iOS 16.1: Dynamic Island Brings Live Sports Scores to iPhone 14 Pro

Apple recently revealed that iOS 16.1 will have a new Live Activities function that will enable iPhone users to monitor ongoing events, such as a sporting event or a food delivery order, from the convenience of the Lock Screen. Live Activities complement Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

A Premier League match, for instance, would have a live-updating scoreboard displayed on Dynamic Island, detailing the number of goals scored by each club. When held down for an extended period of time, Dynamic Island unfolds to reveal game statistics and play-by-play.

Premier League match in Dynamic Island via Jorge González Medina

Instead, the score is displayed as a widget on the lock screen of an iPhone 14 Pro that is locked. Live Activities are only available on the Lock Screen on the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and older iPhone devices without Dynamic Island.

Just launch the TV app in the beta version of iOS 16.1, then select a supported game by tapping the “Follow” button. For the debut, Apple claims the functionality is available for Major League Baseball games in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea, and NBA and Premier League games in the United States and Canada. It’s conceivable that the feature will be rolled out to additional sports leagues in the near future.

Later this year, according to Apple, iOS 16.1 will be made available. Third-party app support for Live Activities is just one of the many new features coming in the upcoming update. The Home app will now be able to recognize Matter attachments, Apple Fitness+ workouts will be accessible without an Apple Watch, and more.

Read More: iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Pro Max: Features, Specifications, Prices & Other Things You Must Know!

As Time Goes By, Dynamic Island Will Only Improve

While developers have yet to completely take advantage of Dynamic Island’s potential, it is undeniably cool. Even Apple acknowledged as much when it cited ride-sharing, food delivery, and other apps as examples of services that might benefit from the addition.

Third-party apps in iOS 16 that offer data like sports results and ride-sharing with Live Activities can leverage the power of the Dynamic Island while already-running backdrop activities like Maps, Music, or a timer remain visible and engaging.

The exact date when iOS 16.1 will be available to the general public is presently unknown. Only developers have access to the testing version at the moment.

How To Install iOS 16.1?

The second developer beta of iOS 16.1 can be downloaded in the same manner as any other new software release on your device: through an over-the-air update. How? Read on! To install the iOS 16.1 beta 2 profile on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

1. Visit the Apple Developer Program download page using your device.

2. Tap Install Profile for iOS 16.1 beta 2.

3. Allow the installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Dynamic Island, how do you display sports results?

Once you have the iOS 16.1 beta installed, launch the TV app, and then hit “follow” on games that are compatible with the Dynamic Island sports scores feature. The United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea will all have access to Major League Baseball score updates.

Is Dynamic Island available on the iPhone 14?

The Dynamic Island on the Home Screen and in any app on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max makes it easy to keep tabs on notifications and ongoing activities like the music you’re listening to, the timer, an AirDrop connection, and directions from Maps. With each unlocks of your iPhone, Dynamic Island makes an appearance.

Does Dynamic Island disappear?

Does the possibility of Dynamic Island’s complete disappearance exist? There is no way for Dynamic Island to vanish forever. Dynamic Island is essentially the notch but more practical and interactive, as it holds the front camera and all the FaceID sensors.

Is it good to upgrade to Dynamic Island?

Compared to the notch, the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 isn’t a great improvement, but it’s also not a gimmick. The pill-shaped cutout may be large, but the fluid animations around it make up for its size, making it simpler to view at-a-glance information and switch between tasks.

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