Twitter user FloWritesCode (opens in new tab) sent this to us:
The lock screen is such a great place to personalise the device and it’s so easy for us developers to adapt too. Basically the same as a regular home screen widget, allowing so many great devs to add lock screen widgets to their apps this summer!September 12, 2022
We couldn’t agree more. While I still think it’s slightly odd to have no way to change the flashlight and camera icons on the lock screen, it’s great to have alternative ways to open other apps, or have glanceable information.
If you’ve used Obscura 3 lately, we’ve got good news for you once iOS 16 arrives.
While it’s available on the App Store (opens in new tab) for $4.99 / £4.99 / AU$7.99, a new update is releasing very soon which will bring a widget to the redesigned lock screen, allowing you to launch the app in a much faster fashion.
With this in mind, I’ve written up exactly what won’t be available on certain iPhones running iOS 16.
If anything, the lock screen is one of the biggest changes in iOS in recent years. Our US Editor in Chief Lance Ulanoff spoke to Apple SVP of Engineering Craig Federighi back in June all about it.
Hello, and welcome to the live blog of iOS 16’s launch. I’m Daryl, Software Writer at TechRadar, and I’ll be keeping you up to date throughout the day on iOS 16 and more.