I could spend an entire issue just on this feature. Apple doubled down on Focus in iOS 16 so that it can change your Home Screen, your Watch Face, and your Lock Screen which, in turn, changes the new widgets (finally!) on your Lock Screen.
One great thing about the Home Screen change now is that it can be a completely custom Home Screen that only appears when you set a Focus; it doesn’t have to stick around permanently as another Home Screen you never use in your day-to-day. I’ll give you an example.
I have a Focus called ‘Gaming’ that I can turn on, or it automatically turns on when I open either the Destiny 2 app or another app I use for the game. That Focus now silences most of my notifications except from a handful of people and apps, and it switches to a custom Home Screen of just the apps I use for gaming (and chatting with gaming friends). I’m also going to create a Watch face for controlling the lights in my office at game time, too.
It’s powerful, convenient stuff, and I encourage you to explore your options under Settings > Focus. Let me know if you’d like me to dig more into how these features work and some tips for getting the most out of them.