A few years ago, Apple decided to divide the operating systems of the iPhone (iOS) and the iPad (iPadOS). This division allowed the big apple to be able to go at various speeds with different devices. So that depending on the hardware of each product and its launch forecasts they could present different functions in both operating systems. It happened with iOS 16 that introduced new features in the customization of the lock screen, which did not reach iPadOS 16. However, A rumor indicates that this custom lock screen may come to iPadOS 17.

Lock screen customization is coming to iPadOS 17

The iOS 16 lock screen allowed something that was unimaginable by many: the modification of the native. With this update came the different types of typography at the time, the widgets showing relevant information for the user, the wallpapers with effects and a long etcetera. This meant that Not all lock screens were created equal thanks to customization.

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

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A known leaker on Twitter under the user @analyst941 has pointed out that iPadOS 17 will include these lock screen customization features but this time they will reach the iPad. Thanks to this function we can include some of the following elements on the screen to give it a personal touch:

  • Widgets
  • Predefined wallpapers with emoticons, weather and personal photos
  • photographic styles
  • depth effect
  • New fonts for the clock
  • Adaptation and automatic change of lock screens associated with certain concentration modes

It’s a good time to bring these features already seen in iOS 16 (and that have been a huge success) to the next big update to iPadOS. remember that both iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 will be presented at the opening keynote of WWDC23, the National Apple Developers Conference, which will take place on June 5.