iOS 16 will introduce many new features for iPhone users. Apple again emphasizes privacy and interface customization with its latest software update. Yesterday, Apple kicked off WWDC 2022. This is the meeting of the year dedicated to developers and fans of the Apple brand to discover the latest Apple software innovations and certain new products.
During the conference on Monday, June 6, Apple unveiled iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS Ventura (macOS 13) in terms of new software and the M2 chip with the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro on the hardware side.
We will come back today to the many unique features announced on iOS 16, which will land for everyone next September, but as of today, for those wishing to register for Apple’s beta program.
The lock screen becomes customizable
One of the main new features of iOS 16 is the ability to customize the lock screen. Awaited for a long time by users, this novelty will be very well received by compatible iPhone owners. The Cupertino company allows users to personalize their lock screen by integrating a style into their wallpaper and changing the time font with iOS 16. Wallpapers can also be displayed in relief and spend time behind a subject or an object, depending on the chosen photo. And that’s not all because users can also integrate widgets on their lock screen to display additional information such as the outside temperature, the battery level of their accessories, the calories burned and many others. To change the lock screen, just long-press the screen and click Change at the top of the screen.
Notifications and Focus Mode evolve
Still, at the lock screen level, iOS 16 will now display notifications at the bottom of the screen for a less intrusive appearance on the net. And with the new Live Activities feature, users will be able to better follow live notifications – for example, to follow a delivery in progress or the score of a match. In addition, the Concentration mode will offer a new model for the lock screen: it will be possible to change the configuration of the chosen Concentration mode directly from the lock screen without having to go to the settings. This can come in handy when you leave work and want to see more notifications appear quickly. Users will also have the option to change the display lock screen, with one wallpaper when you are at work and another when you are at home. In addition, iPhone owners will now be able to filter the content of applications that appear in notifications.
What’s new in Messages
We now move on to the Messages application and its many new features. Users will be able to modify a message after sending it, which is very practical when typing errors are made, or information is mistaken in a statement. Just long-press on a letter to edit it. Users will also have the option to un-send a message and delete a message from the conversation. The dictation mode also becomes more practical: users can start writing a message, then switch to dictation mode and return to writing via the keyboard without changing mode for better fluidity. The Live Text feature will also allow you to instantly translate what you can with your iPhone. Moreover, the feature will automatically recognize text in photos and videos and allow you to cut out people or objects in no time.
Safety Check: the new safety tool
Apple also unveiled Safety Check by introducing iOS 16. This is a new tool that will allow users to manage permissions and information or password sharing with other people or third-party applications. With just a few clicks, users will be able to revoke rights granted to others. This new control tool will come in handy to remove an abusive person from your digital privacy by preventing them from accessing your location or other sensitive data.
The Maps application is enriched
With iOS 16, Apple improves its Maps application (formerly Wallet) by launching several new features around Apple Pay. The first is Apple Pay Later which will allow users to pay in four instalments at no cost (a feature reserved only in the United States for the moment). Another novelty, which on the other hand, will be available worldwide, is the possibility of tracking orders with Apple Pay. For this, Apple has partnered with Shopify to provide the necessary tracking information. Finally, Apple took advantage of WWDC 2022 to officially launch the Tap to Pay feature, which allows merchants and small businesses to turn their iPhone into a TPE without the need for an external box.
Although there are so many new exciting features that have been implemented in the new IOS 16, I personally felt that a lot of new things Apple could have added that are present for Android users. However, with the new Lockscreen modifications, IOS 16 enriches the user experience and many of us are going to like it. You can upgrade to IOS 16 Beta 1 but, I’d suggest you wait for a while before the banking apps get compatible with it.