iOS 16.2 beta allows Live Activities to show more frequent updates

Apple recently seeded the first beta of iOS 16.2 to developers and beta users. In the code of the latest beta, it is found that users can set Live Activities to show more frequent updates.

In iOS 16.1, users can start Live Activity for supporting third-party apps to receive updates in real-time on their iPhones’ Lock Screen and Dynamic Island (only available on iPhone 14 Pro currently) to view information at a glance. For example, Live Activities can be started for deliveries, flight information, ride-hails, sports events, and others.

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Live Activities enabled with ‘more frequent updates’ will drain iPhone’s battery faster on iOS 16.2

The new option “More Frequent Updates” for Live Activities found in iOS 16.2 beta 1 code, not yet enabled, will update a Live Activity at shorter intervals to provide more real-time information than the standard update interval for Live Activities.

However, the new setting will drain the iPhone’s battery faster because it will be receiving and transmitting information more frequently. As shared by 9to5Mac, the message for the new feature reads:

“Allowing more frequent updates lets you see more real time information, but can drain your battery faster.”

Live Activities Sports

Check out apps that support Live Activities on Lock Screen and Dynamic Island.

In addition to the Live Activities updated more frequently, iOS 16.2 beta 1 also includes the Freeform which is a new collaborative canvas for users to work on projects with their friends, family, or colleagues in real-time.

Check out “iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 features expected to launch in late 2022” here.

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