iOS 16, which brings with it some new features and improvements.
Here’s What Apple iOS 16 Has To Offer
If you’re an iPhone user, then you’ll probably be excited by what’s coming up next. There are plenty of changes under the hood, as well as some new features that will make using your phone easier than ever before.
The latest version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, iOS 16, was released on Monday and brings with it a number of new features and upgrades. Compatible devices can now download iOS 16, which first debuted at Apple’s WWDC conference in the spring.
The new software comes with a more customizable lock screen, message editing, and a magic photo editing tool, among other improvements.
Here are the 5 best new features in iOS 16:
“Now you can edit your messages after you send them,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, at WWDC. “A tiny ‘edited’ appears in the status under the message.”
Next, you can recall a sent message immediately. If you accidentally send an unfinished message, you can use the Undo Send tool to prevent it from being read and hopefully look less chaotic to your friends and family.
You can also mark messages and threads as unread. This could be an excellent tool for when you don’t have time to respond to a message at the moment but want to make sure you
come back to it later.
New customizable lock screen
One of the things you look at the most on your iPhone is the lock screen, especially if you have a Face ID-equipped iPhone. iOS 16 brings the most substantial update to the iPhone’s lock screen yet. You can now press and hold to edit your lock screen. You can swipe to try out several different styles. Each style changes the color filter for the background photo and the font on the lock screen, so everything complements each other.
This feels a bit like Apple’s take on Google’s Material You, which launched with Android 12. You can also customize the fonts for the time and date and add lock screen widgets like temperature, activity rings, and a calendar. The widgets are akin to complications on the Apple Watch lock screen.
Now you can use Private Access Tokens to Skip CAPTCHAs
The CAPTCHA- the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart- has been a necessary evil across the internet. CAPTCHAs are designed to ensure that a person is accessing a website or service, not a bot.
With iOS 16, Apple plans to replace these awkward interactions with Private Access Tokens. According to a video on Apple’s website demonstrating Private Access Tokens, websites supporting the token will essentially log in and authenticate that you are indeed a human without having to play any of the usual CAPTCHA games.
Apple says in the video that the company is working with other companies to roll out support for this feature, so we can’t say the CAPTCHA will be dead after iOS 16 rolls out to the public. But the concept could provide some relief if it gets adopted.
iOS 16 Live Activities and Notification
Sometimes notifications can cover up your lock screen’s photo, so iOS 16 moves notifications to the bottom of your display. As you receive them, instead of being compiled into a list, they appear like a vertical carousel. This not only looks better but should be a big help for one-handed use of your iPhone.
iOS 16 also aims to solve another notification problem. Sometimes you get a bunch of notifications in a row from one app, like the score of a basketball game. A new tool for developers called Live Activities makes it easier to stay on top of things happening in real time from your lock screen, instead of getting a series of interruptions.
Live Activities should make it easier to follow sporting events, workouts or even the progress of an Uber ride.
More states’ ID cards will be available in your Wallet app on iOS 16, with more security and privacy features. For example, rather than your exact birth date, the Wallet app will display your ID and that you’re over 21.
Apple Pay Later and Wallet
Sharing keys with apps like Mail and Messages will also be easier on iOS 16. When your friend receives the key, they can add it to the Wallet app on their iPhone. Apple is working to ensure that shared keys are an industry standard and free for others.
Apple Pay is always looking for ways to make your life easier. So it’s no surprise that the company is expanding its payment options to include a new service called Apple Pay Later. This Klarna-like service lets you split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments spread over six weeks, with zero interest and no fees. Upcoming payments are managed through the Wallet app, making it easy to keep track of dates and payments.
But Apple Pay doesn’t stop there. A new feature will also help you track Apple Pay orders, and lets merchants deliver detailed receipts and tracking information. This should make it easier to stay up to date on the status of all your orders.
So whether you’re looking to pay for your new iPhone in installments or keep track of all your Apple Pay purchases, Apple Pay Later is sure to make your life a little easier.
Apple has released the latest version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 16, which brings several new features and upgrades. Compatible devices can now download iOS 16, which debuted at Apple’s WWDC conference in the spring.
The new software comes with a more customizable lock screen, message editing, and a magic photo editing tool, among other improvements. Here are the 5 best new features in iOS 16:
- Message Editing
- Customizable Lock Screen
- Private Access Tokens to Skip CAPTCHAs
- Live Activities and Notification
- Apple Pay Later and Wallet
With iOS 16, Apple has again shown its commitment to delivering a high-quality user experience. The new features and upgrades in this latest release will improve the experience for all iPhone users.