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A simple iPhone trick gives you Apple’s NEW lock screen today — and it’s a game changer

APPLE is changing the iPhone lock screen later this year — but you can try today.

The big change reworks the front of your iPhone in the right way.

There are many ways to customize your lock screen on iPhone in iOS 16

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There are many ways to customize your lock screen on iPhone in iOS 16Credit: apple
You could choose a simple iPhone lock screen with an attractive color scheme

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You could choose a simple iPhone lock screen with an attractive color schemeCredit: apple

New iPhone lock screen – what has changed?

First off, you now get access to lock screen widgets in iOS 16.

These Apple Watch-style “complications” let you quickly view information.

This includes upcoming calendar events, the weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones, your activity ring progress, and more, according to Apple.

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You can have a “layered effect” on the lock screen that can put the subject of a photo ahead of time to create a cool depth effect.

And, for the first time, you can even change the look of the date and time with different style and color options.

There are preset options that you can customize, or you can create your own custom lock screen.

You can also take advantage of Live Activity, a new feature that tracks events in real time.

This can be a workout, sports scores, your cab ride or a food delivery order – all from the lock screen.

Finally there’s a new design where notifications roll up from the bottom of the display, giving you the best possible view of the lock screen.

Unfortunately, the new iOS probably won’t arrive on your iPhone until September, launching alongside the iPhone 14.

But it is possible to join the iOS 16 beta and access all the new features before anyone else.

The iOS 16 public beta went live yesterday, letting Apple fans test new features.

Should you join the iOS 16 beta?

You definitely need to consider whether installing an iOS beta is right for you.

Ultimately, this is still test software, so you may encounter bugs – sometimes very serious.

So if you only have one iPhone, it can be frustrating to use a new iOS.

It’s far more tempting when you have a spare iPhone to run the beta on – but not everyone has that luxury.

That said, the iOS public beta is usually pretty stable, so you shouldn’t find too many devastating issues.

You should also make sure that you have backed up all your data before installing a new iOS.

How to join the iOS 16 beta

To join the iOS beta, all you have to do is go to Apple’s website.

You can sign up for the iOS 16 beta here.

“New public betas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, HomePod software version 16, and watchOS 9 are coming soon,” Apple said.

“As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can participate in shaping Apple software by testing pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.”

You’ll need to sign in and register your devices, which gives you a chance to test out the latest iOS 16 features once the public beta is live.

The beta will also include a special app called Feedback Assistant, which you can use to report any issues you find.

You need a valid Apple ID, and that’s it – there are no fees or compensation.

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Installing the beta will also not affect your hardware warranty.

You can leave the beta at any time.

You can add many different widgets to iPhone lock screen in iOS 16

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You can add many different widgets to iPhone lock screen in iOS 16Credit: apple
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