Apple’s iOS 17 update for iPhone may not be as feature-rich as previous versions, but it’s still a valuable update worth your attention. Among the new tools, our favorites are interactive widgets and StandBy apps. Unfortunately, Apple and other companies haven’t paid enough attention to this latest feature, and that’s a shame.
Some people think that StandBy is nothing more than a way to turn your iPhone into a digital watch, but it’s much more than that. With Standby mode, you can quickly and easily access the information that matters most to you just by looking at your iPhone. Apple initially displays data from its own Calendar, Clock and Reminders app, but third-party apps are also supported if the developer chooses to do so.
Getting started with Standby mode is as simple as connecting your compatible iPhone to a power source and placing the phone in either portrait or landscape orientation. The best MagSafe mounts are best for this purpose, although any mount will do.
Sleep mode only works on iPhones that support Always-On Display. This includes the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
While the number of third-party apps that support standby mode is small, that number should grow significantly in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, here are a few great ones to get you started.
Flighty – Real-time flight tracking
If you travel frequently, you may be familiar with Flighty. This app is designed to make air travel easier and less stressful by providing real-time updates on delays, boarding changes and other important information. The Flighty StandBy app has a countdown feature that shows you the time left until your next flight and a widget that shows the number of flights you’ve taken using the app.
If you like to plan your cruise trips months in advance, the countdown feature will be especially useful. It’s nice to have a visual reminder of your next flight.
iScreen: widgets and themes
Over the years, we’ve come across many applications that we didn’t even know existed. And iScreen is one of those applications that pleasantly surprised us with its fantastic features. Lets you customize your iPhone’s home screen with widgets, themes, and wallpapers. The latest iOS 17 updates bring new features to the app, such as interactive widgets for the home screen and home screen.
Currently, iScreen has almost 10 StandBy widgets that offer various features such as clock, battery graph, calendar, and more. Favorite Display is a widget that displays extensive information about your iPhone on one screen, including processor, battery status, time, disk usage, and more. The app also provides a DIY feature that allows you to customize the iScreen StandBy widget by choosing the information you want to see.
When the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max were introduced in 2022 with the new Dynamic Island feature, one of the apps that caught our attention was Sports Alerts. This app provides live sports scores directly through the Dynamic Island feature, now available on the entire iPhone 15 series.
With Sports Alerts, you can stay up to date with the latest scores, stats and news from your favorite sports teams and leagues. You can choose which teams and leagues to follow and get real-time updates about their results and upcoming matches. The app also offers personalized alerts so you never miss an important game or score.
In the latest version of iOS 17, Sports Alerts has released two widgets for StandBy. One widget shows live scores for your favorite sports teams or information about upcoming games, while another shows the latest PGA golf tournament scores. These widgets make it easy to stay up to date with the latest sports news and match results without opening the app.
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If you’re looking for an accurate and fun weather app, you should definitely try Carrot Weather. This app has been around for a long time and is available for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Its advantage is that its developers are always up to date with the latest features of Apple software and provide updates that make the application even better and better. use. Carrot Weather recently added Smart Stack support for Apple Watch, making it easier to access weather information. Now you can view the weather from the iPad lock screen, which is very convenient.
With the release of iOS 17, the Carrot Weather app and its many comments are now available in standby mode. This means you can get weather information and laugh at the same time without even unlocking your device. There was a time.
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There are thousands of radio stations in the world. However, with so many options available, finding the right app to listen to your favorite stations can be a daunting task. Luckily, Broadcasts is among the best apps that let you tune in to radio stations from all over the world.
The latest update to the Broadcasts app brings an even better user experience. With full integration of interactive widgets on compatible iPhones, you can easily manage your radio stations, playlists and tracks without opening the app. This feature is incredibly convenient for those who want to multitask while listening to music.
Broadcasts also adds another feature to improve the user experience for those with always-on screens. You can now control music playback in standby mode. It’s a small feature that can save you a few seconds a day.
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, many people need background noise to feel relaxed. If you are looking for an app that offers this feature, Dark Noise is one of the best options. It offers over 50 built-in sounds and the ability to create your own mixes, so you can easily find the perfect soundscape for a restful night’s sleep.
Now, with StandBy, access to your favorite Dark Noise soundscapes is just a tap away. Dark Noise has also recently added interactive widgets for iPhone and Mac, making it even more user-friendly.
Any professional photographer knows that certain times of day are optimal for outdoor photography. Lumy, an app available on several Apple platforms, including the Apple Watch, helps you determine that time. It provides information about golden hour, solar noon, sunset and last light, as well as the weather forecast and whether conditions are favorable for photography.
The latest version of Lumy (compatible with iOS 17) offers several StandBy widgets, including a solar countdown, daylight distribution bar, and moon widgets. These widgets are visually appealing and can be viewed at any time of the day or night.
This is just the beginning of StandBy widgets
Interactive widgets and their use in the idle feature in iOS 17 are just getting started. But we’re sure many more third-party developers will soon join in on the fun.
There are already some great widgets to choose from right now. And if one thing is for sure, it will be interesting to see what developers come up with using this new tool in the near future.
Source: Digital Trends