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What is happening
Apple reviewed iOS 16, the next major version of the iPhone app, at the 2022 Developers Conference.
Why it is important
iOS 16 will be available this fall on the iPhone 8 and newer models. It is packed with basic updates such as the ability to personalize your lock screen, tools like frequent editing and “not sending” iMessage texts, and important utilities such as seeing and restricting who accesses your location and passwords.
Apple unveiled each new iOS 16 feature earlier this week, annual developers conference. There are actually a few new things for your iPhone. On paper, iOS 16 feels fresh and modern with new features that improve your communication style, new tools to personalize your iPhone, and even a great way to use Apple Pay to buy something now and pay later.
TheCurrently on sale, the public beta will be available in July. iOS 16 will probably be released this fall . The new software will work on iPhone 8 and newer models.
Here’s every iOS 16 feature you need to know.
iOS 16 allows you to edit messages and “cancel sending”
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said that “embarrassing typographical errors are a thing of the past.”
First, on iOS 16. So if you see a typo after the message, you will be able to edit the message after the fact. A small “edit” appears in the status at the bottom of the message.
Next – and this can be my favorite new feature – you can immediately recall the message sent. If you accidentally send an incomplete message, you can use the Send Feedback tool to prevent it from being read and make it less chaotic for your friends and family.
Finally, you can mark messages and topics as unread. This can be a great tool for times when you don’t have time to respond to a message right now, but want to make sure you get back to it later.
Your iPhone gets a new personalized lock screen
One of the things you look at most on your iPhone is the lock screen, especially if you have an iPhone with Face ID. Brings iOS 16. Press and hold to edit your lock screen. You can slide to try several different styles. Each style changes the color filter of the background image and the font on the lock screen so that everything complements each other. It’s a bit like Apple’s adoption of Google Material You, which runs Android 12.
You can also customize fonts for time and date, and add lock screen widgets like temperature, activity calls, and calendar. Widgets are similar to the complications that occur on the Apple Watch lock screen.
You can even set up multiple personalized lock screens with different widgets and easily slide to switch between them. There is even a photo blending option that automatically changes the images on your lock screen.
it was always a show that was on display. This is something that is present in almost all Android phones; even the Apple Watch does so. There is hope that will come out with .
Notifications and live activities
Sometimes notifications can obscure the image of your lock screen, so iOS 16 moves notifications to the bottom of your screen. When you receive them, they look like a vertical carousel, instead of entering the list. Not only does this look better, but it should be a great help to use the iPhone with one hand.
iOS 16 aims to solve another notification problem. Sometimes you receive a series of notifications from a program, for example, the score of a basketball game. A new tool for developers called Live Activities makes it easier to stay up to date with real-time events from your lock screen instead of taking a series of breaks.
Live Activities should make it easy to track sports events, workouts, or even the progress of an Uber trip.
After Wallet and Apple Pay
More state IDs will be available in your Wallet application, along with more security and privacy features. In iOS 16, you can also protect your identity and age. So, instead of showing your exact date of birth, the wallet program will show your ID card and that you are over 21 years old.
iOS 16 makes it easy to share keys with apps like Mail and Messages. When your friend gets the key, he can add it to the Wallet app on the iPhone. Apple said it is working to make sure shared keys are industry-standard and free for others.
Apple Pay will support new payment types and add a new feature calledIs a Clarn-like service that allows you to divide the cost of your Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments that are distributed over six weeks at zero interest and no commission. Upcoming payments are managed through the Wallet application, which makes it easy to track dates and payments.
But Apple Pay doesn’t end there. The new feature will also help track Apple Pay orders and allow merchants to deliver detailed receipts and tracking information. This should make it easier to be aware of the status of all your orders.
Tap on Visual Search and drag for photos
In iOS 15, Visual Look Up analyzes your photos and can identify objects such as plants, signs, and pets. iOS 16 takes it to the next level. When you touch the subject of a photo like the dog in the picture above, you can remove it from the background and add it to apps like Messages. In fact, it is a touch and storage tool that erases the background of the photo.
Apple sometimes uses the word “magic” a lot, but this feature really looks like that.
SharePlay Comes to Messages
SharePlay, which debuted on iOS 15, allows you to get a shared experience when connecting with someone via FaceTime. You can watch TV shows, listen to synchronous music and more. iOS 16 adds the ability to find more applications that support SharePlay within FaceTime.
But perhaps one of the best things Apple did for SharePlay was working on its Messaging app. Apple said that this is one of the biggest desires of software developers. Now when you want to share a movie on Disney Plus, you can start SharePlay with your friend while chatting in Messages.
Safety Check aims to help people in abusive relationships
is a new feature designed to be useful to people in abusive relationships. It allows you to view and reset location information on the iPhone, as well as passwords, messages, and other apps.
Focus mode updates and Focus filters
Focus mode gets several updates. The first applies Focus behaviors to widgets and lock screen views. Thus, one lock screen can be set when your Work Focus is active, and the other for workouts.
Apple has added special Focus filters that apply the iPhone’s Focus mode within applications. For example, in Safari, you can restrict which icons are displayed depending on the Focus mode you have activated.
Apple Maps adds transit fare cards
Maps will receive several updates. You will be able to plan trips with up to 15 different stops along the way. If you start planning a trip with the Maps app on your Mac, you’ll be able to share it on your iPhone.
And in something similar to what Google announced for Google Wallet on Android 13, you’ll be able to look at transit fare estimates, as well as add more money to your fare card from Apple Maps.
iCloud family checklist
iCloud is gaining several new features. One of the more interesting is the option to quickly install a new device for your child. When Quick Start appears, you have the option to select a user for the new device and use all available parental controls that you previously selected and configured. However, this is not what most of us still want: the ability to set up separate users for the same device.
As a reminder to check your spatial sharing settings or to share your iCloud Plus subscriptions, there’s a new family checklist with tips for updating your settings as your kids get older.
Check for more information.