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How to delete lock screens in iOS 16

Matt Davison | The Code Crisis
Matt Davison | The Code Crisis
With Apple’s release of iOS 16 some things simply aren’t clear; one thing that struck me was the confusing way to delete a lock screen style, so here’s how to do it!

A new era of iOS…
The long awaited day of the new iOS release arrived on the 12th of September 2022. Apple fans have long been anticipating this day, ready to see what’s coming to iOS this year and how the new version of the operating system feels to use, is it a good experience, is it a bad one?
For me, I think this version of iOS is one of my favourites ever!
New lock screen updates…
Lock screens have seen their biggest ever update in iOS 16 with easily interchangeable designs at the hold of a finger, new clock faces, and support for widgets. You can now create multiple wallpaper pairs to switch between at any time and set each one with different widgets and clock designs.
The confusing part…
The point I got confused at was when I created a wallpaper pair that I wasn’t quite happy with, ok I’ve made it, but how do I now delete it, I don’t want that stuck on my phone forever! Here’s how to delete it…
Navigate to your wallpaper pairs…
Visit the lock screen and press and hold the page. Your wallpaper pairs should all appear in a slideshow-style gallery.
The wallpaper pairs slideshow gallery.
The wallpaper pairs slideshow gallery.
Select a wallpaper pair…
Swipe through the selection of wallpaper pairs you have set up and find the one you wish to delete.
Select the wallpaper pair you wish to delete.
Select the wallpaper pair you wish to delete.
Above you can see I’ve selected my wallpaper pair, I’m selecting this one as it’s too bright compared to my usual theme!
Swipe up…
Simply swipe up on the selected wallpaper pair to locate the necessary button!
Swipe up to reveal the delete button.
Swipe up to reveal the delete button.
Hit delete!
Hit the bin icon to delete the wallpaper pair, you’ll then be prompted to confirm your action…
Confirm you want to delete the wallpaper.
Confirm you want to delete the wallpaper.
That’s it!
That’s it, your unwanted wallpaper pair is gone! Awesome, right?
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Matt Davison | The Code Crisis
Matt Davison | The Code Crisis @immattdavison

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