Finally, the iPhone has an always-on display. In true Apple fashion, however, it’s very different from what we’ve seen on Android phones, and it’s exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, so you’ll need one of the latest and greatest. of the best phones from Apple to get it.
If you’ve ever purchased an iPhone 14, you’ll notice that the always-on display isn’t a carbon copy of the Galaxy S22 or Pixel 6. Apple has incorporated some unique and clever features into its always-on display concept.
And that may cause some Android phone makers to change the way they do things.
Lock screen background does not disappear
Over the past 15 years, our lock screens have received little attention. We carefully select the appropriate photo and view it for about a second before our phone unlocks.
The iPhone 14 Pro Always On Display changes that: now our lock screen photo is visible even when our phone goes to sleep.
This is different from what happens with any Android mobile. Graphics may appear, but none of them allow you to see a full-screen photo after the screen is turned off.
Widgets and alerts are dynamic
The always-on screens of most Android phones display a series of widget which let you know the time, date and if you have received a notification from an application.
They seem useful, but they really aren’t: to get real information, you’ll need to unlock the phone, or at least turn on the screen and read the notification.
This is not the case with the iPhone 14 Pro. widget and the banners Notification buttons remain visible, so you’ll see more than just the time and date, while some notifications, like timers, will continue to update in the background.
Much like on the Apple Watch, the always-on display is largely an extension of the lock screen and not a separate thing, making it more personal, dynamic, and ultimately useful.
She’s as smart as she is elegant
Android’s always-on displays haven’t changed much in the past five years. They display the time and date on a black background, offer few customization options and consume a lot of battery. Apple’s version will not.
On the one hand, the iPhone 14 Pro uses the same LTPO display as the Apple Watch, which reduces the refresh rate to 1Hz, so that it consumes as little power as possible.
And that’s not all: the always-on display of the iPhone 14 Pro also saves battery power by turning off when the screen is face down or in your pocket, or when you leave the room. wearing an Apple Watch.
I bet we’ll see similar features in upcoming always-on Android displays as well.
works with apps
Al ways-on display isn’t just for watching. Several apps from Apple continue to work while the iPhone is using always-on display, such as Apple TV Remote, Maps, Phone, and Voice Memos.
This means that some apps will show controls instead of the time and widget, which makes it even more useful. It’s a really smart way to use the always-on display as a tool rather than something to watch.
Original article published on igamesnews.com.