One of the biggest updates Apple brought to the iPhone 14 Pro Y iPhone 14 ProMax was the new dynamic island. The tech giant got rid of the notch for its professionals this year and brought a kind of fluid notch that can transform into notifications or live activities.
Now, iOS 16.2 beta has brought a huge update to Dynamic Island which has seen minor software tweaks since its release.
Currently, when playing music, Dynamic Island displays the battery icon along with Wi-Fi or signal bars. With this new update, the island will be reduced in width and all three icons will now be visible when music is playing. It will also have a fancy animation that snaps it into place.
Based on live activity, Apple shows only a few icons at the top of the iPhone 14 Pro. If it’s an activity with more content, then there are only a few icons that are currently visible. This was a bit of a concern at times because the signal bars would disappear when launching an app or playing music, leading users to think they had lost signal. This update will fix that and is much more helpful in showing Dynamic Island’s purpose of handling live activities alongside relevant phone information in parallel.
The update only mentions Now Playing audio and no other apps where it will be rectified, for now. It is also worth noting that the update is intended for iPhone 14 Pro users only and not for iPhone 14 Pro Max models that have a larger screen and are not facing the same issue.
the Dynamic Island is one of our favorite features of the Pro models this year, although we hope that more third-party developers find a way to use it. iOS 16.1 recently brought live scores to Dynamic Islandwhich is a brilliant addition.
iOS 16.2 is likely to be released by the end of the year and is the last major update to the current iPhone software. It is still only available as a developer beta, but the public beta could also be available soon.
In addition to the update to include iPhone icons with Dynamic Island, iOS 16.2 will bring a new free form app (Apple had announced this at its developer conference in June), which is a brainstorming and collaboration tool, along with a medicine widget for Lock Screen and Apple News integration for the Weather app.
Another feature that Apple announced at its September event is finally launching this month. Satellite emergency SOS will be implemented very soon on all iPhone 14 models and it is one of the great security features that the tech giant will debut this year along with Accident detection.