iOS 15 allows developers to hide personal information in lock screen widgets until the iPhone is unlocked

iOS 15 Feature

On iOS and iPadOS 15, we can see the new features that Apple is adding to the WidgetKit launched last year, allowing developers to classify personal information that is considered sensitive in their gadgets, which means that specific information is only It can only be seen on the lock screen when the user unlocks their device.

iOS 14 introduces completely redesigned gadgets for the lock screen and home screen. Although there are no major changes to WidgetKit this year, the new password protection feature may be welcomed by apps that have widgets with sensitive information (such as health and banking information). In the lock screen state, swipe left to enter the “Today View” to access the widgets.

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Related to the iOS 15 widgets are the new features of Smart Stacks. Smart Stacks allows users to stack different gadgets together and allows iOS to decide which gadget is most suitable for display based on factors such as the time of day, location, and so on.

On iOS 15, the system can now automatically add gadgets that it considers relevant to Smart Stacks. This feature called “Part Suggestions” is a new way to let users discover the existence of parts they might not know about.


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