A customizable lock screen isn’t the only cool feature Apple introduced with iOS 16. It also features Live Activities, a useful feature that is becoming increasingly popular among Apple users.
If you’re always on the go and can’t afford to keep your phone up to date by scrolling, this feature is perfect for you.
So, read on to learn more about this feature, how to enable and disable it, and the different apps you can use it with.
What are live activities?
Live Activity is a feature that provides real-time notifications on your lock screen. This will keep you updated on what’s going on. For example, if you’re watching a sports game, turn on Live Activities to always see the latest scores on your lock screen.
This way you won’t miss anything and never have to unlock your iPhone to browse content and look for game updates. It’s a convenient way to stay up-to-date even when you’re busy at work.
There are many other scenarios where this can be useful, such as delivery, Uber, workout updates, and more. If you have an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, you can enjoy live activities on Dynamic Island. Dynamic Island is a pill-shaped cutout instead of a notch that displays notifications.
Although a recent addition, several apps already support Live Activities on the iPhone, and we’ll take a look at some of them below.
What apps support live activities?
In addition to Apple’s own apps such as Apple News and Apple TV, an extensive list of third-party apps also support Live Activities, and it’s impossible to mention them all here.
However, to give you a general idea, you can take a look at some of the best apps that support live activities on your iPhone. Here we round up some notable apps that support Live Activities.
The categories above give you a basic idea of the different ways you can use Live Activities on your iPhone. For example, with the Uber app, you can see your scheduled drop off time right from your lock screen.
How to enable or disable live activity on iPhone
Live Activity is usually enabled by default after updating to iOS 16.1 or later, so you may want to know how to disable it if the excessive notifications are annoying.
To enable or disable Live Activities:
- Open Configuration.
- go to face recognition and passcode.
- Scroll down and tap the toggle live activities under Allow access when locked Enable or disable features.
How to set live activity to update more often
Live Activity has been tweaked in the iOS 16.2 update, allowing you to receive notifications more frequently with this feature. So, as long as your iPhone is updated, follow these steps.
- Open Configuration Scroll down to the supported apps you want to get updates for more often.
- select live activities.
- Turn on the switch next to more frequent updates.
Stay up-to-date with live activities
Never miss live scores or important weather forecasts on the go with Live Activities.
While this feature is very useful for staying in the loop, it can be annoying to get notifications too often, but thankfully Apple allows you to disable this feature.
Live Activities is just one of the many nifty features Apple introduced with iOS 16. So, if you recently updated your iPhone, feel free to dig around and find hidden features.