iOS 17 could bring new Lock Screen features, App Library customization


iPhone with an iOS 17 logo
iOS 17 might bring Apple Music lyrics to your iPhone's Lock Screen.
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As WWDC23 inches closer to its scheduled date, more leaks about iOS 17 are surfacing online. A new rumor details all the Lock Screen changes Apple plans to debut in the next iOS release.

The tweaks include changing the Lock Screen font size, sharing custom Lock Screen designs with other iPhone users, and more.

iOS 17 might allow Lock Screen customization sharing

The source of this leak previously accurately predicted the yellow iPhone 14’s debut on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. Based on the latest rumor, iOS 17 will build on the Lock Screen customization Apple introduced in iOS 16. The Apple Music app also reportedly will get a revamp that focuses more on graphics and images and reduces the usage of text.

Below is a roundup of all the changes the leaker claims iOS 17 will pack:

  • Control Center UI changes
  • App Library customization options
  • Apple Music lyrics on Lock Screen
  • Revamped and simplified Apple Music interface
  • Adjustable flashlight level, just like the Volume level
  • Lock Screen preset sharing
  • New Lock Screen customization options: emoji wallpaper, font size adjustment

Bloomberg previously reported that iOS 17 would pack more features than initially anticipated. While the new iPhone OS won’t bring any significant design overhaul, it should deliver a lot of user-requested features and changes. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman recently said Apple’s Health app could finally come to iPad with iPadOS 17.

Another sketchy leak detailed other iOS 17 changes, including new Focus Mode filters, enhanced Dynamic Island functionality, CarKey improvements and “heavily improved” Search and Spotlight.

No big features but plenty of improvements

Based on all the leaks and rumors, it seems like Apple will make plenty of improvements to existing features in iOS 17. There likely won’t be a single headlining new feature, though. Nonetheless, all these rumored changes should add up to a significantly improved user experience.

Apple is set to kick off WWDC23 with a keynote on June 5, where it will unveil iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10. The rumor mill also indicates Apple will unveil its long-rumored AR/VR headset at the developer conference.


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