Already? iOS 16.1 just released to developers; check what's new

Apple has released iOS 16.1 to the developers. iOS 16.1 is said to bring the ability to delete Wallet, edit Lock/Home Screen easier, clean energy charging and more. Check details.

| Updated on: Sep 15 2022, 19:35 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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Here is what new Apple iOS 16.1 will bring to your iPhone. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

After releasing the iOS 16 update for iPhone users on Monday, September 12, Apple on Wednesday released the first beta of iOS 16.1 for testing purposes to the developers. According to a report by MaxRumors, registered developers can download the iOS 16 profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once downloaded and installed, the beta will be available to them. In a series of tweets, MacRumors have also informed about the changes iOS 16.1 will bring to the iPhones including- adding battery percentage to iPhone 13 Mini Status Bar, Clean Energy Charging option, Live Activities will come to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island, and more. Here is the list of changes iOS 16.1 can bring to your iPhone.

1. Battery percentage in status bar

According to the information provided by MacRumors, iOS 16.1 will add battery percentage to the battery icon in the status bar of several iPhone models including iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini, among others.

2. Ability to delete Wallet App

iOS 16.1 will add the option to remove the Wallet app from the iPhone entirely. It can be known that the earlier versions of iOS and even iOS 16 allowed the iPhone users to remove the app from the Home Screen, but not delete it.

3. Ability to edit Lock Screen/Home Screen

iOS 16.1 will allow users to customize the Lock Screen/Home Screen of the iPhones by tapping on the "Customize" interface which will be available on the Lock Screen.

4. Add clean energy charging

iOS 16.1 will add a toggle to enable "Clean Energy Charging" in the Battery section of the Settings app. According to the report, Clean Energy Charging will try to reduce the carbon footprint by selectively charging when lower carbon emission electricity is available.

5. Live activities Lock Screen feature

iOS 16.1 launch will bring live activities Lock Screen feature. Live activities are interactive notifications that will keep you updated with the things happening in real time right from the Lock Screen. Also, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users will be able to see Live Activities in the Dynamic Island.

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First Published Date: 15 Sep, 19:35 IST
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