When iOS 16.2 released in mid-December, it was a pretty big update. We brought a new freeform collaboration app, new medicine and sleep widgets, and advanced data protection for encrypted iCloud backups. However, there’s one feature you probably don’t use, but it’s better than all of them.
One of the best features of iOS 16 is Live Activities, introduced in the first major update, iOS 16.1. You’ve probably used it for timers, music, etc., and if you have an iPhone 14 Pro, you’ve noticed how it’s located in Dynamic Island. But in iOS 16.2, Apple added live sports activities to the TV app.
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When you close the TV app, your score will appear on your digital island and stay there until the game ends. A long press on the digital island will show the latest play. Scores update automatically, so you don’t have to keep checking your favorite sports app to see if your team is winning. Even if you don’t have an iPhone 14 Pro, you can still see score updates on your lock screen, but the digital island component adds the wow factor.
Unfortunately, the TV app currently only works with NBA and MLB games, but you can get other sports using the third-party Sports Alerts app. It would be nice to be able to choose whether or not to automatically send games to dynamic islands when
But for those who love sports, it’s a great feature that shows the amazing potential of Digital Islands and makes the iPhone 14 Pro even better.