When it comes to personalization, there are tastes for everything. A trend we’ve seen lately is to add an icon next to the time on the top bar of the iPhone. A customization that can be made from the settings of the phone itself with a little inventiveness.

A very creative use of focus states

One of the new features of iOS 15 are focus modes. This is a settings section that allows us to modify, with a single touch, the notification settings. A system designed so that we can receive notifications only from certain applications or people depending on the time of day. A system that also allows us to add an icon to the top bar of the iPhone. The steps to follow are:

We open the Settings app on our iPhone. We enter the modes of concentration. We touch the “+” at the top right. We choose Custom. We write a name and choose a color. We choose the icon we want to display. Click Next. We touch Add and choose the people who can send us messages and call us while we have the concentration mode active. We touch Allow. We touch Add and choose the applications that can send us messages and call us while we have the concentration mode active. We touch Allow. We press OK. Icon options available.

Well, once we have created the concentration mode, we see its configuration on the screen. To activate it, we simply activate the small switch just to the right of the name. We will automatically see that the icon we chose in step six appears next to the clock in the top bar.

It is true that this is not the intended use for states of concentration, but it allows us to personalize our iPhone a little more. A customization that allows us to display various icons in the bar of our iPhone and that we can activate manually or even automate.