Apple Confirms Live Activities Will Come to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island in iOS 16.1

Apple today confirmed that the Live Activities Lock Screen feature is going to be available when iOS 16.1 launches. Apple shared the information with developers and said that the ActivityKit API is available so developers can begin incorporating Live Activities into their apps.

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Live Activities are interactive notifications that stay up to date, allowing you to keep an eye on things happening in real time right from the Lock Screen. If you're following a sports game, for example, you can see the updated score on the Lock Screen, or if you're waiting for a Uber ride, you can watch for your driver to approach.

You'll be able to follow along with Live Activities on the Lock Screen, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users will also see Live Activities in the Dynamic Island.

Apple says that when the iOS 16.1 release candidate is available to developers, apps with Live Activities will be able to be submitted to the App Store.

Top Rated Comments

eclinton Avatar
12 weeks ago

As cool as it would be, not sure what I’d use it for. I don’t keep track of sports scores or anything.
Crypto/stock prices?

Progress on your large 3D render job?

Build process status?

Medal counts during olympics?

Amazon package tracking (6 stops away!)?


Instacart / Uber / Lyft deliveries progress?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
veeco3110 Avatar
12 weeks ago
This will be awesome for football season
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
max2 Avatar
12 weeks ago
This is so cool!

Thanks Apple!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kuwxman Avatar
12 weeks ago
Tried it out tonight on the 16.1 beta w/ a baseball game. Worked great!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BobSc Avatar
12 weeks ago

As cool as it would be, not sure what I’d use it for. I don’t keep track of sports scores or anything.
But does anyone really care if you find it unuseful. Can you imagine well enough to see that many will welcome this feature? I can guarantee you that you don't like 1/2 the things I like and vice versa. It really doesn't matter, does it?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
12 weeks ago

Oh please nooooooo :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Why? What's the problem?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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