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Apple’s iOS 16 Update to Finally Bring Always-On Display

People have been eagerly awaiting the next big thing from Apple, and this year is no exception. The anticipation only builds as people anticipate what new devices will be released with iOS 16 set for a release.

iPhones have been running on iOS 15 for quite some time now but many are eager to see what’s coming next. At WWDC this year, it was announced that an upcoming update will bring one of the most significant changes – always-on display on lock screen

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The always-on display has been a feature that’s long missing from iPhone lineups but is available on Android phones for a couple of years now.

The new feature allows a portion of the phone’s screen to light up, even when locked. This can be used as an alert for notifications like messages and calls.

The AOD feature was originally scheduled for the iPhone 13 lineup, but they decided to push this plan further. One factor in delaying an update is how much energy it can drain from the phone’s batteries.

The AOD is a feature that was available for the Apple Watch Series 5 but it came at the cost of reduced brightness.

iOS 16 offers a number of features that will change the way you use your phone. The long-awaited display option and new lock screen customization are two such changes, allowing users to customize what they see when glance at their locked screens. 

The software is currently in its beta stages and will be set to release this fall.

The AOD will be available exclusively for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone Pro Max models, excluding the regular iPhone 14.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests the iOS 16 will include improvements to the system’s multitasking and windowing features, along with the AOD. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted that Apple is also in the process of engineering iOS to benefit iPad users.

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What the Always-On Display Brings to Apple’s iOS 16