How to use Live Activities iOS 16 on iPhone 13?

By Gustavo

The release of iOS 16 has paved the way for multiple different features and functionalities. Amidst them, one that deserves a special mention is live activities on the lock screen. Every iPhone with the latest iOS 16 can avail of this feature and make the most out of the overall user experience.

But, given this is a brand-new feature, it isn’t surprising that most users are confused about how to go about with the feature. 

If you are confused and unsure about using Live Activities on iPhone 13, this article will walk you through them.

What are Live Activities?

Live activity is a brand-new feature that’s been released with iOS 16.1, enabling users to stay up to date with all the latest notifications in real-time on the iPhone 13 lock screen. 

For example, if you are watching a tournament and want to keep a check on the score in real-time, enabling the Live Activities to feature on iPhone 13 streamlines the user experience.

On iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Live Activities integrate with Dynamic Island to provide the users with a better user experience. So, anytime you receive a new notification, Dynamic Island expands to offer a more immersive user experience.

How to use Live Activities on iOS 16 on iPhone 13?

Live Activities is compatible with every iPhone that’s updated to the latest iOS 16 version. So, if you have updated your iPhone 13 to the latest version of iOS, you are good to follow the steps mentioned below to enable the live activities:

  • Unlock your iPhone and then navigate to Settings
  • Scroll down further until you find “Face ID and Passcode”
  • You have to enter your device’s passcode for verification
  • Further, scroll down until you find “Allow Access When Locked” 
  • Under that, you will find the “Live Activities” feature and enable the toggle until it turns green.

And, once enabled, you should be able to receive real-time updates and notifications from the apps that are compatible with Live Activities feature on your iOS device.

More or less every app that requires real-time notifications and updates is compatible with the Live Activities feature and that includes your third-party apps too.


If you were wondering how to use the Live Activities feature on your iPhone 13 device, we hope this article gives you all the insights you need. Just ensure that your device is updated to the latest iOS version to be able to use this feature.

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By Gustavo
He is a senior writer at Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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