Apple Event 2022 iOS 16 Highlights: iOS 16 announced, lockscreen gets biggest update since 2007

    Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC) iOS 16 New Features, Launch, Release Date: The WWDC event kicks off. It brings several announcements including iOS 16, macOS, among others. The conference will conclude on June 10. Check latest updates related to iOS 16 here.
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    | Updated on: Jun 07 2022, 00:54 IST
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    Apple WWDC 2022 iOS 16 New Features, Launch, Release Date Live Updates (Apple)
    Apple WWDC 2022 iOS 16 New Features, Launch, Release Date Live Updates (Apple)

    Apple WWDC 2022: The Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC) kick started on Monday, June 6 and the conference will conclude on June 10 at 12:30AM IST. Several announcements related to Apple's new software products have been made in the event including iOS 16, macOS, watchOS, among others. A new MacBook Air has also been launched.

    Apple iOS 16 Keynote: The opening

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    07 Jun 2022, 12:10 AM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Accessibility updates

    Accessibility updates include Door Detection, which helps users who are blind or low vision to use their iPhone to navigate the last few feet to their destination, and Apple Watch Mirroring for users with physical and motor disabilities who may rely on assistive features like Voice Control and Switch Control to fully control Apple Watch from their iPhone. Additionally, Live Captions make it easier for the Deaf and hard of hearing community to follow along while on a phone or FaceTime call, using a videoconference or social media app, streaming media content, or having a conversation with someone next to them.

    07 Jun 2022, 12:09 AM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Safety Check

    A new privacy tool called Safety Check can be helpful to users whose personal safety is at risk from domestic or intimate partner violence by quickly removing all access they've granted to others. It includes an emergency reset that helps users easily sign out of iCloud on all their other devices, reset privacy permissions, and limit messaging to just the device in their hand. It also helps users understand and manage which people and apps they've given access to.

    07 Jun 2022, 12:06 AM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Personalised Spatial Audio

    Personalised Spatial Audio enables an even more precise and immersive listening experience. Listeners can use the TrueDepth camera on iPhone to create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience tuned just for them.

    07 Jun 2022, 12:05 AM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Game Center features a redesigned dashboard

    Game Center features a redesigned dashboard that shows friends' activity and accomplishments from games in one place, making it easy for players to jump in to play with or compete against their friends.

    07 Jun 2022, 12:05 AM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Apple News introduces a new My Sports section

    Apple News introduces a new My Sports section to easily follow favourite teams and leagues; receive stories from hundreds of top publishers; access scores, schedules, and standings for the top professional and college leagues; and watch highlights right in the News app.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:36 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: The Health app

    The Health app adds Medications, allowing users to conveniently build and manage a medications list, create schedules and reminders, and track their medications, vitamins, or supplements. In the US, users can simply point their iPhone camera at a label to add a medication, read about the medications they're taking, and receive an alert if there are potential critical interactions for their medications. In addition, users can share their Health data with loved ones, and easily create a PDF of available health records from connected health institutions, right from the Health app.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:36 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: The Fitness App

    The Fitness app is available to all iPhone users to help track and meet fitness goals, even if they don't have an Apple Watch. iPhone users can set up a daily Move goal in the Fitness app and see how their active calories will help close their Move ring. iPhone motion sensors can track steps, distance, flights climbed, and workouts from third-party apps, which can be converted into an estimation of active calories to contribute to users' daily Move goal. Users can also share their Move ring with friends for additional motivation.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:35 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Siri update

    Siri adds the ability to run shortcuts as soon as an app is downloaded without requiring upfront setup. Users can add emoji when sending a message, choose to send messages automatically — skipping the confirmation step — and hang up phone and FaceTime calls completely hands-free by simply saying “Hey Siri, hang up.”

    06 Jun 2022, 11:34 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Wallet Adds Apple Pay Later, Order Tracking, and Other Features

    Apple Pay Later provides users in the US with a seamless and secure way to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments spread over six weeks, with zero interest and no fees of any kind. Built into Apple Wallet and designed with users' financial health in mind, Apple Pay Later makes it easy to view, track, and repay Apple Pay Later payments within Wallet. Users can apply for Apple Pay Later when they are checking out with Apple Pay, or in Wallet. Apple Pay Later is available everywhere Apple Pay is accepted online or in-app, using the Mastercard network.4 Additionally, with Apple Pay Order Tracking, users can receive detailed receipts and order tracking information in Wallet for Apple Pay purchases with participating merchants.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:33 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Visual Look Up

    Visual Look Up takes photos further by introducing a new feature that allows users to tap and hold on the subject of an image to lift it from the background and place it in apps like Messages. Visual Look Up also expands to recognize birds, insects, and statues.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:32 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Live Text and Visual Look Up Enhancements

     

    Live Text uses on-device intelligence to recognise text in images across iOS, and it is now expanding to include video. Users can pause a video on any frame and interact with text. Live Text also adds the ability for users to quickly convert currency, translate text, and more.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:31 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: New Tools for Mail

    Now users can schedule emails ahead of time and are even given a moment to cancel delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient's inbox. Mail detects if the user forgot to include an important part of their message, such as an attachment. Users also have the option to resurface a message at any date and time with Remind Later, and Follow Up suggestions automatically remind users to follow up on an email if they have not received a response. Mail also includes the biggest overhaul to search, and uses state-of-the-art techniques to deliver more relevant, accurate, and complete results. Users see recent emails, contacts, documents, and links the moment they begin to search for emails.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:30 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Updates to Messages

    Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later.2 In addition, SharePlay is coming to Messages, making it possible to enjoy synced content like movies or songs and shared playback controls all while chatting in Messages. Users can edit or recall a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it, or recover recently deleted messages for up to 30 days after deletion.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:30 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: One Place for Family Photos with iCloud Shared Photo Library

     

    iCloud Shared Photo Library gives families a new way to share photos seamlessly with a separate iCloud library that up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy. Users can choose to share existing photos from their personal libraries, or share based on a start date or people in the photos. A user can also choose to send photos to the Shared Library automatically using a new toggle in the Camera app. Additionally, users will receive intelligent suggestions to share a photo that includes participants in the Shared Photo Library. Every user in the Shared Photo Library has access to add, delete, edit, or favorite the shared photos or videos, which will appear in each user's Memories and Featured Photos so that everyone can relive more complete family moments.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:29 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 Live: Find Balance with Focus

    Focus is more powerful, easier to set up, and now connects to the Lock Screen, offering users a way to tie a Lock Screen wallpaper and widgets to a particular Focus. To activate a Focus, users can simply swipe to the corresponding Lock Screen. With Focus filters, apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari can display only the content that is relevant to a user's Focus, helping them to find better balance.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:28 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Live Activities

    Live Activities is a new feature that helps users stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:25 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Apple Car Play gets a major redesign

    Apple Car Play gets a major redesign with the iOS 16. Better integration will ensure drivers can view navigation system without leaving the Car Play app. New themes and styles will also be available with the update.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:12 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Apple Home App with iOS 16

    Apple Home app will give users more control over their smart homes with better integration, customization, single view layout and more with the iOS 16 update.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:09 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: iCloud Shared Photo Library to change

    iCloud Shared Photo Library will change the way photo sharing works, says Apple. Now users can pick and choose to share particular images with members of the shared library. Users can set the camera to directly send the images to shared gallery as well.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:06 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: These are all the apps you will be able to share with up to 5 of your family members

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    iOS 16 update
    iOS 16 update
    iOS 16 update

    With the personalized access with the iOS 16 you will be able to share several apps with up to 5 of your family members. 

    06 Jun 2022, 11:03 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: New features announced for Apple maps

    Apple Maps
    Apple Maps
    Apple Maps
    Apple Maps

    New features have been announced for Apple maps. Frequent routes will be auto-saved, transits will allow users to check how much they will have to pay for a journey and add their cards to automatically pay for the journey. However, the redesigned Apple Maps will not be coming to India.

    06 Jun 2022, 11:01 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Pay Later introduced with iOS 16

    Apple has introduced Pay Later with iOS 16. Now users can divide their payments in four equal installments and pay it without any interest from eligible stores.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:59 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Auto crop the images this way

    iOS 16 update: Users can now touch and hold an image and the object can get auto cropped and moved to the message app without the background.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:56 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: iOS 16 brings new features to dictation

    iOS 16 brings new features to dictation.
    iOS 16 brings new features to dictation.
    iOS 16 brings new features to dictation.
    iOS 16 brings new features to dictation.

    iOS 16 also brings a host of new features to Dictation. The keyboard stays open to seamlessly shift between voice and touch. Apart from that emoji detection and punctuation detection is also there.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:54 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Messaging on iOS 16

    iOS 16 also improves messaging with features like edit, undo and marking any thread unread. Apple will also bring the Share Play to messages. Now users can use all the functionalities of Share Play while using the messages app.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:51 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: New live screen feature

    A new 'Live screen' activity feature has also been announced. Now the lock screen will also showcase constant updates from apps. iOS 16 also gets widgets, Focus filter, among others.

     

    06 Jun 2022, 10:44 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: About iOS 16 lockscreen

    As per the announcement, the lock screen is getting a major revamp. Apple iPhone users will be able to customise the lockscreen. From colour filter to the font for the time to the picture. You will be able to customise any element of the lock screen. iOS 16 lockscreen will also come with some suggested photos. Custom lockscreens can also be created.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:39 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: iOS 16 announced

    iOS 16 announced
    iOS 16 announced
    iOS 16 announced
    iOS 16 announced

    iOS 16 has been announced. Check the first look here. 

    06 Jun 2022, 10:32 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: The livestream starts

    Apple's livestream is now live on its official website, YouTube channel and on the Apple TV app. Apple CEO Tim Cook starts the show.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:27 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: WWDC 2022 event to start soon, know the expectations

    Apple's WWDC 2022 event is about to start in 5 minutes. As per the reports, several announcements related to Apple's new software products are expected to be made in the event including iOS 16, macOS, watchOS, among others. A new MacBook Air is also likely to be launched.

    06 Jun 2022, 10:04 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Tim Cook to address  WWDC's opening keynote

    Apple's WWDC 2022 event is now just 30 minutes away. The event's opening keynote is expected to be addressed by Apple CEO Tim Cook at 10:30pm IST.  Stay tuned for latest developments here.

    06 Jun 2022, 09:26 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Where to watch?

    Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2022 event will start at 10:30PM IST and can be watched on Apple's official website (apple.com), Apple's YouTube channel, and Apple TV.

    06 Jun 2022, 08:57 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Tim Cook changes his Twitter profile picture

    Tim Cook's Twitter profile picture.
    Tim Cook's Twitter profile picture. (Tim Cook Twitter)
    Tim Cook's Twitter profile picture.
    Tim Cook's Twitter profile picture. (Tim Cook Twitter)

    Hours before the Apple WWDC 2022 event, company's CEO Tim Cook has changed his Twitter profile picture. Seeing the picture, it can be guessed that MacBook Air launch can happen today. 

    06 Jun 2022, 08:46 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: It's going to be a great day!

    “Developers assemble! It's going to be a great day! #WWDC22,” tweets Apple CEO Tim Cook, hours before the WWDC 2022 event to start.

    06 Jun 2022, 08:34 PM IST

    Apple iOS 16 LIVE: Apple online store down

    Apple Online Store is down.
    Apple Online Store is down. (Apple)
    Apple Online Store is down.
    Apple Online Store is down. (Apple)

    Apple online store is down, which indicates that the company is going to make some big announcements. Be ready for the surprises! 

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