Apple is much from the primary to provide its customers an always-on show. Android telephones have had them for years, and it’s even frequent on reasonably priced fashions. So when Apple launched the characteristic in its dear iPhone 14 Professional, it needed to do one thing slightly totally different, most notably by selecting to point out your total wallpaper always.
Basically, every little thing your iPhone lock display screen reveals when it’s “awake” can also be proven when it’s “asleep.” The time, date, widgets, your notifications, and even background wallpaper. Certain, these are dimmed considerably, but it surely nonetheless feels a bit awkward to some customers. In the correct lighting, it may be arduous to inform in case your telephone is awake or not.
It seems that Apple is giving customers the choice to vary the always-on show’s habits in iOS 16.2. You may open the Settings app and faucet on Show & Brightness after which At all times On Show, the place you’ll discover two new toggle switches: “Present Wallpaper” and “Present Notifications”
This offers you slightly extra management over the way you’d like your iPhone 14 Professional’s always-on show to seem. With notifications and wallpaper disabled, your iPhone turns into a clean slab with solely the date/time and your row of widgets, which reduces distractions and make it extra apparent that your telephone is in a passive state.
The brand new characteristic first appeared with the discharge of iOS 16.2 beta 3 on November 15. We don’t anticipate Apple to launch iOS 16.2 till December, so this characteristic may very well be refined additional, and even disappear, by the point it reaches large launch.