Like many, I love the new lock screens in iOS 16. I like the widgets and I like the idea of tying lock screens to focus modes. I use both. However, I have a use case that I haven’t figured out how to automate.
When I am not in a focus mode, or when I’m in my personal focus mode, I’d like to change the wallpaper based on the date and calendars. For simplicity, I’ll describe it this way: I have a wallpaper for my favorite NFL team and a wallpaper for my favorite college football team that I want to show based on the day of the week or an upcoming game on my calendar. I still want to use lock screen widgets with it. I’d like to use a shortcuts automation that runs each day to do this, but here is what I’ve learned so far.
- I can’t switch lock screens from Shortcuts or I would just set up several lock screens and switch between them with my automation. This is the ideal solution.
- If I change my wallpaper via a Shortcuts action, I end up a totally new lock screen that has no widgets. It’s as if the iPhone switches to a “default”, non-customizable lock screen.
Anyone have any ideas or is this just something that can’t be done?