stock market information and more.
• Whenever you tap the time section you may have the option to vary the font style for the time in addition to the color for the date, time and widget information. Eight different fonts can be found and different pre-set colors as well – but you may also use a picker button (situated on the far right side) to decide on any color for the font that you just want.
• Finally, if you happen to click the box below the time you may have the option so as to add in additional widgets. There’s only a limited amount of space so you will have to mess around and see what widgets slot in. Each widget is obtainable in a spread of formats which show different information and are available two sizes – one which has a width of 1 widget app icon, the opposite is the dimensions of two widget app icons side-by-side. The latter helps display more data, but takes up more room. And space is at a premium – in total there are 4 blocks of space – so you possibly can put in two double-sized widgets, 4 of the widgets (which can be the dimensions of a person icon) or one double-sized widget and two individual ones.
If you happen to often change your Lock Screen, you possibly can create a spread of various designs that you would be able to quickly change by long-pressing anywhere in your Lock Screen after which swiping to a different one you have already created.
Apple also offers a spread of pre-made Lock Screen designs corresponding to Weather and Astronomy which have some cool animations. And you possibly can even create a wallpaper that’s made up entirely of emojis of your alternative.
You can too change filters for Lock Screen designs, link it to different Focus settings corresponding to Personal and Work and alter the best way Notifications appear in your Lock Screen.
When it comes to the widgets available that you would be able to add to your Lock Screen, widgets can be found for first-party apps corresponding to News, Weather, Reminders, Calendar and Clock.
Third-party widgets are also available for a spread of apps corresponding to the Motivation app and Flighty.
And that is not all – Google has also said it’s releasing iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for popular apps like Search, Maps and Gmail – but these aren’t available yet.