15 great iOS 16 lock screen widgets you should add to your iPhone


Easily, the biggest addition to iOS 16 has been the ability to customize the lock screen on your iPhone, changing not just the wallpaper, but even the font and color of the time and date. In addition, you can also add widgets to your lock screen, bringing more glanceable info to your phone than ever before.

Think of widgets as little glimpses into an app’s features — the upcoming appointments from a calendar app, a weather app’s current temperature or your current status toward reaching a fitness goal. Breaking that info out into a separate box makes it easy to view without forcing you to launch an app to look up one piece of information. Even better, with widgets on the iPhone’s lock screen, you don’t even have to unlock your device.