Apple launched its latest operating system, iOS16, just a few days ago, and the giant has brought in some significant upgrades across different services and functionalities. Tech geeks and reviewers are already claiming that this is the most the company has tweaked its OS and functionalities in the last few years.
Well, enough with the hype. In this article, I’ll quickly take you through the most prominent features of iOS16.
A Complete Guide to Apple iOS16 and Its Features
Delete and Edit Messages
This is by far one of the most valuable upgrades to the OS. You’ll now be able to edit the texts you’ve sent and unsend them. Furthermore, you can save certain messages as separate threads if you want to revisit them later.
Editing and unsending texts are two of the most in-demand features for chat services and Apple delivering them is a huge deal. With the threads feature, the company facilitates longer-lasting conversations about important topics.
Customization of Lock-Screen
The lock-screen is much more customizable by users in the latest version. For example, the subjects in the wallpaper are adjusted to appear in front of the time, giving it the necessary depth. Furthermore, the lock-screen can also display calendar events, alarms, reminders, and more.
Besides these, one can also explore the date and the time widget to play around with formatting options. These include colours, styles, and more. If you notice, this update emulates the Apple Smartwatch in many ways.
Smart Photo Sharing to iCloud Shared Photo Library
iOS16 also brings the shared photo library, where one can share specific pictures in a separate library with up to 6 collaborators. The camera also has a toggle using which you can directly share the pictures to this library.
The team in the background is also working on evolving this feature. The AI identifies subjects/people in a picture and automatically suggests the user to share the image with them.
Another service that had mostly remained unchanged was Apple’s Mail. In the latest upgrade, people can schedule emails, cancel deliveries, and even get better search results while searching for the existing mails.
Beyond this, if the service also notices some essential parts of the mail missing, it will suggest you add them. You can also set reminders for follow-up emails whenever necessary.
You will be able to add new transit cards to Wallet, check low balances, replenish your card, and see the total cost of your trip, all without leaving Maps.
While these are the major updates, there are numerous others for services such as CarPlay, Focus, Wallet Order Tracking, Live Text, Visual Look-Up, and more. In addition, the Apple iOS16 is compatible with iPhone devices from SE to the latest model. Besides this, it will also be compatible with the iPod as well. I hope you found this guide to Apple iOS16 useful, I can’t wait for it to come out.
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