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How to change iPhone Lock Screen font on iOS 16

YOUR iPhone Lock Screen got a major lick of paint last week after Apple revamped the feature for the first time in years.

You can now modify what the display shows with personalised fonts, colours, widgets and photos that all blend together seamlessly.


You can now customise the font on your iPhone Lock ScreenCredit: Apple

That makes a big change from the Lock Screens of old, which were – fittingly – locked to Apple’s chosen design.

The new-look Lock Screen is one of a number of changes introduced with the rollout of iOS 16 on September 12.

One of the biggest changes is the ability to change the font of the digital clock on the display.

To change your Lock Screen font, you’ll first need to download the update. You can find a guide on how to do that below.

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How to change your Lock Screen font

You can change the font of your Lock Screen clock font in a few simple taps.

First, launch your Lock Screen by waking your iPhone without unlocking it with Face ID or a Passcode.

  • Tap and hold the bottom of the screen
  • Tap on the clock
  • Select a new font
  • Tap the X button
  • Tap Done
  • Press Set as Wallpaper Pair

What is iOS 16?

Every year, Apple rolls out a new version of its iOS software for iPhone.

This is the core operating system that powers the device, delivering Apple’s apps, features and designs to your iPhone.

This year’s new version is called iOS 16 and its packed with new iPhone features users have been waiting for.

This includes a new Lock Screen with widgets, stylized Portrait wallpapers, and notifications that roll up from the bottom.

Messages are also getting a major update that lets you edit or recall recently send messages, as well as recover recently deleted messages or mark conversations as unread.

Lockdown mode and Safety Check are also new to the iPhone game adding safety features that protect users from online hacking and abuse.

How to get iOS 16

To try out iOS 16 for yourself, you’ll need to update your iPhone software.

Head to Settings > General > Software Update.

You can then tap Upgrade to iOS 16 at the bottom of the screen and then Download and Install.

On some iPhones, you’ll be directed to Download and Install automatically.

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You’ll be asked to enter your iPhone passcode (if it has one) and then agree to Apple’s terms and conditions.

The download and installation process will take up to an hour, so make sure you send any important messages before starting.

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