Apple Tests New Controls for iPhone 14 Pro Always On Display in iOS 16.2 Beta
Apple is testing the ability to customize the always-on display on its iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max smartphones with the company’s latest iOS beta. The beta update to iOS 16.2, which was recently rolled out to users, reportedly includes toggles that allow users to hide the background image and notifications while using the feature. The always-on feature uses the OLED display on the iPhone 14 Pro models to allow users to check for updates on their phone’s display with a dimmed version of their lock screen. The latest iOS beta allows users to see their clock and lock screen widgets instead of the background image.
according to a reports According to MacRumors, turning off two new toggles in the latest iOS 16.2 always-on beta will allow the user to see only the clock and lock screen widgets when the phone is off. Titled toggles Show Notifications again Show Wallpapersand can be turned on and off once Always On Display feature is enabled.
Currently, on iOS, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max owners can have an always-on display that will show the background image and notifications. Users can also turn it off, leaving the phone’s screen blank when it’s locked and asleep, like the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and older iPhone models.
While there are definitely some people who enjoy having their background image always bright for them (with accurate colors, without looking blurry), others find it a little annoying. The refresh rate of the display has also been reduced, to save battery, but the new toggles should enable better battery savings because most of the OLED display is turned off.
It seems that Apple has listened to the feedback from users and is working on updating its always-on feature. However, while the feature is currently available in beta testing, there is no guarantee that it will be released when iOS 16.2 is released. The company may decide to remove it in a future update, to resolve any issues with this feature.