Apple has revealed the changes iOS 16 will make to notifications, the most significant update to the area since iOS 12 was released in 2018. That update allowed for automatic grouping of app notifications, but now, with iOS 16, it’s getting even more organized.
There’s an update to the lock screen, fully customizable with widgets that look just like Apple Watch complications. Lock screen notifications now come in from the bottom and can be hidden at the bottom of the lock screen.
Live activities is a new feature that can pin notifications like live sports scores to the lock screen itself. Also, a new Now Playing widget at the bottom can remain persistent, out of the way at the bottom, and can be expanded.
iPhone notifications have traditionally been a terribly managed system. With the new changes, Apple is finally catching up with Android with a versatile way to manage notifications.
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