iOS 17.4 Beta Adds Stopwatch Live Activity

iOS 17.4 introduces a small but useful change for the Clock app's Stopwatch function, adding the timer to Apple's Live Activities feature. When activated through the Clock app, the Stopwatch will now show up both in the Dynamic Island and on the Lock Screen.

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The ‌Dynamic Island‌ shows a small to-the-second timer, and the Lock Screen shows the full Stopwatch timer when the screen is being looked at. Pressing into the ‌Dynamic Island‌ shows options for pausing the Stopwatch or starting a new lap, with these controls also on the Lock Screen. After the Stopwatch is paused, swiping on it from the Lock Screen or tapping on the "X" in ‌Dynamic Island‌ will clear it.

Timers have worked with Live Activities since the feature launched with iOS 16, but the Stopwatch could only be viewed in the Clock app. The addition of Live Activities support will prevent users from activating the timer and then forgetting about it.

(Thanks, Hidde!)

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Top Rated Comments

20 weeks ago
I stop watching for these features to come out.

Yeah I’m an old timer.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jamie0610 Avatar
20 weeks ago
Now to make the Dynamic Island/widget sync with HomePod requests. Set a timer on HomePod- recognises voice and adds live widget to iphone/ipad/mac and watch :)

Sometimes you want visual feedback not audio feedback having set a timer on HomePod.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
josselinco Avatar
20 weeks ago
Apple will bring the Calculator to the Island before the iPad
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
20 weeks ago
That's funny — I didn't realize it's not there already)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
serzhs1 Avatar
20 weeks ago
So weird, it took ages to get ready this function ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
20 weeks ago
Kind of ironic that Apple don't even really use this feature isn't it?
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