Apple just announced iOS 16, the latest software for iPhones.
It’s the “biggest update ever to lock screen, completely reimagining how it works,” Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi said.
It’s a brand new look that allows users to customize the lock screen with widgets—which have already been available on the home screen—by pressing and holding.
Widgets are small icons that users can click on to quickly access tools like the weather app. The new lock screen allows for more customization of the time and date font and color.
It also lets users shuffle their background photos throughout the day or choose animated backgrounds. It will also change the way users see notifications, so they don’t cover up their background photos when their phone is locked.
Instead of appearing at the top of the screen, notifications will now appear at the bottom.
Apple also expanded its focus feature to the lock screen.
The tool allows users to choose how to filter notifications, like to focus just on work-related or personal messages.