Widgets on the iOS 16 lock screen: choice in the first beta

From iOS 16, the lock screen of the Apple iPhone can be customized. In addition to the time, which can be changed in color and font, there is also the option of placing photo subjects in the foreground and covering parts of the time. But what also stands out in addition to optical adjustments are the numerous ones Widgets that can be placed on the iPhone lock screen from iOS 16to get all sorts of information. In the following, I have compiled those widgets for you that, according to the current Beta version can be used by iOS 16. Keep in mind that more will be added in the fall and that app developers can offer their own via the Widget API.

As of iOS 16, widgets with information from various apps and devices can be displayed on the iPhone lock screen. Here is the selection from the first iOS 16 beta version – fresh from WWDC22.

As of iOS 16, widgets with information from various apps and devices can be displayed on the iPhone lock screen. Here is the selection from the first iOS 16 beta version – fresh from WWDC22.

Lock screen widgets that can be displayed over the clock

There are different positions for widgets to take on the iPhone lock screen. Small bits of information that do not require large symbols or animations can e.g. B. be displayed above the time. Not all options can be found at the same time, but you can select a few for the quick view. This is the corresponding app selection with the individual information that can be displayed:

  • Calendar: Day of the week, date in various forms and next calendar entry
  • Weather: temperature, weather conditions, air quality, moon events, sun events, UV index, wind, etc.
  • Uhr: Time in another time zone and next alarm
  • Memories: Entries to be done for the respective day
  • Fitness: activity data, such as B. Calories, workout time, standing time, etc.
  • shares: single stock with up or down symbol

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Lock screen widgets that can be placed under the clock

Equipped with larger symbols and more information, various widgets can also be placed on several lines under the time. This includes some from the list above. That's good, because those who can't find space above the time can simply be packed underneath. But they are complemented by even more widget options. Here is the whole list from the current preliminary version of iOS 16:

  • Calendar: Date and next appointment
  • Weather: temperature, weather conditions, air quality, moon events, sun events, UV index, wind, etc.
  • Uhr: different display options for times in other cities/time zones and for the next alarm clock
  • Memories: Entries to be done for the respective day
  • Fitness: Display of activity rings and calorie, workout and standing data (all can be displayed simultaneously)
  • shares: Display one stock as a small widget or display three stocks in a larger widget
  • Batteries: Charging status of the iPhone and connected devices (e.g. AirPods) – currently, even if two widgets are used at the same time, only one device is informed, which will hopefully be corrected
  • Home: Information about lights, climate data, safety instructions, certain safety accessories or a summary can be selected
  • News: Top headline(s) of the day is displayed

Which widgets from Apple or app developers are you looking forward to? What information do you absolutely want to be able to query without having to unlock the iPhone? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!

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