Apple has never allowed its users to customize their iPhone’s lock screen, but that will change with iOS 16. The new iPhone update is still in beta and has provided an example of how to customize the lock screen to suit the needs of the users.
With iOS 16, you now have the option to add wallpapers and widgets to the iPhone’s lock screen. In addition, you can change and personalize the font of the time and date. For an Apple product, this level of personalization goes beyond what you might expect.
It’s actually both aesthetically pleasing and useful. So now you don’t have to unlock your device every time you want to check important information, which can now be placed on the lock screen.
How is it done?
If you are a man who wants to live on the edge and has installed iOS 16 public beta, you can follow the instructions below:
- All you need to do is long press on any part of the screen when your phone is locked.
- When a plus symbol appears, tap it.
- This will bring up several options for you to place on your lock screen, including photos, weather, color, emoji, weather, and astronomy.
- Here you can also select the predefined options of the lock screen template and adjust accordingly.
Depending on the kind of lock screen you’re dealing with, you can make a few adjustments to it. To illustrate, consider the following lock screen selections with photos:
- You move the photo by simply zooming in on the photo. You can pinch or use two fingers. Plus, just like on Instagram, you can add various filters by swiping the screen.
- Tap the photo icon in the lower left corner to switch to another image.
- You can tap the ellipsis icon to change the background colors and zoom.
So this is how easy it is to change the lock screen on iOS 16.