Apple introduced the new version of the highly anticipated iPhone operating system, iOS 16. The new operating system will have features that can save users’ lives, especially in emergencies. Let’s take a look at all the features that will come to iPhones.
Apple launched the 2022 leg of its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event yesterday. The first day of the event, which will last until June 10, hosted Apple’s big announcements as always. One of these announcements was, of course, the new version of the iPhone operating system iOS, iOS 16.
The new version, which will be released for iPhone phones, brings many useful new features for iPhone users. Among the leading features of the operating system, there were features such as the arrangements made on the lock screen and the emergency button. Let’s take a look at all the innovations that will come with iOS 16.
What’s new with iOS 16:
iPhone lock screen redesigned:
With iOS 16, the lock screen is completely changed on iPhone screens. First, your wallpaper will have depth mode. If your wallpaper has a face or a person, it will stay in front of the text like clock.
You will now be able to add widgets to lock screens. These widgets include shortcuts such as the calendar app, weather, and a to-do list. In addition, you can make not only a single lock screen scheme, but also multiple lock screens and switch between them. There is even an artificial intelligence system that allows you to choose wallpaper.
Now, notifications that are too much to turn off your wallpaper on the lock screen are a thing of the past. Notifications will appear in bulk at the bottom of the screen. Finally, there will now be Live Activities on the lock screen. Thanks to this feature, you will be able to follow live matches from the lock screen, enlarge your music menu or track your progress.
The Messages app becomes like social media:
Apple’s Messages app will be one of the apps that will experience major changes with iOS 16. The Messages application will host brand new features, especially in dictation.
You will now be able to edit sent messages in the Messages app. Thanks to the new feature called SharePlay, you will be able to watch TV series, listen to music and more with your friends remotely.
Now the Dictation feature used in the Messages app will automatically add punctuation to your sentences. When you start dictating, the keyboard now stays open and you can return to typing whenever you want. This dictation feature is powered by Apple’s Neural Engine, making it easy to switch between touch typing and dictation.
Apple Wallet is getting more modern now
Apple Wallet now lets you share digital hotel keys with others, including Android users. Apple Wallet’s contactless payment feature is being enabled for merchants who want to accept payments for their products from iPhone.
Apple’s Maps app has been redesigned
Apple’s Maps app has been redesigned. With the redesigned Map application, detailed city plans of 11 countries including France, Switzerland and New Zealand will be added to the application.
With the new ‘Multiple Stops’ route system, you can set up to 15 stops on the route you have determined, and these routes go to the ‘Recently Drawn Routes’ tab and you can use these routes again whenever you want. You can edit these multi-stop routes on your Mac and send them to your iPhone, and you can add new stops to your route while in Apple CarPlay using Siri.
My Sports, a new tab for Apple News for sports lovers
With iOS 16, Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, a new tab is coming to Apple News. The name of this tab is My Sports. In this section, you will be able to follow the news, fixtures and details of the sports, leagues or teams you have chosen. In addition, as we mentioned, you can add this section to your lock screen as a live activity.
Family sharing will now be much more detailed
With the changes coming to Family Sharing, you will be able to manage the accounts you have created for your children much more easily. In the new Family Sharing application, where you can make age restrictions, you will be able to set up parental control more quickly.
When you turn on a new iPhone and put your own iPhone next to it, a ‘Quick start’ screen will appear where you can set up a new device for your child. You will now be able to reply from the Messages app whenever your child exceeds screen time and wants more time in Family Sharing. The Family Checklist options will be updated as your child grows.
With iOS 16, your security will be given more importance
With iOS 16 comes a new feature called Security Checkup. Thanks to this tool, the Personal Security of the users will be protected. As you know, in many relationships today, people easily share their passwords and locations with each other, but this can often become a problem.
With Apple’s new Emergency button, you can cut off access to all accounts. This prevents your location from being shared with people you don’t want and prevents them from accessing your accounts. In addition, when you press this button, your iCloud accounts that are open on all other devices are closed and you do not receive messages from the Messages application from people you do not want.
Fitness app now available on all iPhones
The fitness app was previously included in watchOS for Apple Watches. With iOS 16, the Fitness app will now be available on all iPhones, even if you don’t have an Apple Watch. You will be able to track your steps and exercises from the app.
iOS 16 also brings changes to the Live Text feature
Many new features have come to the Live Text feature. You can now use Live Text on videos. You can pause a video and copy the text from there. Most importantly, you can now do live translations with the camera in the Translate app, just like Google Translate.
SpotLight tool coming to Macs coming to iPhones too
Thanks to the SpotLight feature coming to the new macOS, it helps you find something easily when you search for it. For example, if you search for ‘horse photos’, you can immediately see horse photos both on the internet and on your device. You can find this feature when you click on the ‘Home’ button.