The new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max come with one of the most notable features. Of these, the new flagships’ Always-On display is a major one.
This new feature has been made possible by the use of a more power-efficient OLED panel. This has the capability to maintain extremely low refresh rates which helps to preserve battery life.
What is Always-On display on iPhone 14 Pro Max?
When the iPhone 14 Pro was first released, it came with iOS 16 installed. The Always-On display showed a dimmed version of the iPhone’s Lock Screen wallpaper. Over that, it showed your widgets and notifications.
Why Customizations are needed for Always-On display?
While this made the iPhone 14 Pro stand out from other devices with always-on displays, it also became a problem for some users. This is because the screen appeared to be active even when it wasn’t.
Apple listened to users’ feedback. That’s why, in iOS 16.2, they added new customization options that allow users to hide the Lock Screen wallpaper when Always-On display is enabled. This customization option makes for a more inactive-looking display.
This is less likely to cause confusion and may even help save a little bit of battery life. Here is how you can hide the Lock Screen wallpaper when Always-On display is enabled.
How to Hide Lock Screen wallpaper on Always-On display
1. First, launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Then, tap Display & Brightness.
3. After that, tap Always-On Display.
4. Finally, toggle off the switch next to Show Wallpaper.
The next time you put down your locked iPhone, the Always-On display will show the time, widgets, and notifications against a blank black background. This makes for a more calming and straightforward display that will not cause any confusion for the user.