If there’s one thing we love about Apple Watch faces, it’s their creativity and easy-read design. But, are you ready for Apple Watch iOS?
With a simple glance at your wrist, you know what time it is. Some even offer a quick insight into your fitness via Apple Rings. Imagine if you could do this on your smartphone too. Well, with the latest iOS 16 update, you can.
Announced at WWDC 2022, iOS 16 will enable iPhone lock screens to mimic the sleek design of Apple Watch faces. Will you be trialing this feature? Keep reading to find out more.
iOS 16: Apple Watch Face Mimic
So, what did we find out about iOS 16 and Apple’s new design at the WWDC?
Apple has announced its plans to transform the iPhone lock screen as we know it altogether. iOS 16 will offer an updated lock screen design alongside other software updates to keep iPhones running strong. This update will likely be launched in the fall – alongside the iPhone 14.
How Does It Copy The Apple Watch Design?
If you’re wondering, ‘What has this update got to do with smartwatches?’, stay with us.
Apple Watches provide the time, fitness goals, and even the weather with just one small screen. iPhones only show the time, leaving them outdated compared to the brand’s wearables.
It looks like their next update will bring them up to speed with Apple Watch designs, improving their efficiency and innovation.
The update will include:
- Apple Watch-inspired widgets
- Activity levels
- Portrait mode photos
- Customizable colors
We’re already impressed with the Apple Watch design, and we’re excited to see how this translates to smartphones.
More About Apple Watch Faces
Not an Apple Watch user? Don’t worry! Let us quickly fill you in with the news about Apple Watch faces.
One of the most popular aspects of Apple Watches is the variety of faces you can choose from. With this wearable, you’re never limited in design or features. From watch faces showing your steps to battery-saving options, the watch can cater to your needs.
Here are some features provided by watch faces:
- Activity tracking
- Battery saving
- Minutes, hours, and seconds
- Roman numerals
- Digital clocks
- Weather trackers
Alongside functional watch faces, you can choose between numerous creative options too. All styles are included, from a Mickey Mouse watch face to rainbow pride faces.
Maybe Apple’s iOS 16 update will also allow iPhone users to pick and choose between a selection of faces. Or, it could just offer one changeable look. Either way, we’re hoping it’s customizable!
The Bottom Line
By fall, we might be using iPhones with a whole new look. What do you think about the iOS 16 update? Do you want your iPhone to mimic an Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments!
Last Updated on October 22, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.