iOS 16: Better than Ever
In iOS 16, Apple introduces a brand-new Lock Screen experience and new methods to interact and communicate.
Users may customize their Lock Screens, store family images in the iCloud Shared Photo Library, recall and schedule communications, and learn more with Live Text and Visual Look Up.
Apple unveiled iPhone Software Updates, which includes the most significant update to the Lock Screen in the company’s history and new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that will transform how iPhone owners interact with their devices.
iOS 16 updates offer iCloud Shared Photo Library, which allows users to easily share a collection of photos with family and tweaks to Messages and Mail, which make it easier to keep in touch, and substantial improvements to Live Text Visual Look Up.
The lock screen in iOS 16 has been completely redesigned. The clock typeface, font colour, and backgrounds can all be changed. You can also rotate photographs and add widgets.
- The lock screen can now be used to focus. You may make new lock screens for each of your Focus modes, such as work and play, with their customizations and widgets.
- Messages now allow you to edit and remove messages. SharePlay will also function in Messages.
Apple Pay now allows you to make contactless payments with shops using only your iPhones, with no additional hardware required. Apple Pay Later allows you to pay for an item in four instalments over six weeks, with no interest or fees.
- People can share photos in a separate iCloud library using the iCloud Shared Photo Library.
- Family sharing has been improved in the upcoming iOS updates, making it much easier for parents to set up their children’s gadgets.
A Lock Screen That Is Unique To You
With iOS 16 updates, the Lock Screen becomes more personal, elegant, and useful. The subjects of images are elegantly arranged in front of the clock on the Lock Screen with a new layering effect, producing a sense of depth. With expressive text styles and colour choices, users can vary the appearance of the date and time.
The Lock Screen includes widgets inspired by Apple Watch complexities, allowing you to quickly access information like upcoming calendar events, weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones, Activity ring progress, and more.
Live Activity is a new feature on the Lock Screen from the iOS API services that allow users to remain on top of activities that are happening in real-time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order.
Notifications have been modified to slide up from the bottom, allowing users to see their customized Lock Screen.
Focus on achieving balance.
Focus is now more powerful, quicker to set up, and integrates with the Lock Screen, allowing users to associate a Lock Screen wallpaper and widgets with a certain Focus.
Users can just swipe to the matching Lock Screen to activate a Focus. Apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari can employ Focus filters to display only the content that is relevant to a user’s Focus, assisting them in finding a better balance.
With iCloud Shared Photo Library, you can keep all of your family photos in one place.
iCloud Shared Photo Library provides a new option for families to share photos seamlessly by creating a distinct iCloud library that up to six members may collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy. Users can share existing images from their collections, as well as share photos based on a start date or persons in the photos.
A new setting in the Camera app allows users to automatically send photos to the Shared Library. Users will also receive intelligent recommendations to share a photo with participants from the Shared Photo Library.
Every user in the Shared Photo Library can add, delete, edit, or favourite the shared photos or videos, which will then appear in their Memories and Featured Photos, allowing everyone to recall more full family moments.
Messages have been updated.
Users can edit or remember recently sent messages, retrieve communications that have been accidentally erased, and mark chats as unread so that they can return to them later.
Furthermore, SharePlay is coming to Messages, allowing you to enjoy synced content such as movies or songs with shared playback controls while conversing in the app.
New Tools for Mail
Users may now plan emails ahead of time and even cancel the delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox, thanks to new Mail tools. If a user forgets to add a key portion of their message, such as an attachment, Mail will alert them.
With Remind Later, users can resurface a message at any moment, and Follow Up ideas automatically remind users to follow up on an email if they have not received a response.
Mail also has the most significant search update, which employs cutting-edge approaches to give more relevant, accurate, and thorough results. When users start searching for emails, they see recent emails, contacts, documents, and links.
Enhancements to Live Text and Visual Lookup
Live Text is an iOS app that recognizes text in photographs using on-device intelligence, and it’s now expanding to include video. Users can pause a video at any point in the video and interact with the text. Users can also convert currency, translate text, and do other things with Live Text.
Visual Look Up expands on photographs by adding a new feature that allows users to tap and hold on an image’s topic to lift it from the backdrop and insert it in apps like Messages. Birds, insects, and monuments are all recognized using Visual Look Up.
Apple Pay Later, Order Tracking, and Other Features Have Been Added to Wallet
Apple Pay Later is a convenient and secure way for Apple Pay users in the United States to divide the amount of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments for six weeks, with no interest or fees.
Apple Pay Later, which is integrated into Apple Wallet and developed with customers’ financial health in mind, makes it simple to view, track, and reimburse Apple Pay Later payments from within the Wallet. Users can sign up for Apple Pay Later in Wallet or when checking out with Apple Pay.
Apple Pay Later is accessible at all locations. The Mastercard network accepts Apple Pay online and in-app. 4 Users can also receive detailed receipts and order tracking information in Wallet for Apple Pay purchases made at participating merchants with Apple Pay Order Tracking.
- Safari now includes shared Tab Groups, which allow you to share a selection of websites with friends and family while also allowing you to see what others are looking at. Passkech is unique digital keys that are easy to use, more secure, never kept on a web server, and stay on the device so hackers can’t steal them in a data breach or deceive users into sharing them browsing on Safari even safer.
- Apple Maps now supports multi-stop routing, allowing users to plan up to 15 stops ahead of time and have their routes immediately synced from their Mac to their iPhone when they’re ready to go.
- Family Sharing makes it simpler to create an account for a child with the appropriate parental controls in place straight away. It offers age-appropriate restrictions for applications, movies, books, music, and more, as well as a simplified process for setting up a new device that seamlessly applies current parental controls.
- Users can explore, manage, and view their accessories more easily using the Home app, while improvements to the underlying architecture give them more efficient and reliable control of their smart home.
- Game Center has been revamped with a new dashboard that displays all of your friends’ game activities and achievements in one location, making it simple for you to play with or compete against them.
- Users whose personal safety is threatened by domestic or intimate partner violence can utilize a new privacy feature called Safety Check to instantly remove all access they’ve provided to others.
- Apple Watch Mirroring for users with physical and motor disabilities who may rely on assistive features like Voice Control and Switch Control to fully control Apple Watch from their iPhone, and Door Detection for users who are blind or have low vision who can use their iPhone to navigate the last few feet to their destination.