Apple has introduced new culturally appropriate wallpapers and watch faces for the iPhone and Apple Watch as part of its celebration of Black History Month. The company calls this “Mosaic Unity” and both have arrived with the release of iOS 16.3. A new Black Unity Sport Loop band is also available for Apple Watch owners who want to really complete the look.
“The Unity Mosaic watch face incorporates geometric shapes in green, black, red, and yellow, and as the minutes change, each number uses pieces of other numbers to morph into new forms. iPhone users can show their support for the new Unity wallpaper too. for their Lock Screen,” explains Apple in its press release for the new wallpapers.
Although the Sports Loop is a physical product, Apple’s wallpapers and watch faces share the same design. They will allow users to show their support for Black History Month without having to purchase new hardware.
How to get Unity 2023 wallpaper on your iPhone
The iPhone has received the new Unity wallpaper with iOS 16.3, which was rolled out to everyone on January 23. It’s fairly easy to access through the standard iPhone lock screen editing workflow. Remember that you’ll need an iPhone 8 or newer to install the update.
Step 1: Enter the lock screen editing workflow through the lock screen by pressing and holding any white space. Next, tap on the Plus (+) button in the bottom right corner to create a new lock screen.
Step 2: Once in the lock screen customization menu, you should find the new Unity wallpaper under the main grid Property page.
Step 3: After selecting a Unity wallpaper, you can swipe left to cycle through different color variations. You can add widgets if you want, or tap the Add button in the top right to save it.
Step 4: On the next pop-up, tap Set as Pair Wallpaper to add the wallpaper to your lock screen and home. If you want to make another wallpaper for your home screen, tap Customize Home Screen.
How to get the Unity watch face on your Apple Watch
Apple has also released the Unity 2023 watch face with watchOS 9.3 rollout. This was made available for the Apple Watch Series 4 and later, and also required an iPhone 8 or later.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: In Face Gallery submenu, you should find the new Unity face under it New Watch Faces
Step 3: Select the Unity watch face and tap the Add button to install it on your eligible Apple Watch.