The iPhone 14 Pro always-on display has a fun party trick: the always-on display still works when you are using the phone as your Apple TV Remote, according to CNBC.
If you don''t have the actual remote on your existing phones, you may activate the Apple TV Remote from the Control Center.
Apart from being found in Control Center rather than a home screen icon, iOS 16 works like an app it will even appear in your multitasking app switcher so you can return to it easily if you switch to surfing the internet or check social media.
However, unlike other apps, the Apple TV remote is very special in that the moment you lock the phone with it open, it will still be waiting for you on the lock screen when you wake the phone.
With the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, this convenience is enhanced even more. While your phone is technically asleep, the displays appear like a TV remote with all of the controls visible (if a little dimmed).
The iPhone 14 Pro series'' always-on display is uncharacteristically bright for an always-on mode, which might be the preferred way for users to see their Apple TV. This will be true when watching television at night in the dark. The iPhone remote buttons will be easily visible compared to the actual Apple TV Siri Remote, which does not have a backlight of any nature.
See our iPhone 14 Pro review roundup for more information on the iPhone 14 Pro''s new features. This Friday, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be released in stores.