Apple stated, ahead of the release of iOS 16.1, that developers may now submit apps to the App Store that support the Live Activities feature. Developers may use the Xcode 14.1 Release Candidate to create their software, test it, and submit it for review. In this guide, you’re going to learn how to enable live activities on iPhone 14/13/12 on iOS 16.1.
What exactly are Live Activities?
Live Activities is mostly a lock screen function that allows you to keep track of what is going on in real-time. What precisely are these things? It may be anything from a live sports event to a meal delivery request, or it could be fitness or ride-sharing app update.
Please allow me to elaborate. Assume you are unable to watch a sporting event but would like to keep track of the score. To stay up to date, you’d have to open the app you’re using to keep track of the score. Alternatively, you will receive several alerts for score updates. You’ll get real-time updates on your iPhone Lock Screen in a single dynamic notification with Live Activities.
Let’s look at another example of a meal delivery order to be sure there’s no opportunity for mistake. When you order food through a meal delivery service, you must open the app to keep track of where your order is. The changes to Live Activities may be seen on the lock screen itself.
With updates visible on the lock screen, we may be able to avoid the cycle of doom scrolling, in which we wind up on applications like Instagram and Twitter regardless of why we picked up our phone in the first place.
Because Apple has made the Live Activities API available to developers, the functionality will be available to a wide range of apps that want to use it.
How to Enable Live Activities iPhone on iOS 16.1
Live Activities currently works with a limited number of applications. The Music app gives you a taste of Live Activities, but it isn’t the same as its full potential.
However, there is some good news. Although Live Activities did not make it into the stable version of iOS 16, they did make it into the iOS 16.1 developer beta. You may test them out right now if you have the beta.
Here’s how to turn on live activities on an iPhone:
1. Navigate to the Settings app.
2. Tap Face ID & Passcode.
3. Scroll down and enable Live Activities under the allow Acess When Locked menu.
That’s all. These were the steps to enable live activities on an iPhone running iOS 16.1. Notifications for Live Activities can be active for up to 12 hours. However, you may cancel them at any moment from the lock screen. It should be noted that canceling the notice has no effect on the live action. Closing the live activity notice for a food order, for example, has no effect on your order.