Apple makes iPhone 14 Pro always-on display work like Android in iOS 16.2

iOS 16.2 includes a major change to the new always-on screen of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. After complaints from some users, iOS 16.2 beta 3 includes a new option that allows users to disable wallpaper and notifications from appearing on the always-on iPhone display.

This new option can be found in the Settings app, then under the “Display & Brightness” menu. In this menu, tap on the “Always on display” option and you will see three options. By default, the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro “dims the lock screen when you lock your device or leave it idle, knowing useful information like the time, widgets, and notifications.”

In iOS 16.2 beta 3, however, Apple added two new toggles: one to disable the “show wallpaper” feature and another to disable the “show notifications” feature.

If you turn off the wallpaper and notifications features, your iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display will show a pure black design next to your lock screen and time widgets. This is similar to what is offered by many Android devices.

What do you think of this new option? Let us know in the comments.

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