iOS 18 Lock Screen Customization Options Include Multicolor Clock

Apple in iOS 18 has added a new multicolor swatch to the Font & Color customization options on the Lock Screen, so now you can display the time in rainbow colors against your chosen wallpaper.

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Unlike the other color swatches, the multicolor option does not currently apply to widgets and the date, which turn white when the rainbow effect is applied. However, there's a good chance this is something Apple intends to implement but has not yet got around to doing so in the developer beta.

‌iOS 18‌ also allows users to change the two Flashlight and Camera shortcut buttons on the Lock Screen to an action of their choice for the first time.

The ability to change these Lock Screen controls is part of a wave of new customization features in ‌‌iOS 18‌‌, which includes app icon color-changing capabilities and more. The first public beta is set to arrive in July and the official release of ‌iOS 18‌ is scheduled for the fall.

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God of Biscuits Avatar
5 weeks ago

iOS 18 has become the MySpace of phone software. The colored icons aren’t going over well at all. Now anyone can make their phone look like a visually hideous mess like it’s 2005!
oh no, someone’s personal device used only by themselves, looked at onky by themselves, looking appealing to themselves? How terrible for everyone else.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
5 weeks ago

iOS 18 has become the MySpace of phone software. The colored icons aren’t going over well at all. Now anyone can make their phone look like a visually hideous mess like it’s 2005!
It’s called choice.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dwalls90 Avatar
5 weeks ago

Multicolor clock looks childish. Remember way back when color text was first introduced, and your children all started playing with the cool text. Will it's back.

iOS 18 has become the MySpace of phone software. The colored icons aren’t going over well at all. Now anyone can make their phone look like a visually hideous mess like it’s 2005!
Then don't use it? I don't understand why some people are against others being able to make their own choice.

I don't care for the rainbow clock but there is someone out there that is excited to use it. Great for them. Not every feature is invented for a single user to benefit from.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
5 weeks ago

iOS 18 has become the MySpace of phone software. The colored icons aren’t going over well at all. Now anyone can make their phone look like a visually hideous mess like it’s 2005!
Hopefully you weren't a Mac user back in the Classic Mac OS Days when Kaleidoscope was around:

Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tony_YYZ Avatar
5 weeks ago
All the complaining I’ve been reading on here from people firmly against the idea that people should have the choice to customize their phones is insane. It really shows how some people just want to be ruled by an iron fist, their lives crave it. They need to be told what to do.

I’ll say it for those in the back: You don’t have to adjust any of these things on your own phone! Stop worrying about what other people will do on their own devices or about anything really. You’ll be happier for it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
5 weeks ago

Then don't use it? I don't understand why some people are against others being able to make their own choice.

I don't care for the rainbow clock but there is someone out there that is excited to use it. Great for them. Not every feature is invented for a single user to benefit from.
Because some people need to be in everyone else's business and feel that their opinion on everything must be heard.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)