Apple inc has released its annual major software update iOS 16 and anyone with a compatible iPhone can download it for free to get access to lots of new features and customizations. The latest iOS 16 update comes with a slew of new features and upgrades that aim to improve how your iPhone works. Some of the highlighted features include on iOS 16 are more customizable lock screen, the ability to edit send messages, a magic photo editing tool and more. Here in this post, we take a look at 10 New iOS 16 Features that may Change How User use Their iPhones
Believe it or not, iOS 16 has tons of new features that weren’t in the previous version of iOS. People even say that iOS 16 is the best operating system ever made by Apple.
- 1 Which iPhones support iOS 16?
- 2 How to Download ios 16 updates to Your Apple iPhone
- 3 Best Features of apple iOS 16 update
Which iPhones support iOS 16?
As per Apple official, iOS 16 Won’t Run on Every iPhone. Before checking the iOS 16 features, let’s first check whether your iPhone supports the iOS 16 update or not.
The following iPhones are compatible with iOS 16:
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone SE (second generation and later) And although it hasn’t been released yet, the iPhone 14 series will come preinstalled with iOS 16.
How to Download ios 16 updates to Your Apple iPhone
If you have a compatible device (iPhone) you can download the iOS 16 updates for free. But there are precautions you should take before updating, and its always recommended to back up your iPhone before you update iOS 16
You can go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup and then hit Back Up Now to back up your device.
Make sure your iPhone is connected to power because You won’t be able to download iOS 16 if you’re under 50% battery.
Also connect to a stable Wi-Fi network, because you cant download iOS 16 updates with cellular data.
And most importantly make sure enough storage space (Around 5GB) on your device. Or Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to delete large files and apps.
To download and install the iOS 16 update:-
- Open your iPhone and go to Settings
- Tap on General then Software Update and wait a few seconds (or minutes) for the update to appear
- And finally, hit Download and Install for iOS 16
Best Features of apple iOS 16 update
If it is said to be Apple’s best operating system, surely you are curious about how great iOS 16 is, right? If so, here’s the most comprehensive list of the latest iOS 16 features for you, fans of Apple products!
One of the biggest visual changes on iOS 16 update is the lock screen, it has been completely redesigned from the ground up and there are a ton of things to change on the lock screen.
- Press and hold to edit your lock screen.
- You can swipe to try out several different styles.
- Each style changes the color filter for the background photo and the font on the lock screen so everything complements each other.
- You can also customize the fonts for the time and date, and add lock screen widgets like temperature, activity rings and a calendar.
- The widgets are akin to complications on the Apple Watch lock screen.
Your iPhone will become more customizable in iOS 16. You’ll be able to choose how your lock screen looks, down to the font and color. via Apple inc
You can also set up multiple customized lock screens with different widgets and easily swipe to switch between them. Here a complete video explains how to customize the Lockscreen on iOS 16.
Believe it or not, this feature is pretty cool because you can edit messages that have been sent up to 15 minutes later. This iOS 16 feature “The ability to edit and ‘unsend’ messages” only applies to the iPhone’s native app, iMessage.
If you notice a typo after a message, you can make the fix, with an “edited” flag appearing next to the “delivered” one.
In addition to edit sent messages, also you can immediately recall a sent message. For example, If you accidentally send an unfinished message, you can use the Undo Send tool to prevent it from being read.
Also, messages and threads can now be marked as unread with a right swipe on the thread. This could be an excellent tool for when you’ve not had the time to respond to a message at the moment, and you need a reminder to get back to your contact later.
With iOS 16 Apple inc is the first to bring the Passkey feature to replace the good old passwords and allows users to log in to their accounts with Face ID or Touch ID. But why Passkeys over passwords? They are easier to use and much more secure than typical passwords. It is still unknown what kind of login is being referred to, but it is explained that this feature applies to accounts on various websites.
Live Text is a feature that allows users to copy text from a paused video, such as on YouTube and the like. Reportedly Live Text can also still do other things, hence the name.
With iOS 16, you can copy text from videos. You only need to pause the video and select the text to copy, translate or share it.
iCloud Photo Sharing
Not only storing but also sharing photos with other users is now possible with iCloud. With this feature of iOS 16, you can create a gallery there and then add up to 5 members who can edit the content of the gallery.
Once set up, you can manually select photos from your camera roll, or use smart suggestions that recognize faces to recommend pics that others might want to have a look at.
Photos app now has an incredibly useful Duplicates function which shows you all the duplicate photos on your phone at the press of a button. You can then merge duplicate photos together, saving precious storage space in an instant.
Apple Pay Later
The most interesting iOS 16 feature is Apple PayLater, which lets customers make apple pay purchases and split the cost into four equal payments spread over six weeks, with no interest or fees to pay. And you will be able to find it in the Wallet app on an iPhone running iOS 16. This is part of Apple Pay, it should be safe to use as well. Apple Pay Later will be available only in the US and will work everywhere where Apple Pay is supported.
Apple Pay is safer than using a physical credit, debit, or prepaid card.” It needs confirmation through Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode for making any transactions.
Sending Scheduled Emails
Maybe email is rarely used in 2022, but Apple doesn’t care and keeps adding new innovations. This feature of iOS 16 allows users to send emails on a scheduled basis and replace them whenever the user wants.
If you think Safari is a bad browser, think again about the Safari Shared Tab Group feature. As the name suggests, this function allows you to share the open tab with other users. Note that this feature can only be used on Apple devices!
This latest feature of iOS 16 allows users to move an ongoing FaceTime call to another device. Examples include MacBooks, iPads, or perhaps other Apple devices.
In iOS 16, users can convert units within the Photos, Notes, Messages and other apps; just tap the unit, and the converted unit pops up.
Here is a video explains the complete list of (More than 400) features and changes introduced on the latest apple iOS 16.
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