Enable Good Morning Message on iPhone Lock Screen

Apple has added a cool and useful feature in iOS 12, but hasn’t really advertised. Not a lot of people know about this feature, but you can enable Good morning message on iPhone lock screen that will be shown when you wake up in the morning.

Good morning message on iPhone

Most people with a smartphone have the habit of checking their phone as soon as they wake up. It’s not a good practice, since you will be instantly bombarded with all the notifications that you may have missed during the night. Instead, it would be nice to see the weather and a good morning message. Wouldn’t you like that? Well, with the latest iOS 12 update, Apple has added such a feature, which will show a Good Morning message on the iPhone lock screen along with weather information.

In this post, you will learn how to enable this feature so you can also wake up to a good morning message and know what the day has to offer. The Good Morning message and weather information settings is enabled via the Settings app on your iPhone. The message appears as a part of the Do Not Disturb feature. You will also need to enable location services on the stock Apple Weather app, or there will be no weather information on the lock screen. The widget isn’t a default setting, which means that it is difficult to find it if you don’t know where to look. You can’t search Good Morning widget in Settings and find the feature. We are not sure why Apple has hidden it, because it is a really useful thing to have on your phone.

For some people, seeing the Good morning message when they wake up, and learning about the weather that day, can make a lot of difference. If you have an outing that day, and the weather information reads rain, then you can easily figure out what to wear or if it is better to cancel the outing.

How is a Good Morning message better?

Firstly, checking your phone first thing in the morning is not a good thing. However, a lot of people like checking their phones and to check notifications, appointments, reminders, etc. Instead of filling your mind with all those, a simple good morning message with weather information is more relaxing.

Once the message is read, you can go back to checking out the missed notifications or probably get some good breakfast. Below, you will find out how to enable this useful feature in a step-by-step manner.

Enable Good morning message on iPhone lock screen

If you are using an iPhone that’s running iOS 12 or later, then you can enable the Good morning message on the lock screen. You will need to turn on Do Not Disturb mode on your iPhone first. To do this, follow the steps below:

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and select the Do Not Disturb feature.

3. Enable Do Not Disturb.

Now, you will need to enable the Bedtime option that’s located on the same page. Enabling this feature will allow you to schedule a time period where all notifications will be dismissed, except for calls from important contacts. You can set this to turn on when you go to bed, and turn off when you wake up.

1. In the Do Not Disturb page, enable Bedtime.

2. Set a scheduled time by enabling the Scheduled option.
Set a scheduled time

With the Bedtime feature enabled, your iPhone lock screen will dim, the calls will be silenced, and all the notifications will go straight to the Notification center without appearing on the lockscreen, till the scheduled time comes to an end.

By the way, the Do Not Disturb feature can also be enabled from the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Next, you will need to allow Apple’s Weather app to have access to location services at all times. This is what shows the weather information on the lockscreen, along with the Good morning message. To do this, follow the steps below. Also, make sure you have the Weather app installed on your iPhone.

1. Open Settings app.

2. Scroll down to the Privacy menu.

3. Select Location Services.

4. Make sure that location services for Weather is set to Always.
good morning message

That’s it. You should now be able to see the good morning message on iPhone lock screen whenever you wake up. The message only appears after the Bedtime scheduled time ends. You can set the time as per your liking. If you are a nightshift worker, then you will be treated with a good morning message whenever you wake up, even if it’s in the evening. It all depends on the scheduled Bedtime and Do Not Disturb timings.

Along with the Good Morning message, you will also see the weather information. Remember, this widget pulls information from the stock Weather app on iOS. This means that the app needs to have location access at all times to update itself with the right information.

As of now, the Good morning message only appears on the iPhone. For some reason, the iPad and iPod Touch do not show this on their lockscreen. It is also important to remember that the message will only be shown the first time you look at the phone after the Do Not Disturb and Bedtime schedule comes to an end. If you get a new notification after checking this information, it will automatically clear itself.

In case you don’t want to see the good morning message on your iPhone lock screen, then you can simply disable the BedTime option in Do Not Disturb. There you go, you have now learnt how to enable good morning message on iPhone lock screen.