One of the most welcome changes to the Lock Screen is the ability to add information-richwidgets for the first time.

It's good to see that Lock Screen Widgets will be coming to the iPhone later this year, it's been a long time since they've been on the phone.

If you want to check out updates from your apps at a glance, but don't have to unlock your phone to do so, you can tap on a widgets, but they are minimally interactive.

Below is a list of all the available stock Widgets that can be added above or below the digital clock.

Widgets You Can Add Above the Time

The lock screen has a date above the clock. There are stock appwidget options available to you. The data points are displayed using symbols and text.

  • Calendar - day of the week, date, month / next event
  • Clock - city time zone / next alarm
  • Fitness - activity stats (move calories, exercise minutes, stand hours)
  • Reminders - due today
  • Stocks - single stock with up/down symbol
  • Weather - moon events, sun events, conditions, location, rain, air quality, UV index, wind

Widgets You Can Add Below the Time

There is a larger oblong space below the digital clock where you can put your widgets. You can add up to four square symbol-based widgets, up to two rectangular widgets with more information, or a combination of both.


There are both square and rectangular versions of the Batterieswidget. If you connect them, the battery is shown.

The battery level for the same device will be displayed instead of showing AirPods in one and the other. This is a problem that will be solved in the testing phase.


There are three ways in which the calendar can be used. Since the date is always displayed above the time, you can see the current date as a squareWidget. You can show both the name and time of the event with a larger button.


There are three clockwidgets that allow you to view a clock for a city to check the time at. There is a world clock that shows the time in up to three cities around the world and two versions that show the next alarm.


A larger readout shows your Activity ring stats while a smaller one shows the Activity rings graphic.


Two of the Home app's widgets show any indoor climate sensors, one shows any lights and switches, and the other tells you of any security issues. You can see a summary of the security, climate, and lights in the house.


Today's top news story is provided by a single largerwidget.


You can quickly access one of your reminders lists and see the next due reminder with a single largerWidget.


You can see price quotes and see performance a symbol throughout the day with one small and one large tool. Three stocks are displayed in a largerwidget.


There are eight optional weatherwidgets to see moon events, sun events, conditions, location, rain, air quality, and wind. Current weather conditions and moon events are only available in the bigger format.

More Widgets to Come

Apple may add more or modify existing ones before the public release of iOS 16 in the fall. There will be more Lock Screen Widgets to come, as developers will be able to create them using Apple's new WidgetKitAPI.