Apple adding new iPhone 14 Pro Always On Display customization options with iOS 16.2
Apple will allow users of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to disable the wallpaper and/or notifications on the Lock Screen with iOS 16.2 when the display is dimmed, making the screen darker and less eye-catching when Always On Display is active.
Added to the latest developer beta of iOS 16.2, the new settings will allow users to choose if they wish for their notifications and wallpaper to be visible when their iPhone’s display has darkened, helping preserve battery life and also reduce distractions.
The Always On Display display on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max has been heavily compared to the displays of its Android counterparts. In most cases, users have complained that the Always On Display isn’t dark enough when active, leaving many to criticize the display for being too bright when in standby mode.
Apple is expected to release iOS 16.2 in December, making the new customization options available to all iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users.
Despite the updates, Apple hasn’t added a brightness control for the Always On Display display.