Ditch your old lock screen and join a new era of phone personalization. Finally, iOS 16 will release on Monday, September 12.
On September 7, at its ‘Far Out’ event, Apple introduced the 2022 iPhone lineup, new Apple Watch models, and the next generation of Apple AirPods Pro. The tech giant also announced that iOS 16 would be released on September 12. iOS 16 adds new customization options, enhanced intelligence, and streamlined communication methods and sharing to the iPhone.
What about the new iOS 16 update?
Since 2007, Apple has released an updated version of iOS every year. Moreover, these updates have been used as a platform for making significant changes to the system. Minor updates will continue to be released throughout the year for users. The most recent version, iOS 15.6.1, also includes a critical security patch. However, the major releases that upgrade iOS to a full version typically occur in September.
Improvements in iOS 16
CNET has been beta testing iOS 16 for months, so we know what to anticipate. The new operating system is coming to the iPhone 8, the second generation iPhone SE, and all subsequent devices. Enhancements to Apple Wallet and the addition of SharePlay are two of iOS 16’s most notable new features.
Other notable additions include a more customized lock screen, the ability to edit and unsend iMessages (with constraints), some modifications to lock screen notifications, and more.
Apple launched iOS 16 at June this year’s WWDC conference. With the latest update, iPhone users can tap an element on the lock screen to change its font, colour, or position. In addition, the Focus mode allows users to customize the lock screen by adding widgets.
In iOS 16, up to five people can access a user’s private iCloud photo collection. They can submit all their old images or use setup tools to contribute specific photos based on the start date or persons. Another feature coming with the iOS 16 is the ability to modify iMessage. Within 15 minutes of sending, users will no longer be able to change their messages.
Edit history is visible to recipients. And if they don’t have time to respond immediately but want to make sure to get back to the sender, they can mark the message as unread until they do.
Moreover, iPhone users can collaborate on Tab Groups with their pals using the same browser. While collaborating, everyone can add their tabs and witness the Tab Group update in real-time.