One of the standout features of the upcoming iOS 16 update is the ability to place widgets on the lock screen, while Live Activities will highlight more visible information without the need to unlock the iPhone. All of this, says Craig Federighi, vice president of Appel, is aimed at helping people “have a healthy relationship” with their iPhones.
Federighi spoke during an interview with John Gruber on his The Talk Show podcast. The podcast was filmed live at WWDC22 with Federighi and fellow Apple executive Crag Joswiak joining Gruber on stage. The discussion covers various aspects of Apple and its WWDC22 event, with the big changes to the iOS 16 lock screen coming soon. Federighi noted that people often unlock their iPhones to get information — like a sports score, for example — and then get distracted and distracted. That’s something the new lock screen will help prevent, with information available without the need to unlock the iPhone and dive into the app-filled home screen.
The full episode of the podcast is available on YouTube and is nearly 90 minutes long, though it’s worth watching in full if you can. Other topics covered include gaming on the Mac, Apple’s enhancements to CarPlay, and more.
Those who want to join the lock screen chat can watch the embedded video below – it will play when Gruber and his guests start that part of their conversation.
This isn’t the first time Apple has worked to help people use their devices in a more mindful way: the Focus Mode feature added to iOS 15 was designed to help people maintain a work-life balance by limit access to applications based on context and data.
Apple announced iOS 16 on Monday during its WWDC21 keynote along with iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. All of these updates are currently available to developers in early beta form, while public betas are scheduled. for the next month. although Apple has yet to specify when exactly. Like everyone else, they’ll have to wait until the fall, probably September or around September, before they can try out all the new features.
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