Apple has unveiled new culturally appropriate wallpapers and watch faces for the iPhone and Apple Watch in celebration of Black History Month. The company calls it “Unity Mosaic” and both came with the release of iOS 16.3. The new Black Unity Sport Loop is also available for Apple Watch owners who want to really complete the look.
“The Unity Mosaic watch face includes geometric shapes in green, black, red and yellow, and as the minutes change, each number uses parts of other numbers to transform into new shapes. iPhone users can also show their support with the new Unity wallpaper. for their lock screen,” Apple explains in its press release for the new wallpaper.
While the Sport Loop is a physical product, the Apple wallpapers and watch faces share the same design. They will allow users to show their support for Black History Month without having to buy new hardware.
How to Install Unity 2023 Wallpaper on Your iPhone
The iPhone got the new Unity wallpaper with iOS 16.3, which was released to everyone on January 23rd. Accessing them is pretty easy with the standard iPhone lock screen editing workflow. Keep in mind that you’ll need an iPhone 8 or later to install the update.
Step 1: Enter the lock screen editing workflow through the lock screen by tapping and holding on any empty space. Then tap 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 Favorites page.
Step 3: With the Unity wallpaper selected, you can swipe left to switch between different color variations. You can add widgets if you like or touch Add button in the top right corner to save it.
Step 4: In the next popup, click Set as couple wallpaper to add wallpaper to your lock and home screen. If you want to change your desktop background, tap Customize your home screen.
How to get the Unity watch face on Apple Watch
Apple also released the Apple Unity 2023 watch face with the release of watchOS 9.3. This was available for Apple Watch Series 4 and later, and required an iPhone 8 or later.
Step 1: Open Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: in Gallery of faces submenu, you should find the new Unity face under New watch faces
Step 3: Select the Unity watch face and tap Add button to install it on a suitable Apple Watch.