iOS 16 lock screen widgets — the best and worst so far

The first thing people are likely to try out after they download the iOS 16 public beta is the new customizable lock screen feature. While you’ve been able to choose different wallpapers before, the iOS 16 lock screen also allows you to change the font and color of the time and date readouts. You can even add lock screen widgets if you prefer.

Widgets have been around since iOS 14 arrived two years ago. They offer at-a-glance bits of information, saving you from having to fire up an app to see upcoming appointments, the current weather conditions, or whatever other piece of data you need. You’ve been able to place these widgets on your iPhone’s home screen previously, but now new widgets are available for the lock screen, too.

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