iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display gets customisation in iOS 16.2 update, makes it more Android-like

  • Apple iOS 16.2 beta 3 brings customisation options to the iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display feature. 
  • You can disable notifications and background after this update. 
  • It refreshed the Apple Music play and shuffle buttons, adding a bit of extra pop and translucence. 

Apple finally brought the Always-On Display functionality with the launch of the iPhone 14 series. When the Cupertino giant showcased the AOD at the launch event, it got some excited and puzzled others. The Always-On Display is very different from what the world has seen in the Android realm’s minimalist approach. Now, with the latest iOS 16.2 beta update, though, Apple finally brings customisation options to the AOD after months of user complaints. This update has also refreshed the Apple Music play and shuffle buttons. 

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The Always-On Display on the iPhone 14 Pro is different from Android. It dims the display while maintaining full visibility of the background and all other widgets on the screen, compared to Android phones, which often adopt a more minimalist style and display notification icons on a black background.

iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display

Apple now provides the ability to deactivate the AOD background with the most recent iOS beta version. Additionally, you can disable notifications if you want to make using AOD even more minimalistic. This should be a welcome move because many users have complained about Apple’s complicated AOD since its first release.

Besides this, Apple also refreshes Apple Music’s play and shuffle buttons by adding extra pop and translucence. These translucent buttons can reflect the backdrop colours of featured album art.

These features are currently only available in OS 16.2 beta. You can sign up for Developer Program, but you’ll have to pay the membership fee. In case you want to enrol in the beta, proceed with caution–there are bugs, and make a backup of your data. You can also wait for the stable version’s release to avoid entering the beta.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 14 Pro
Apple A16 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.1 inches (15.49 cm) Display
48 MP + 12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
3200 mAh Battery
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