The new iOS feature, Live Activity, has made it easy to view your iPhone’s real-time activity. You can see all the apps that are running on the lock screen, and you can even see the time of day.
When you are using your iPhone or iPad, you will notice a small icon on the top right corner of your screen that is called Live Activity. This is an indicator of how many times you have been to this location (i.e., the lock screen). Also Read – How to translate text with camera on your iPad with iPadOS 16
The amount of times you have been to this location can be viewed on your iPhone or iPad with the Apple Watch. Let’s discuss how to view your location in the Apple Watch app. To view live activity, select Live Activity from the main menu of your iPhone or iPad by tapping the Home button and then tapping Live Activity at the top right corner of your screen. .You can see all the activities that have been created and watch your favorite teams compete. You can also view live camera feeds directly from these games when using Live Cam for iPhone or iPad. If you’re unable to view live activity, simply tap on a game in the list to access it.
How to view Live Activities on your iPhone
First, update your iPhone to iOS 16.1 if you haven’t already done so. Go to Settings and then General and select Software Update. You’ll be told that iOS is up to date or prompted to download and install the latest update.
To enable Live Activities on your phone, go to Settings, then Face ID and Passcode. Enter your passcode for authentication. Swipe down the screen and turn on the switch for Live Activities if it’s not already on (Image A)
Next, only certain apps currently support Live Activities, though the list is growing. Some of the apps that you can try include:
To make sure Live Activities is enabled for a supported app that you’ve installed, go to Settings and tap the name of the app. Turn on the switch for Live Activities if it’s not already on (Image B).
Let’s look at some of the supported apps to see how they work with Live Activities.
Focus: Time Management
With this app, you can schedule specific tasks and breaks throughout your workday. Open the app and schedule your next task. At your iPhone’s Lock Screen, a timer shows the countdown for the task, allowing you to pause it, keep it or turn it off. When the countdown is up, a notification appears on the Lock Screen (Image C).
Just Press Record
With this app, you record external audio through your phone. Open the app and tap the red button to start a recording. At your Lock Screen, the recording screen appears where you can pause or stop that recording (Image D).
MD Clock – Clock Widget
This app displays different clock and timer widgets that you can add to your screen. After enabling Live Activities in the app, your Lock Screen will show the current time with hours, minutes and seconds (Image E).
This app analyzes your posture while you’re sitting and alerts you to any bad habits. Insert a pair of AirPods into your ears and press the Start Tracking button. With your iPhone’s Lock Screen visible, PosturePal will display a timer as it checks out your posture and tells you if it detects bad posture (Image F).
Structured – Daily Planner
Using this app, you can better organize your day by setting times for specific tasks. Open the app and create one or more tasks. At the Lock Screen, a notification appears when it’s time for you to tackle your scheduled task (Image G).
Wakeout! Healthy work timer
This app helps you take breaks and perform other healthy activities throughout a typical workday. Set up an activity and timer in the app. When it’s time for that activity, a notification appears on your Lock Screen (Image H).