Video: App, Widget and Lock Screen Design Recommendations

MacRumors videographer Dan shares videos on the MacRumors YouTube channel on a regular basis, and this week, he thought he’d give viewers a look at his preferred Lock Screen and Home Screen designs, along with his favorite apps and games.

Give Dan’s video a watch and then tell us in the comments below about your own favorite apps, games, and Home and Lock Screen designs.

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iOS 16 introduces some major changes, including a total overhaul for the iOS Lock Screen. The Lock Screen looks different, it’s more customizable, and it can do more than ever before, so we thought we’d do a quick hands-on video to give MacRumors readers a first glimpse at the revamped Lock screen.
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iOS 16 Lock Screen Widget Lets You Quickly Open Any App

Tuesday September 13, 2022 2:38 am PDT by

A new iOS 16 app lets users open any app of their choice directly from their Lock Screen without ever needing to navigate their iPhone.
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Video Review: Four Days With the iPhone 14 Pro Max

Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:49 am PDT by

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Google Previews New iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets for Gmail, Chrome, and More

Just a few hours before Apple releases iOS 16 to the public, Google has previewed its upcoming Lock Screen widgets for its iPhone apps, including the Google app, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, Google News, and Google Drive.
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As part of its iOS 16 presentation at WWDC today, Apple unveiled an all-new Lock Screen for iPhones that provides users with a wealth of customization options, including the ability to add widgets.
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Five Wallpaper Apps to Check Out for iOS 16’s New Lock Screen Depth Effect

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:08 am PDT by

One of the biggest new features in iOS 16 is a completely redesigned iPhone Lock Screen. The new Lock Screen is entirely customizable, letting you change the colors and fonts, add widgets and new wallpapers, and more to make your iPhone uniquely yours. Of course, even before iOS 16, you could customize your Lock Screen with a wallpaper of your choice. iOS 16 takes the Lock Screen wallpaper…

Apple Confirms Live Activities Will Come to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island in iOS 16.1

Wednesday September 14, 2022 1:59 pm PDT by

Apple today confirmed that the Live Activities Lock Screen feature is going to be available when iOS 16.1 launches. Apple shared the information with developers and said that the ActivityKit API is available so developers can begin incorporating Live Activities into their apps.
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iOS 16 Now Available: Six New Features Worth Checking Out

Apple released iOS 16 on Monday, September 12 as a free software update for the iPhone 8 and newer. iOS 16 includes plenty of new features, ranging from a customizable Lock Screen to the ability to temporarily edit or unsend iMessages.
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