How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone

With iOS 16, you can finally add widgets to the Lock screen of your iPhone. Some native and third-party widgets can provide you with important information at a glance but if you want to prioritize aesthetics over functionality, you can add custom icons to the Lock screen of your iPhone. Keep reading to find out how.

How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone

Learn how to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone

Before you get started, you need to download Lock screen Icon Widgets from the App Store. The app is free and lets you choose between 4,000 custom icons to add to your Lock screen. All the available icons are provided by Apple as part of SFSymbols, so they will not look out of place on your Lock screen.

  1. Open Lock screen Icon Widgets on your iPhone and start scrolling. You will immediately see all the available custom icons. How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone
  2. Next, select an icon. You will then have the option to add text next to it. Tap Confirm once you are done. How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone
  3. You can now add the custom icon to your Lock screen. Unlock your iPhone > Long press on your Lock screen> Tap Customize > Tap Add Widgets > Select Icon Widgets from the list > Tap the widget. How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone
  4. Lastly, tap Add to confirm. How to add custom icons to iOS 16 Lock screen on iPhone

Note that although the app is free, you will need to make a one-time payment of $3.99 to add more than one custom icon to your Lock screen.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to add custom icons to the iOS 16 Lock screen on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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