Undercover at the office: How to follow the World Cup unnoticed

Undercover at the office: How to follow the World Cup unnoticed
Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

Are you working during the Qatar 2022 World Cup matches? Would you like to be updated on match results without leaving aside your tasks discreetly as possible? There’s a simple way to do it if you have an iOS or Android device.

If you enable notifications on your device, you’ll be able to check scores with just a quick glance. What’s more, you won’t even need to touch your phone screen or unlock it to get any results from the World Cup. We’ll tell you all about it next.

Live Activities for iOS 16

Live Activities is a new feature for Apple devices on the iOS 16 version, which includes older phones such as the iPhone 8 or the new iPhone 14. What’s unique about this feature when dealing with real-time feedback from every Qatar 2022 match?

Live Activities allows you to get silent notifications in real-time from all sports apps you have installed on your iPhone. They will be visible on-screen without you needing to touch them.

This way, you’ll be able to check any changes in the matches’ results while working without even needing to open the app. Just watch out for any privacy issues in World Cup apps.

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How to enable Live Activities on iOS 16

If you’re interested in getting this new feature and fully optimizing your iPhone with iOS 16, the first thing to do is update your phone to this version. You can do it by going to “Settings,” “General,” and then “Software Update.”

Next, follow these steps to activate Live Activities and get notifications from the soccer-results-related apps you use to get results from Qatar 2022.

  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Select “Face ID and code.”
  • Input your password.
  • Scroll down to “Allow access when locked” and enable the tab “Live Activities.”

Notifications on Android

If you’re an Android user, you can activate Notifications or automatic alerts on your mobile device so you can be up-to-date with what happens in Qatar stadiums even with your phone locked and silent.

Just like with Live Activities, you’ll get the option to know the results of the World Cup 2022 matches instantly while working and without even touching your phone.

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How to activate Android notifications with a locked screen

The following steps to activate this feature on Android are generic since they will vary between manufacturers and OS versions. Whereas there might be some differences, they will be minimal.

To activate locked-screen notifications on Android, which will allow you to get alerts from Qatar matches from your installed soccer apps, you need to:

  • Go to “Settings” or “Configuration” on your phone.
  • Slide down to “Notifications”
  • Once in “Notifications,” go to “Lock Screen Notifications” and activate it.

It’s important to mention that you can enable this feature for your preferred apps through a list in the same section, “Lock Screen Notifications.”

This way, you can activate notifications for your soccer-result apps, so they send you alerts whenever someone scores a goal during the Qatar World Cup.

Apps to follow Qatar 2022 World Cup

We explained a while ago how to enjoy the Qatar World Cup on the go, with an initial choice of mobile apps you should get on your device.

Taking that into account, we’ll now mention some apps which will help you follow the World Cup thanks to the aforementioned mobile features. All of them are compatible with Android and iOS.


FlashScore is an app that updates you on the results happening in the World Cup while you’re at the office, without disrupting your workflow and anyone else noticing. 

Once you’ve activated either Live Activities or Notifications, FlashScore will show any noteworthy event happening on your favorite World Cup matches on your lock screen. This means no more missed goals, results, or red cards.

Remember, you can download FlashScore iOS for Apple phones and Android since it’s available for both operating systems.

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Another choice to follow Qatar results by the minute is the Sofascore app. It’s a platform that not only shows you all scores but it also has a player rating system.

Ratings are calculated according to Sofascore’s algorithm, which is fed with over one hundred statistical parameters from the official data provider for the World Cup.

If you’re a fan of fantasy Biwenger, you’ll probably know that Sofascore also uses that system for other soccer events, such as the Spanish Liga or the Premier League. The game uses ratings developed by this system.


Finally, we’d like to highlight BeSoccer, the app from the eponymous website that offers soccer news and results, created by Manuel Heredia from Spain.

By activating notifications from the BeSoccer app, you’ll ensure you’re informed about the latest World Cup news whenever your Android or iOS phone is locked and you’re working. Everything in the most silent way.

Since the BeSoccer app offers enormous statistical data and news, you can review any aspects of any game you’d like to know more about when you finish your job.

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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