Android-like lock screen, outgoing messages that can be recalled or fixed, family photos saved in iCloud Shared Photo Library, and Live Text translation… are three of the new features of iOS 16.
During the WWDC 2022 event this morning, Apple introduced iOS 16 with a series of new features with the statement that “will change the way users experience iPhone”.
A personalized lock screen experience
This feature is equipped with Apple Watch-inspired utilities such as weather, battery level, alarm, time zone… for users to personalize and change the interface according to their preferences. In addition, Apple also added many themed wallpapers such as weather, astronomy, etc.
Users can customize by needing to long press outside the lock screen without having to go to the settings. The notification section is also rearranged, moving from the bottom to the top, instead of stacking as before.
The Focus feature is updated right on the lock screen for users to quickly activate one of the modes such as Do Not Disturb, Personal…
Notifications have been redesigned to scroll up from the bottom, ensuring users view their personalized Lock Screen.
Messages and emails in iOS 16
Users can edit or recall sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark messages as unread so they can be viewed again later. In addition, the SharePlay feature helps users view synced content, like a shared movie or song, while still chatting via messages.
With email, users can set the time to send messages to recipients, automatically detecting when important content is missing, like attachments. Users also can re-display emails at any time with the Remind Later feature. Following suggestions will automatically prompt the user to check if no response has been received.
One place for family photos with iCloud Shared Photo Library
The Shared Gallery feature allows easy photo sharing to accounts belonging to a group of family and friends of up to 6 people. Users can automatically upload photos from their device, add or remove photos… and they will automatically appear in the Memories or Featured Photos section of each user in the group that has access.
Live Text is a feature from iOS 15 that helps recognize text in photos and videos. Users only need to turn on the camera, select Live Text, then take a photo with clear text and the AI system will separate the text on it, allowing the user to save it as text.
In the new update, Live Text adds the ability to convert currencies. Apple also added a Visual Look Up tool, allowing you to touch and hold the subject of an image to separate it from the background and bring it into other applications.
Wallet in iOS 15
Wallet also has some extended features, with securely sharing saved IDs by providing only necessary information. It’s also easier to share saved passwords. Apple Pay has been updated with a new “Pay Later” feature, adding the option to split an invoice into four equal payments with no interest or fees. Apple Maps will be routed to multiple points in iOS 16, and six new cities will be added to the “detailed city experiences” introduced in iOS 15.
List of devices updated to iOS 16:
iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro.
iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13.
iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro.
iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12.
iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS.
iPhone 11, iPhone XR.
iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8.
iPhone SE 2020 (2nd generation iPhone SE).