YOUR iPhone now has a highly customisable Lock Screen – so make sure you're using it right.
The latest iOS update for your iPhone completely changes the Lock Screen.
First make sure you're running the new iOS 16.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check.
Then you can press and hold on the Lock Screen or go to Settings > Wallpaper to begin customising.
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You can make multiple Lock Screens
When you make a second Lock Screen, the first doesn't disappear.
It's still available for you to go back to.
Just hold down on the Lock Screen and then swipe left or right to choose which one you like.
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You can save multiple Lock Screens to suit your mood or what you're doing.
Link your Lock Screen to a Focus
You can also set a Focus to have a specific Lock Screen.
Go into your Focus settings and adjust the Lock Screen for that Focus.
For instance, when you activate Sleep Focus for bed, you might want a darker Lock Screen.
You could set it to be a navy blue or some kind of starry scene.
It might also be worth creating a professional Lock Screen for when you're at work – including with different widgets.
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Edit your fonts
You've probably already worked out that you can add widgets to the Lock Screen.
But you can also customise it further by editing the font and colour of your date and time.
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It's possible to choose from a host of different fonts and colours to make your Lock Screen pop.
And you can have different options across multiple Lock Screens, so you never get bored.
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