Is the clock too big on iPhone after iOS 16 update? Numbers are very large on the Lock Screen? Are you looking for a way to edit the Clock widget and adjust the font size? You’re not the only one!
Clock Too Big iOS 16 Issue?
No this isn’t a bug, it’s intended behavior. Apple has revamped the Lock Screen in iOS 16 and chose a large font size for the current time. Well some consider it huge, gigantic or enormous, but I personally like it. How about you?
Angelika complained about the font size after she updated to iOS 16.1.1:
“Very annoying, as well as are the other artifacts like background image lost and clock giant font size.”
Sophie has a similar opinion:
“The clock on Lock Screen is obscene. I hope that there will soon be a size customization option!”
What your take on this?
How To Fix Clock Numbers Too Big in iOS 16
It’s true, at the moment you can’t edit clock font size. However, there are a few tricks that you can apply to make the clock smaller:
1. Avoid Bold Numbers
- 1. Wake iPhone and touch & hold the screen to enter Lock Screen edit mode.
- 2. Tap Customize and select Lock Screen.
- 3. Tap the clock widget.
- 4. Pick the 2nd or the 8th font type.
Tip: If you get the Customize New Wallpaper prompt, tap on Add New and configure a new Lock Screen from scratch.
Tip: If you want to take this one step further and change clock color too. Darker colors make things skinnier. So, if you like the looks you can go for black.
2. Turn On Depth Effect
3. Avoid Zoom
You should also check that Zoom isn’t enabled on your device. With Zoom ON you can get a really large clock in iOS 16.
Check this option in Settings -> Accessibility -> Zoom and turn off Zoom.
Did you manage to tweak the huge clock widget in iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: For more iOS 16.1.1 issues and available workarounds please check our extended review.