Best iOS 16.4 features iPhone users must try; Voice Isolation, Pay Later and more

Got the new iOS 16.4 update on your iPhone? Here are the best features iPhone users must try.

| Updated on: Apr 04 2023, 17:30 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
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1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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iOS 16.4 update brings several new features to iPhones. (Unsplash)

Apple periodically pushes out new updates for its devices to improve user experience with bug fixes, more refinement and new features. With iOS 16.4, Apple has introduced a host of security fixes, bug fixes and new features to enhance your iPhone experience even further. Now that the dust has settled, iOS 16.4 has a lot to offer and there are several excellent features that can help you get the most out of your iPhone. So, check out the best iOS 16.4 features iPhone users must try.

1. Voice Isolation for cellular calls

This new feature gives priority to your voice and suppresses the surrounding ambient noise, resulting in clearer phone conversations where both you and the person you're speaking to can have a much better, and clearer, conversation. Previously, Apple had limited this feature to VoIP calls through apps like FaceTime and WhatsApp, but you can now use it for cellular calls too.

2. Apple Pay Later

After facing delays, Apple Pay Later is finally here. Although it is only available to select U.S. users, Apple has started sending out invitations for users to access the pre-release version of Apple Pay Later around the world. It allows users to take credit from Apple, ranging from $50 to $1,000, which can be used for online and in-app purchases made with merchants that accept Apple Pay.

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3. New Emojis

The iOS 16.4 update has brought as many as 31 new emojis for your iPhone which were introduced with Unicode 15.0. The emojis include moose, jellyfish, goose, wing, black heart, pink heart, grey heart, fan, pea pod, ginger, and more.

4. Web Push Notifications for Safari

Web apps can finally send push notifications to your iPhone. Just like apps on your device, this feature will allow web apps to send notifications for various activities to your iPhone. To activate this, users will need to save a website as a web app on the iPhone's home screen to receive push notifications.

5. Changes to Apple Music interface

Minor changes have been introduced in Apple Music too. Users will now see queued songs appearing in a small banner towards the bottom of the app instead of a full screen pop up.

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First Published Date: 04 Apr, 16:58 IST