So you just updated to iOS 16 and we can’t say we blame you. It’s packed with great new features, and the customizable lock screen is one of those things that is sure to please even the most casual user.
If you really want to make the most of it, you’ll want to put some great widgets on it so you can see the information that matters most to you and easy shortcuts to your favorite apps. Here are some dozens of great apps that already support Lock Screen widgets to help you start your iOS 16 journey.
For the do-it-yourself audience
When iOS 14 allowed you to customize your home screen with custom widgets, layouts, and icons, a number of apps and icon packs emerged to help you create your own custom home screen widgets. Many of them have been updated to allow you to create your own Lock Screen widgets as well. Some of these show selected information, others give you shortcuts to specific contacts, message threads, locations, or even the ability to run the shortcuts you’ve created.
It’s no wonder that so many weather apps have been updated quickly to provide lock screen widgets. It’s exactly the kind of information you’d want to see at a glance, without even unlocking your iPhone.
Health and fitness
Health and fitness apps are another great candidate for lock screen information. Track your calories, start a workout, see how much sleep you got last night.
Email, to-do lists, calendars, contacts and more. Sometimes you want information at a glance, sometimes you want quick, one-tap access to an app you use often. Lock screen widgets can provide both.
Travel and Track
Your lock screen is the perfect place to get up-to-date flight status information or track that important package you have on the go.
There are plenty of apps with iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets that don’t fit neatly into the above categories. This is our catch-all for everything from social media to recipe apps.