Apple recently released iOS 16.2 beta 4 for developers. The beta update includes a change in how notifications appear on the iOS 16 Notification Center. In addition, the update also includes fixes for Apple’s new collaborative app Freeform, external display support for Stage Manager, and more.
Older notifications no longer “hidden” in latest iOS 16.2 beta update
Apple’s redesign of the Notification Center in iOS 16 left a ton of users unsatisfied. Many users claim that the redesign makes the simple act of checking notifications more complicated than it needs to be and that it leads them to miss important messages. Specifically, users do not like how older notifications are not automatically shown in the Notification Center. Instead, users have to swipe up from the middle of the display to see them.
This means that if a new notification is not interacted with when a user unlocks their iPhone, Apple hides them in the Notification Center. This has led to many users missing important notifications simply because they could not see them front and center, defeating the purpose of a designated spot for notifications.
In the latest iOS 16.2 beta, older notifications are no longer hidden in the Notification Center. But, the Lock screen still hides older notifications and they can only be accessed if a user swipes up from the middle of the display.
As of right now, we do not know if Apple will add this change in the final version of iOS 16.2, which is expected to be released in mid-December. However, given the fact that many users do not like how older notifications are hidden, we can expect that the tech giant will release the feature.
Check out other features and tweaks that are expected to be released as a part of iOS 16.2 down below:
- iOS 16.2 beta 3 improves the laggy and stuttering animations issue on iPhone 13 Pro and 14 Pro
- iOS 16.2 beta 3 adds more options for Always-On display on iPhone 14 Pro
- iOS 16.2 beta 2 updates Stocks app with new watchlists
- iOS 16.2 public beta will enable 5G connectivity for compatible iPhones in India
- iOS 16.2 beta 2 shrinks Dynamic Island to display signal and WiFi bars when playing music
- iOS 16.2 beta brings a new ‘vehicle’ icon for car Bluetooth stereo
- iOS 16.2 beta 2 adds new Medications widget for Lock Screen
- iOS 16.2 beta integrates Weather app with Apple News to show regional weather-related stories