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United Airlines adds Live Activities features for iPhones

United Airlines adds Live Activities features for iPhones

Today, United became the first U.S. airline to enable Live Activities for iPhone, allowing customers instant access to their boarding ticket, gate and seat number, and departure time counter on their Lock Screen or while unlocked in Dynamic Island—all without opening the United app.

Nearly 800,000 United customers check their mobile boarding pass and flight status every day, and this new tool makes it even simpler and quicker for United fliers to get timely updates and locate crucial flight information.

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On the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Live Activities allows United users to view real-time flight updates, flight data, and notifications straight on the Lock Screen or in the Dynamic Island.

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With a quick glance at the iPhone screen, customers can:

  • Get details like the flight number, on-time status, inbound aircraft status, estimated departure and arrival times, and more in the Live Activity on the Lock Screen or the Dynamic Island when expanded
  • Open their boarding pass directly from the Live Activity to easily scan during security check-in or while boarding their flight
  • See departure and arrival gates, pre- and in-flight countdowns, and baggage carousel information right in the Dynamic Island

Support for Live Activities has started to roll out to United travelers and will be widely available by the end of May. To experience the new features, customers should verify that their iPhone is running iOS 16.1 or later and their United app is up to date.

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United’s mobile app is praised for its accessibility features for the visually impaired, customization options, and enhanced navigation, and it receives up to three million daily interactions from users. In recent years, the airline has continually released capabilities for its apps that lead the market.

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