Recently, Apple seeded iOS 16.2 beta 2 to developers and beta testers. The latest beta update includes a new Medications widget for the Lock Screen.
Previously, the iOS 16.2 beta 1 brought Sleep widgets for the Lock Screen for users to view their sleep monitoring data from the Health app at a glance like how much time was spent in bed, the much time spent in bed to review their sleep schedule, and most recent sleep sessions with sleep stages.
iOS 16.2 Medications widget will be available on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and later
iOS 16 added Medication tracking in the Health app for users to track and manage their medications, vitamins, and supplements. With compatible iPhone models, users can either manually search for the name of their medication or use the smartphone’s camera to add and schedule a new medication.
Now, the iOS 16.2 beta 2 Medications widget brings that information to the users’ Lock Screen. Users can view the medication schedule at a glance on the Lock Screen without having to launch the Health app.
How to add and schedule a new medication on iOS 16
For medication tracking, make sure that you have an updated iPhone running on iOS 16, and then follow the steps listed below.
- Open the Health app and tap on the Browse tab.
- Tap on Mediations > Add a Medication option to either start your list or add to your list.
- Type the medicine’s name in the Search field or use the iPhone’s camera (only in the U.S.) to identify and log it.
- Next, follow the onscreen instruction to customize the visual of the medication and set a schedule, if you want.
Apple seeded iOS 16.2 beta 1 to developers and beta testers earlier this week, and the update includes a new Sleep widget for iOS 16 Lock Screen, along with Live Activities with more frequent updates, Freeform, and reports on unintentional Emergency SOS triggers.