How to set iPhone 14 Pro always-on display in iOS 16.2

Apple introduced its first always-on display smartphone, the iPhone 14 Pro. Now, with the upcoming release of iOS 16.2, users will have the flexibility with this feature to make it more subtle. Here's how to set up iPhone always-on display.

While the iPhone 14 Pro gets -on display was generally welcome , some felt it was too much with colored wallpapers and notifications.

With iOS 16.2 (currently in beta), Apple is set to please those looking for personalization as you You can turn off wallpapers and notifications for the always-on display. This results in a more subtle – and Android-like – persistent experience.

How to customize iPhone always-on display in iOS 16.2

Note: iOS 16.2 is currently available to developers or public beta testers (learn how to install). A public release is expected in the coming weeks.

  • On an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max, open the Settings
  • app

  • Swipe down and select Show and strengthen; Brightness
  • Swipe down and tap Always show
  • Under the main toggle, you can now turn off wallpaper and/or notifications

Here's what the process for setting iPhone always on display looks like:

Apple is expected to release iOS 16.2 to everyone in December. However, if you want to get this feature sooner, you can install the public beta for free. We have the full explanation if you haven't already:

  • How to install the iOS 16 beta

As a Reminder, according to Apple, no matter As you set the Always On feature, the display will be completely dark if:

  • Your iPhone is face down 
  • Your iPhone is in your pocket or bag.
  • Sleep focus is on
  • Power saving mode is on
  • Your iPhone is connected to CarPlay
  • You are using a continuity camera
  • You are not have been using your iPhone for a while (your iPhone remembers your activity patterns and turns the display off and on accordingly, including if you set an alarm or a sleep schedule)
  • Your iPhone detects that you are away from it with paired Apple Watch (The always-on display will turn on when your Apple Watch is next to your iPhone again)
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