iPhone apps that support Live Activities and Dynamic Island
Apple released iOS 16.1 to the public on Monday, and among the new features and improvements that come with the update, this version introduces an API for Live Activities on the lock screen and for Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro. Read on as we describe the first iPhone apps to support these features with iOS 16.1.
For those who don’t know, Live Activities is a feature available on all iPhone models running iOS 16 that displays useful app information right on the lock screen. Initially, only a few Apple apps, such as Music and Clock, had Live Activities. But with iOS 16.1, developers can also integrate their apps with this feature.
At the same time, apps that support Live Activities can also display the same information on Dynamic Island for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users. We’ve selected some of the first apps to introduce support for Live Activities and the Dynamic Island API.
Flighty is a great iOS app that helps users keep track of all their upcoming flights through a beautiful and intuitive interface. With its latest update, Flighty can now automatically display details of your upcoming flight right on your iPhone’s lock screen three hours before departure. Flight status can also be quickly viewed on Dynamic Island by iPhone 14 Pro users.
Flighty is available for free on the App Store, although some features require a subscription. The app also works with iPad and Mac.
Carrot Weather is a popular iOS and macOS app that displays the weather forecast in a fun way. The new version of the app allows users to check details of specific alerts, such as the possibility of rain, directly from the iPhone lock screen or Dynamic Island.
The app is also available for free on the App Store, but some features (including access to Live Activities) require a subscription. Carrot Weather is also compatible with iPad and Apple Watch.
SmartGym is known for helping iPhone, iPad, and especially Apple Watch users track their workouts with details on weightlifting, bodyweight training, and more. The new update supports Live Activities to display details of a workout in progress right on the iPhone lock screen or Dynamic Island.
The latest SmartGym update also optimizes the app to work with the Apple Watch Ultra and the new action button. SmartGym is a free download for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac from the App Store with in-app purchases for the Premium plan to unlock all of the app’s features.
Aviary is a third-party Twitter client for iOS, macOS, and even watchOS. Recently, the app has been completely rebuilt with a more modern interface. Now the app has been updated with support for edited tweets as well as a Live Activity and a button on the Dynamic Island to “Undo Tweet.” If you made a mistake or regret that tweet, you can quickly cancel it.
Aviary is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. The app is free to download, but it requires a paid subscription.
Soor is one of many apps that extend the functionality of Apple Music for iPhone and iPad users. It works as a complete replacement for the native music app on iOS. The new version of Soor now allows users to view song lyrics in real time with Live Activities and Dynamic Island.
The app is available on the App Store as a one-time purchase of $6.99, which unlocks the full experience on both iPhone and iPad.
TV remote control
TV Remote is a simple but useful iOS app that allows users to control their smart TVs directly from an iPhone or iPad. Earlier this year, the app was updated with theme options, custom layout and widgets. Now TV Remote also works with Live Activities, so it shows quick access to some remote control buttons right from the iPhone lock screen or Dynamic Island.
TV Remote 2 is now available for free on the App Store. But to unlock some of the features like themes and widgets, users need to subscribe to TV Remote Premium.
Pestle allows users to import recipes from any website and the app automatically turns them into a step-by-step process. The app will then scan the recipe for ingredients, steps, nutritional information and more. With its latest update, Pestle shows the current step of a recipe with a timer right from the lock screen or Dynamic Island for those with an iPhone 14 Pro.
You can download Pestle for free on the App Store, although some features are only available through in-app purchases.
Apple also teased some other apps that will soon work with Live Activities, such as Uber, Lyft and Starbucks – but these have yet to be updated.
Are there any other apps compatible with Live Activities and Dynamic Island that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments section below.
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