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What is happening
Apple is expected to release iOS 16 on Monday. We hope to see, among other updates, an open screen, better widgets, and a split screen function like the iPad.
Why it is important
Software updates introduce new features that make the iPhone feel fresh and relevant, even for older models.
Apple will usually present new iPhone updates at the WWDC conference on June 6 before launching in the fall.
Apple 2022and we are waiting to make his first speech during the annual event. Most likely, we will first review software updates for other major Apple products: iPadOS 16, and MacOS. But as the next big iPhone update, will probably be the star of the show and will be looking at new features coming up in the fall.
The last three versions of iOS were similar – iOS 15 feels like a riff in iOS 14, which feels like a continuation of iOS 13. Instead of forcing any visual changes to the iPhone, it is possible to turn it on and off. For example, if you don’t like the main screen widgets or Focus mode, you don’t have to use them. Even if you opt out of the more noticeable changes, launching iOS 15 brings a number of background enhancements to keep the iPhone running smoothly and securely. And this is likely to be the case with iOS 16 as well.
iOS 15 came out seven months ago, and the operating system was relatively stable with very few errors. It took some time to launch some features like Universal Control and SharePlay, but everything now works and looks. iOS 16 is likely to continue where iOS 15 came out and add new features to the existing design.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things Apple needs to add or improve. My colleagues and I have compiled a list of improvements, additions, and fixes that Apple wants to make to iOS 16. Some are as big as adding support for the Apple Pencil, while others are smaller but more important, for example, widgets that present more functionality to the home screen. We have to wait to see what Apple actually does.
iOS 16: Photos must be copied and pasted for editing
We always use iPhones to take photos and videos, and editing photos is as satisfying as taking them. Most people edit the iPhone’s Photos app: The interface is simple and there are many tools to get the exact look you want.
However, the MacOS version of the Photos app has a useful feature that improves editing on the iPhone: the ability to copy and paste edits between photos. This is especially useful when you take several photos in the same place, for example, in a restaurant or party. Because all photos are taken under the same lighting and conditions, you can simply edit one photo and then copy and paste those adjustments into others.
Instead, in iOS 15, you have to make these adjustments individually for each photo on your iPhone. It’s tiring.
It would be great to see a similar copy and paste feature on the iPhone in iOS 16. If the corrections you made to the Photos app on your Mac could be applied to the Photos app on the iPhone, and vice versa, we’d give iOS 16 bonus points. But one step.
Lock screen that is always active for iPhone
Imagine being able to look at your iPhone when the screen is off to see the time, notifications, and missed calls. Such a feature has been available for years only on Android phones, where the important information is highlighted and the screen is black. This is always called an open screen. Apple always offers an open screen option for the Apple Watch Series 5 and later models, but it’s still not available on the iPhone.
According to Bloomberg, Apple may soon replace it with iOS 16, which will always bring future support for the display function. The update will allow the iPhone to slow down the update rate of the lock screen to display data bits, but a Bloomberg report shows that this feature could be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
Bring the iPad’s split screen to iPhone Pro Max models
The iPhone Pro Max has been part of Apple since 2019Although it has a 6.5-inch screen and They both have a 6.7-inch screen that allows them to watch videos, play games and read articles.
But when it comes to software, these big screens are a waste. Some iOS apps, such as Mail and Messages, can now use an additional screen area in landscape mode to display a message preview column next to an open message. Otherwise, there is nothing else in iOS that uses these big screens.
Apple may bring some features from iPadOS to iOS 16 only for Pro Max models, especially for its split-screen Multitasking look. It would be nice to open Safari on one side of the phone screen and then launch Messages on the other side.
Apple Pencil support for iPhone Pro Max models
The big screen on the iPhone Pro Max begs for Apple Pencil support. With its Galaxy Note and S Ultra, Samsung has proven that the phone’s style has a significant audience. Heck, there are even $ 300 phones that support one like the Moto G Stylus.
TheIt is a prominent stylus that currently works with the iPad Mini, Air and Pro models. But imagine that you can use it for sketches and notes on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and its 120Hz screen. Better yet, what about the Apple Pencil Mini (which looks like a golf pencil) that can be glued to the side of the iPhone Pro Max? Technical journalists can dream, can’t they?
iPhone widgets need more functionality
Most of us were happy when the main screen widgets came to the iPhone with iOS 14. Apple’s widget application is clean, and even Samsung has started to emulate them. Widgets fit anywhere on your home screen as a grid. But there is a wrinkle: the main screen widgets are passive. In addition to the data stacks or widgets that can be viewed, the most functionality they provide is the ability to open the appropriate application.
For example, the Apple Music widget displays a song currently being played. Touching the widget brings me to Apple Music. What if you could tap the widget to move on to the next song? What if you could slide the air widget to change locations? Hopefully, iOS 16 will give more functionality to the main screen widgets.
We will not know for sure until Apple announces iOS 16. But Bloomberg says the company may introduce new lock screen options with widget-like functionality in iOS 16. It may not be what we want, but a Bloomberg report says. Apple may be planning some kind of upgrade for widgets on iOS 16.
Let’s place the programs where we want
In recent years, Apple has improved the home screen with new elements such as widgets and the Program Library. You can have more than one application page, and you can even add the same application to different home screen pages (this is important if you are a strong Focus mode user).
However, when it comes to resetting the application icons on your application page, nothing has changed. Applications are stuck to the invisible application magnet at the top left of the screen. So, if you only want to save a few apps on a specific home screen, those apps start filling the screen from the top left corner. You cannot place them at the bottom of the screen without first filling in the top of the page.
Apple, please give us the freedom to move applications wherever we want. This would be a great blessing to make it easier to access applications with one hand without using Accessibility. Also, if you have a favorite home screen wallpaper, you can organize apps to see your photo better.
More default software options
You can currently set the default browser app and default mail app on the iPhone as anything other than Safari and Mail. In iOS 16, Apple may open system standards for more apps, especially for maps and messaging apps. If you’re a regular Google Map user, it’s a good idea to set it as the main mapping app instead of Apple Maps.
What do you want to see in iOS 16?
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