iOS 16.2 Beta Adds New Sleep Widget to Lock Screen

With the iOS 16.2 beta, Apple has introduced a new Sleep widget that can be added to the new iOS 16 Lock Screen alongside other widgets.

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The Sleep widget is the only new widget addition in iOS 16.2, and it draws from data stored in the Health app and collected by the Apple Watch or other sleep tracking devices. It provides information such as time spent in bed and sleep quality, with three variants available.

A simple one tile widget shows the amount of time that you spent in bed, and two multi-tile options display either a bar chart that shows sleep quality or a larger widget that shows time in bed along with a visual representation. Tapping on the widget opens up the Sleep section of the Health app.

On iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models, the Sleep widget is collapsed down when the display is dimmed for the always-on display mode, with a series of lines available for the two tile widget and a bed icon available for the single tile widget.

iOS 16.2 is limited to developers at the current time, with Apple having provided one beta so far. The update is likely to expand to public beta testers in the near future.

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Top Rated Comments

Randel.D Avatar
22 months ago
8HR and 57MIN in bed... on a WEDNESDAY! My 6-hour average is jealous over here
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
I barely get any type of sleep. This would drive me crazy. Las Vegas is open 24/7. So, No sleep.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGimper Avatar
22 months ago
Still need more than one line of widgets on the Lock Screen
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
22 months ago
They need to allow more widgets or more space for the widgets anyway. Just too tiny of a space currently.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McKodiak Avatar
22 months ago
If only they'd fix how sleep is tracked. It only tracks between your scheduled sleep time and wake time. If you sleep pass the alarm, that sleep isn't counted.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Akr706 Avatar
22 months ago

If only they'd fix how sleep is tracked. It only tracks between your scheduled sleep time and wake time. If you sleep pass the alarm, that sleep isn't counted.
You can just delete all the sleep schedules and turn on sleep mode manually whenever you go to bed. That's how I track my sleep.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)