Great news! Apple’s latest iOS update has finally improved the Always-On Display that people have been complaining about for so long when it comes to the iPhone 14 Pro.
When the rumors began circulating that the iPhone 14 Pro was going to have an AOD, many were intrigued but when it was made public, the general feeling seemed to be one of confusion since it was like nothing they had ever seen before.
This is because, as opposed to Android’s minimalist approach to this concept, Apple went for a completely different, more grandiose vibe that makes little sense for what it’s originally supposed to do.
More precisely, the iPhone 14 Pro’s AOD would dim the screen but keep everything else on full display on the screen, including the background, which seems rather counterproductive.
As you may be aware already, Android is generally considered the standard for this and the way it’s done is by only keeping notification icons on over a black background, that simplicity being appreciated by most.
But now, along with the release of the iOS 16.2 beta 3, developers got complete access to the newest iOS build, which means they made sure to tackle many bugs and make some much needed tweaks.
For instance, aside from the main feature change involving the Always-On Display feature, Apple Music has also received some attention.
The app received brand new play and shuffle buttons, some translucence being introduced to make it all pop better since the transparent buttons are now able to adapt to featured album art by refracting the colors in the background.
As for how the AOD feature has changed after the update, you can now make it cleaner by turning off the background and even removing notifications.
Since there were so many complaints about Apple’s AOD when the iPhone 14 Pro was released, it’s safe to say that this change is a welcome one.
At this time, the update is still only in the Developer Program, which means you might have to wait some more for the beta version to be released to the public.
You could also sign up to be a part of the Developer Program in the meantime but keep in mind that there is a fee for it.
If you’re planning on waiting for the public release, however, make sure you back up all your data before proceeding since it’s in beta – just in case!
Other than that, you should be good to enjoy all the new features that come with the update in no time!