Customizing Your iPhone Lock Screen In iOS 16

A big new feature in iOS 16 is the ability to customize your lock screen using photos, colors, emoji and other special styles. You can also add widgets to your lock screen and set Focus modes to change your lock screen automatically at different times.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Customizing Your iPhone Lock Screen In iOS 16”

    andrea merrifield
    5 months ago

    I can find black and white, color...but not studio effect. Is it only with certain types of photos? I've tried a few...thanks.

    5 months ago

    Andrea: That is a mode for Portrait photos.

    Debra Williams
    5 months ago

    I don't have "suggested photos" listed as options.

    5 months ago

    Debra: This may have changed during the final release of iOS 16. Either way, you can still find any photo in your Library.

    rhett
    5 months ago

    That focus really messed up my phone and home screen. Sorted it out eventually by turning focus off. What a nightmare lol.

    Barbara
    5 months ago

    Hi Gary, I can't see the green dot on the globe in 'Astronomy' on my phone like I can see on yours.
    Thanks

    5 months ago

    Barbara: In Settings, go to Privacy & Security, then Location Services, then check to see if you have allowed "Astronomy" access.

    Phyllis Steele
    4 months ago

    I don't want my home screen to be the same as my lock screen, but I can't figure out how to do it, or maybe they have to be the same.

    4 months ago

    Phyllis: You do that at the end of the process. Around 7:30 here. You click Customize Home Screen at the bottom.

    Nola
    4 months ago

    Is there a way to add a Lock Screen message such as "If found, Call xxx-xxx-xxxx" on the iPhone Lock Screen? I know it can be done on a Mac.

    4 months ago

    Nola: Two ways. First, fill out your emergency medical info in the Health app so that when someone finds your phone they can tap Emergency after failing to login, and then Medical ID and then see your emergency contact info. Second, when you lose your iPhone and set it to "lost" with Find My Mac you can put a message at that point. See https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/mark-a-device-as-lost-iph7cc193cfc/ios

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