how to customize iPhone lock screen

How to Customize iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 16

In case you haven’t heard, iOS 16 now allows you to customize your iPhone lock screen, add widgets, change the layout of the lock screen, as well as change the font and color of the date and time.

For many iPhone users, this will be a long-delayed add-on that personalizes Apple devices and diverges from the uniform lock screen of past iOS iterations while maintaining the iPhone’s characteristic clean aesthetic.

You can also do more than just create and use a single lock screen design. you’re right. iOS 16 also allows users to save different lock screen designs, which can be easily changed, and even assigned to focus modes (which means that the lock screen changes automatically when you switch focus). Pretty cool if you ask me.

As you can see when you download the iOS 16 public beta, there are several ways to create a new lock screen in iOS 16. You can do so through the Lock Screen Gallery, a quick way to view and toggle between all created lock screens. We covered how to access the gallery in our guide on how to change iPhone lock screen in iOS 16. You can also create a lock screen through the Settings app, which we will cover here.

How to Customize iPhone’s Lock Screen in iOS 16

  1. Open Settings then tap Wallpaper .
  2. Select Add New Wallpaper .
  3. Tap Wallpaper, Choose a background for your lock screen. iOS includes suggested designs and suggests photos from the library. You can also choose a photo shuffle wallpaper that will change dynamically throughout the day. (If you choose the latter, you can choose who appears and how often you shuffle.)
  4. Next, tap the clock to change the font and color of the date and time. Choose from 8 fonts and a variety of color options.
  5. Tap the date. Add a widget above the clock. Widget options include reminders, upcoming appointments, fitness rings and current temperature and more.
  6. Tap the square area just below the clock. Add additional widgets. For now, your choice is limited to Apple’s built-in apps like Clock, Battery, Calendar, News, Stocks, Weather, and more. There is enough space for four small widgets or two large widgets. Just like the home screen, you can also mix and match sizes.
  7. When you are satisfied with the design, tap Done in the upper-right corner of the screen. Tap Cancel in the upper left corner to reset everything.

Note: The image you choose as your lock screen wallpaper will also be used as the background image for your home screen by default. If the background picture conflicts with the app icon, you can change it by tapping Customize below the home screen wallpaper, including adding a blur effect.

Now, you are feel free to customize iPhone Lock Screen !