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Users will have the option to disable wallpaper or notifications for the always-on iPhone 14 Pro display in iOS 16.2.
When Apple introduced the always-on iPhone 14 Pro, users were quick to point out that for some, this feature is inconvenient. The screen displayed a darkened version of the wallpaper, widgets, activities, notifications, and clock.
The third developer beta of iOS 16.2 introduces a new set of toggles in settings to give users a little more control over what's displayed in always-on mode. Previously, users could only turn the feature on and off without the ability to remove certain items.
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One toggle removes dimmed wallpapers, replacing them with empty black space. Widgets, clocks, and other items are still visible even if this toggle is disabled.
The second switch is for displaying notifications. If this setting is disabled, users will not see notifications on the always-on display.
These simple controls can make life easier for customers who previously didn't like the effect of constant activity. Many users have also complained about battery drain due to this feature, choosing to turn it off completely. Perhaps removing the wallpaper will be enough to solve battery problems.
Apple is expected to release iOS 16.2 sometime in December. It is currently in its third developer beta, with a third public beta to follow shortly. Apple and AppleInsider do not recommend installing beta software on mainstream devices.