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iOS 16 is out, check all the changes and features it brings

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Finally iOS 16 is here, believe me iOS 16 brings big changes for iPhone users. iOS 16 enhances iPhone with all‑new personalisation features, deeper intelligence and seamless ways to communicate and share.

Without wasting much time, let’s dive into the list of iOS 16 features and changes.

iOS 16 Lock Screen Feature

Lock Screen gallery – For inspiration on how to make the Lock Screen your own, browse a gallery of many options, each with a unique backdrop, stylised view of the date and time, and information you can see at a glance.

Lock Screen editing – It’s easy to customise the font, colour or placement of elements on your Lock Screen by tapping the element.

Lock Screens made for Focus – iOS suggests a relevant set of Lock Screens for provided Focus options, such as a data-rich Lock Screen while you’re using the Work Focus or a photo Lock Screen while you’re using the Personal Focus.

Notification animations – Notifications, including your notification summary, now roll in from the bottom of your Lock Screen, making them easy to see at a glance as they come in

Notification view on Lock Screen – Choose to view notifications on the Lock Screen in an expanded list view, stacked view or count view. You can pinch to change the layout in context.

iOS 16 features

Messages Features

Edit a message – You can edit a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it. Recipients will be able to see a record of edits made to the message.

Mark as unread – Mark messages as unread when you don’t have time to respond but want to be sure to reply to the sender later.

Undo send – Unsend any message for up to 2 minutes after sending it.

Recover recently deleted messages – You can recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days after deleting them.

Dual SIM message filtering – Filter conversations in Messages by individual SIM.

SMS subclassification – The Messages filter extension now further classifies business messages into sub-categories such as finance, orders, reminders, coupons and so on.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max Specifications

iOS 16 Home Features

All-new Home app – The Home app has an all‑new design that makes it easier to navigate, organise, view and control all your accessories. Improvements to the underlying architecture enhance your smart home’s performance and make it more efficient and reliable.

Categories – Categories for Lights, Climate, Security, Speakers and TVs, and Water let you quickly access all the relevant accessories organised by room, along with more detailed status information.

New camera view – Up to four camera views are displayed front and centre in the Home tab, and with just a scroll, you can see any additional camera views in your home

Whole-house view – See your entire home at a glance in the redesigned Home tab. Rooms and favourite accessories are integrated into the app’s main tab, giving you easier access to accessories you use most.

Health Features

Track your medications – Create a medications list to keep track of medications, vitamins and supplements you take. And add custom visuals to make them easy to remember.

Reminders for medications – Create custom schedules and reminders for each medication, whether you take medications multiple times a day, once a week or as needed.

Medication logging – Log when you’ve taken your medications from a reminder or log medications right in the Health app. Interactive charts help you understand when you’ve taken your medications and give you insight into your medication adherence.

Invitations for Health Sharing – Invite your loved ones to share their health data securely with you. Once they receive your invitation, they can choose which data to share.

iOS 16 Security Features

Lockdown Mode – This new security mode provides extreme protection for the very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats to their digital security. It further hardens your device’s defenses and strictly limits certain functions, sharply reducing the attack surface that could potentially be exploited by highly targeted mercenary spyware.

Landscape Face ID – Face ID works in landscape on supported iPhone models.

Rapid Security Response – Get important security improvements to your devices even faster. These improvements can be applied automatically between standard software updates.

Privacy Features

Safety Check – This new section in Settings helps people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations quickly reset the access they’ve granted to others. It also helps you manage which people and apps you’ve given access to.

Lock Hidden and Recently Deleted albums in Photos – The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your iPhone authentication method: Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode.

Media streaming improvements – Stream video directly from devices that support non‑AirPlay streaming protocols without having to provide Bluetooth or local network access permission.

iOS 16 Accessibility Features

Apple Watch mirroring – Fully control Apple Watch from iPhone and use Switch Control, Voice Control or any other assistive features on iPhone to get the most out of your Apple Watch.

Buddy controller – Combine inputs from multiple game controllers into one so your family member or friend can support you in getting to the next level in your game.

Voice Control call hang up – You can now hang up Phone and FaceTime calls with Voice Control. Just use the voice command “hang up” when Voice Control is turned on (participants on the call will hear you).

Siri Announce Notifications for hearing devices – Use Siri to announce iPhone notifications on your Made for iPhone hearing devices.

Additional customisation options for Sound Recognition – Train iPhone to listen to sounds that are specific to your environment, such as the beeping sound of an electrical appliance in your kitchen, the precise ring of the doorbell in your home and more.

Camera Features

Foreground blur in portrait photos – Portrait mode lets you blur objects in the foreground of a photo for a more realistic‑looking depth‑of‑field effect.

Improved quality when recording in Cinematic mode – When recording videos in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, the depth‑of‑field effect is more accurate for profile angles and around the edges of hair and glasses.

iOS 16 Photos Features

Duplicate detection – Photos identifies duplicate photos in Albums > Utilities so you can quickly clean up your library.

Lock Hidden and Recently Deleted albums – The Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are locked by default and can be unlocked using your iPhone authentication method: Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode.

Copy and paste edits – Copy the edits you’ve made to a photo and paste them onto another photo — or a batch of photos.

Undo and redo edits – Undo and redo multiple edit steps in your photos.

Tap to restart a video in Memories – When a video is playing in a memory, tap to restart the video and play it from the beginning while the music continues to play.

Wallet Features

Add keys from Safari – You can now securely add new keys to your iPhone and Apple Watch directly from a website in Safari without having to download an app.

Quick access menu – The quick access menu (available for specific passes and cards) lets users access many back-of-pass features with a single tap.

Key sharing – Securely share your keys in Apple Wallet with the people you trust via your favourite messaging apps, such as Messages, Mail or WhatsApp.

Top up Apple account – Customers can replenish their account balance from their Apple Account card in Wallet.

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