iPhone’s Always-On Display Is Worse Than Android’s, but This Trick Helps a Lot

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product.

I’ll just come right out and say it — Apple’s new always-on display feature for the iPhone 14 Pro needs some help. If you’re not well acquainted with what an always-on screen is supposed to look like, consider the same feature that’s lived on Android phones for years. On Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S22, it typically exists as an entity separate from your usual lock screen, showing you limited information such as the date and time, while the phone …