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Many iPhone users after updating to latest iOS 16 are facing issue with Lock screen widget not working. The issue is that the lock Screen Widget is not working if the device is unlocked. The Widget like Battery percentage, Weather widget, health widget are getting update slower then expected.
In iOS 16 most of the widgets are slow, and delay in filling out the information. It gives the impression that the phone is processing the information slowly, not that the phone is waiting to display the information. The reason iPhone waits for verified owner before updating the widgets.
The data on other Apple Watch is working properly, like for the fitness app is updated properly and keeping track of fitness progress. iwatch is also tracking my progress correctl, just lock screen widgets are not syncing with that data.
Why Lock Screen Widget are not updating immediately :
The late updation of lock screen widget on the lock screen seems to be intended behaviour from Apple in iOS 16. As per Apple developer documentation the lock screen widget gets refresh randomly but not immediately. Surely Apple needs to look at this. If you are finding Widget update not working at all in the lock screen then please try below fix:
Workaround to fix Lock screen widget not working iOS 16: iPhone 13/12 Pro max, iPhone X,XS, 11 ?
There is a quick workaround to fix slow lock screen widget or Widget not showing in iOS 16, which is to Uninstall app and re-install the app. Most of the apps require fresh installation after iOS 16 to work properly.
Settings > iPhone Storage > tap the app > offload > tap reinstall and you’ll have your widgets