iOS 16.2 brings new toggles to disable your lock screen wallpaper and or/notifications when the iPhone's always-on display feature is active.
One of the hallmark new features of the iPhone 14 Pro & 14 Pro Max, apart from the controversial Dynamic Island, is the always-on display. This is a feature that other smartphone brands have had for years, in addition to iPhone jailbreakers who used tweaks to unlock similar capabilities. But now, it’s available to everyone.
Now that I've had ample time to get used to my iPhone 14 Pro Always-On display, I have a few thoughts and feelings about how Apple could make a few simple software tweaks in order to make the overall user experience better.
If you’ve just acquired a shiny new Apple iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max, and you’re coming from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, then you might be in for a slight surprise when it comes to battery life, despite Apple’s claims that the newer handset should be capable of better battery life.
Learn how to manage the iPhone 14 Pro's always-on display, including how it works, battery life impact and how to turn it on or off at will.
Expect major changes for the iOS 16 lock screen, which should pick up support for special iPhone wallpapers with widget-like functionality, among other changes.
Apple didn’t introduce always-on display (AOD) functionality with its iPhone 13 lineup this year as many had expected them to do. Fortunately, one advantage to jailbreaking these days is that you can enjoy an always-on display experience on your current iPhone without waiting for Apple to get their bleep together.
In fact, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed AlwaysOnMusic by iOS developer Jez takes a new and rather exciting approach to always-on display functionality for anyone who enjoys using their iPhone for music consumption.
The next iPhone is rumored to feature an always-on display with Apple's ProMotion technology, but a prominent smartphone leaker is cautioning against expecting rich customizability.
The concept of an always-on display certainly isn’t new to the smartphone space, but it’s something that Apple has yet to offer for its iPhone lineup despite adopting truly jaw-dropping OLED displays starting with the iPhone X in 2018.
For jailbreakers, an always-on display has always been achievable thanks to popular tweaks like AOD, Glow, and Tritium, but with many of these releases demanding money out of users’ wallets, some have been reluctant to try them.
Ever since Apple first started integrating OLED display on its iPhones, starting with the iPhone X in 2017, we’ve witnessed a steady increase in the number of jailbreak tweaks attempting to bring a true always-on display experience to the platform. One of the latest attempts comes by way of respected veteran tweak developer Elias Limneos and has been aptly named Glow.
Like other always-on display tweaks before it, Glow takes full advantage of the OLED display in Apple’s high-end handsets to express true darks for the background. It simultaneously displays pertinent details such as the date, time, and battery level, along an indicator to let you know whether you’ve got any missed notifications. Best of all, it does all of this while consuming as little power as possible.
If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS device at your disposal and you’re in the market for a really cool new display experience for your iPhone, then you should probably take a few minutes to check out this new jailbreak tweak release called Photon by iOS developer cemck.
Photon appears to be a true ambient display experience for the Lock screen on iOS devices, and it displays pertinent information using a variety of different methods and in combination with existing popular Lock screen-centric tweaks such as Complications, Grupi, Jellyfish, Sylph, Xen HTML, and many others.
Ever since Apple first introduced an OLED display in its smartphone lineup, there’ve been countless jailbreak tweak releases attempting to take full advantage of it. From always-on displays, to revolutionary new notification indicators, there has been no shortage of innovation on this front.
The latest addition to the party is a newly released jailbreak tweak called Dots 2 by iOS developer Shyam Lad, and as depicted in the screenshot examples above, this tweak displays pulsating colorful dots for missed notifications at the top of an always-on pitch black display when the device is locked.