iOS 16.2 beta 3 adds more options for Always-On display on iPhone 14 Pro models

Apple recently seeded the third beta of iOS 16.2 for developers and beta testers. The latest beta update includes two new options to configure the Always-On display on iPhone 14 Pro models to provide users with more granular controls.

One of the distinguishing features of the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is the Always-On display with a 1Hz refresh rate to powered by the advanced A16 Bionic chip to prolong battery life. When enabled, the power-efficient feature dims the smartphone’s Lock Screen and only displays information like time, widgets, and wallpaper.

On the upcoming iOS 16.2 update, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users will be able to customize the Always On Display.

iOS 16.2 - Always On Display

iOS 16.2 will enable Phone 14 Pro users to disable wallpaper and notifications on Alway On Display

iOS 16.2 beta 3 has added two new toggles in the Always On Display settings to turn on or off the wallpaper and notifications features.

When wallpaper is turned off, it removes the wallpaper from the Always On display and when notifications are turned off, only wallpaper and widgets are visible on the Always On display. These toggles are not present in the current iOS 16.1 version.

iOS 16.2 - Always On Display

iOS 16.2 is currently in the beta testing phase and it is expected to release in mid-December. Features discovered in the beta updates of iOS 16.2 so far are a new Medications widget for the Lock Screen, a reference to ‘Custom Accessibility Mode’, and Dynamic Island that shrinks to display signal and WiFi bars when playing music.

Previously, iOS 16.2 beta 1 added Freeform, Sleep widgets for the Lock Screen,  Live Activities with more frequent updatesFreeform, and reports on unintentional Emergency SOS triggers.

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