Latest iOS 16.2 Beta Lets You Disable Wallpaper and Notifications for Always On Display

With the third beta of iOS 16.2 that was provided to developers this morning, Apple has added new functionality to the always on display feature available for the iPhone 14 Pro models.

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There are now two toggles for disabling wallpaper or notifications when always on display is active. The options can be reached by opening up the Settings app, selecting Display & Brightness, and then going to the Always On Display section.

Toggling off wallpaper will remove your wallpaper when you have always on display enabled, and toggling off notifications will prevent notifications from showing, leaving just the time and widgets if you have widgets installed on your Lock Screen.


The updated option makes for a much simpler always on display interface for those who want a more minimal look that may also save some battery life.

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Top Rated Comments

rain111 Avatar
2 weeks ago
This is how it should have been from the start.
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
2 weeks ago
Good stuff! Love the AOD feature. Happy more custom options are being offered.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
2 weeks ago
I like the AOD feature as is, but more choices are always a great addition.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gator5000e Avatar
2 weeks ago
Needs another row for Widgets that you can see with the AOD. So much wasted space.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
2 weeks ago
You know, this may be heresy, but I think I may switch to this mode.

I never imagined it but the always on kind of annoys me since I keep thinking I left the phone "on".

to each his own of course.

i am thankful the date and time will stay though.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
2 weeks ago
Finally, it's what so many of us were waiting for.

This should improve AOD battery life significantly.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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