After debuting alongside the iPhone 14 in September 2022, Apple continues to improve the Always-On Display feature. Now with iOS 16.4, the most recent update to its software, users will have the opportunity to automate the Always-On Display.

The first customizations around this new feature arrived with iOS 16.2 in December. Something that was appreciated, since At first it did not allow much flexibility. This update gave users the ability to turn off color wallpapers, notifications, and the always-on screen widget. Changes that cause the function to not consume as much battery.

The new customization option that Apple has included in its beta version of iOS 16.4, allows to automate the Always-on Display on the iPhone through focus filters.

Steps to Automate iPhone Always On Display with Sharpen Filters

First of all, you must be clear that To get this feature, you’ll need to be running iOS 16.4 beta.. If you don’t know how to install the free beta version, you can visit this link. The rest of the users will have to wait for the update to be released to the public.

I clarify the point, then we will show you the steps you will have to follow to automate the Always-on screen:

  1. Go to the application of “Setting” on your iPhone 14.
  2. Go into “Focus”. You can choose an existing Focus or create a new one.
  3. Scroll down and under the Sharpen Filters section, tap “add filter”.
  4. Select the new one at the bottom “Always On Display”.
  5. The default value will be to turn it on. Press the button “Add”, which is located at the top right of the screen.
  6. To automate this you must have Smart Wake On, or set a schedule for the Spotlight you’ve added to always on.
  7. If you prefer, you can link the always on/off filter to different lock screens, linking them with a focus mode. To do this, long press on the lock screen and then tap “touch Focus”.
  8. Switches to another focus mode and disable always on to automate the function.