Apple iOS 16.2 Beta 3 brings new AOD options

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Apple has added new capabilities to Always On Display (AOD) on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max with the latest iOS 16.2 Beta 3 release. The iOS 16.2 Beta 3 release brings two new checkboxes to AOD with the ability to hide your wallpaper and disable notifications.

iOS 16.2 Beta 3 AOD options

When the wallpaper setting is disabled, the phone will switch to a black screen while in AOD mode. Users will still see the time, date and any widgets they have set. This approach, which is the default setting on most Android devices, should result in improved battery life for iPhone 14 Pro series users. Turning off notifications will further reduce clutter on the AOD screen and will only show the time, date and widgets.

The official iOS 16.2 Beta 3 is now available for testers and comes in at 679MB. It contains various bug fixes and improvements that you can check out in the official release notes here.


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