iOS 16 features that will NOT work on old iPhone models: Action Mode, Live Captions, etc

iOS 16 will have many features that will be restricted to some of the new iPhone models only. Here is what we know.

| Updated on: Sep 13 2022, 10:41 IST
Apple WWDC 2022: Top 10 iOS 16 features coming to your iPhones
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1/10 Customizable lock screen for iPhones: Apple has substantially upgraded the iOS lock screens with features such as ability to create and edit custom lock screens, add filters, change font styles. This is the biggest lock screen update on iPhones since the launch of iOS itself. (Apple)
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2/10 Wallpaper Gallery: Apple has introduced lock screen gallery in iOS 16. It will have a plethora of wallpapers that users can choose from. Various apps like weather will also provide a live wallpaper feature. (Apple)
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3/10 Widgets: Apple has also refreshed widgets and you can now enable them on your lock screen itself. From Music, Weather, to Smart Stack, you will now be able to bring all your important apps’ widgets to your lock screens. Now, you can even create custom lock screens and match them to your Focus modes. (Apple)
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4/10 Messages: The Messages app has also received a major update with some long-requested features. You can now unsend messages and even have the option to edit already sent messages! Isn’t that amazing? Oh, and SharePlay now works in Messages too. (Apple)
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5/10 Maps: Apple Maps has been updated to support visual look-around. Apple has introduced the multi-stop functionality to Maps as well as seamless integration with Apple Wallet. (Apple)
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6/10 LiveText: LiveText: One of the most popular Apple features, LiveText also has been improved. You can now use LiveText in videos as well as other apps. (Apple)
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7/10 Dictation: Dictation on Apple has just got smarter thanks to machine learning. You can now select a text and use dictation to edit it, or type an entire paragraph with your voice. The keyboard stays open to seamlessly shift between voice and touch. It even includes emoji detection and punctuation detection! (Apple)
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8/10 Notifications: iOS Notifications has also received some much-needed updates. Notifications will now be categorized from the bottom, keeping the lock screen cluster-free. (Apple)
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9/10 Visual Lookup: Visual Lookup has been improved. You can now tap and hold an object for Visual Lookup as well as send that object to someone as a message. (Apple)
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10/10 Mail: The Mail app has been updated. It now has several excellent features such as un-send mails, follow up, remind me later, and more. (Apple)
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iOS 16 features that will be restricted to a few iPhone models.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

The iOS 16 update is here and for many iPhone users today, it will enhance the user experience drastically when compared to the older iOS 15 update. Apple is focusing on a customisation experience this time with iOS 16 along with a couple of features that make using an iPhone a smarter choice. The update is now available to download for all supported iPhone models in India and you can download it right away.

iOS 16 will reach all iPhone 8 and newer models, and will leave out the iPhone 7 as well as iPhone 6s series. In fact, the iOS 16 update will arrive on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The update will come pre-installed on the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

However, it is also said that some iOS 16 features are restricted to newer iPhone models. We take a quick look at all those features.

iOS 16 features restricted to some models

These features need the A12 Bionic chipset to work, which means they will be supported on iPhone Xs and newer models only.

-Live Text in videos

-Quick Actions in Live Text

-New Languages for Live Text

-Siri can now send emojis in texts

-Dictation with text edits

-Add medications using iPhone camera

-Image Search is Spotlight now works on more apps

Then there's the Live Caption feature that works only on iPhone 11 and newer models. Moreover, the improved Cinematic Mode quality as well as foreground blur in portrait mode photos are coming only to the iPhone 13 series models.

And then there are some iPhone 14 exclusive features in iOS 16. The Cinematic Mode can now record in 4K resolution at 24 fps and 30 fps. The Action Mode is another addition to the camera app.

Additionally, the iOS 16 update also brings the battery meter to the following models:

- iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max

- iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max

- iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

- iPhone XS and XS Max

- iPhone X


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First Published Date: 13 Sep, 10:38 IST