Apple 16 now has a new iPhone lock screen, but there are still certain things you cant change

Apple 16 now has a new iPhone lock screen, but there are still certain things you cant change ...

iOS 16 is now available, and it includes a new, customizable lock screen for iPhone. For the first time, iPhone users can not only create multiple lock screens with different wallpapers, but also modify the interface''s font, colors, and even add widgets. There are also certain things you cant change on the iPhone lock screen with iOS 16.

The new iPhone lock screen in iOS 16

Despite the most recent changes, the new iOS 16 lock screen is different. Despite these changes, it feels quite familiar.

The wallpapers now interact with the time on the lock screen owing to artificial intelligence capabilities that identify and separate objects in the photos. There are also different filter options to choose between colors or even make them black and white. However, the improvements to the iPhone lock screen go far beyond that.

The lock screen has eight different styles, and you may customize it with whatever color you like. Another feature that iPhone users had long anticipated is the possibility to add widgets to the screen in order to see immediate information at a glance.

Developers have access to a public API so they can create their own widgets for the iOS 16 lock screen. This is certainly a fantastic upgrade for iPhone users, but the new lock screen is still limited, which might annoy some users.

Things you cant change

You can''t move the clock around the screen, not even the widgets. All elements have a fixed grid. When you add widgets to the lock screen, they automatically align to the right or center of the screen, depending on their shape. There''s no way to leave an empty space between one widget and another.

This is another thing to keep an eye on because these widgets aren''t interactive and the only thing they can do is redirect you to their respective app.

Developers will be able to create lock screen cards that are updated in real time with rich information, which may be useful for viewing information from an Uber ride or sports match. However, this API is yet to be made available for third-party apps. It''s important to note that the new lock screen is exclusive to iPhone, and it will not be available in iPadOS 16 for iPads.

iOS 16 comes with more than just a new lock screen. This includes enhanced Focus mode, improved editing options, Passkeys, Live Text for videos, smarter dictation, redesigned Home app, and more.

If you want to see the new lock screen, check out our detailed guide on how to setup iOS 16 on your iPhone.

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