Here Are 10 of the Best New Features of iOS 16 for iPhone 8 to iPhone 13 | Tech News

Here Are 10 of the Best New Features of iOS 16 for iPhone 8 to iPhone 13

It’s that time of year again when your iPhone gets an upgrade, giving you a slew of new features to tinker with. Apple iOS 16 is available for download now for owners of the iPhone 8 and onwards.

| Updated on: Sep 14 2022, 10:47 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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Check the top 10 features in the iOS 16 for iPhone 8 onwards. (Apple)

It's that time of year again when your iPhone gets an upgrade, giving you a slew of new features to tinker with. Apple iOS 16 is available for download now for owners of the iPhone 8 to iPhone 13. Apple says the new operating system offers “all-new personalization features, deeper intelligence, and more seamless ways to communicate and share.”

Here are just some of the new features you can expect to see on your iPhone when you upgrade: 

1. iPhone Lock Screen This time round, the company is making a big deal about how you can customize the look of your lock screen. New features include a gallery of screen style options and the ability to add widgets like the weather, live sports scores or upcoming calendar events. Users can now customize fonts and blend their background images with the time and date display. Focus settings will let you switch what notifications show up when choosing between lock screens. 

2. iPhone Message Editing Ever hit “send” and been hit by a shudder of immediate regret at an embarrassing typo — or worse? iOS 16 will let you edit anything you send in Messages up to 15 mins after you've sent it, with a maximum of five edits allowed. If you really don't mean what you said, you can unsend a message altogether, providing you act within two minutes. In addition you can now mark a message “unread” if you want to come back to it later. 

3. iPhone Audio Messages Repeated listens of lengthy messages will be a thing of the past, with the ability to fast-forward and rewind audio messages. 

4. iPhone Collaboration Invitations If you want to get a project off the ground, this allows you to send a message to a group via Messages, and every recipient will be added to the document or spreadsheet you want to share. The feature will work with Apple's Files, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Notes, Reminders, and Safari, as well as third‑party apps. Then when someone makes an edit, to a Pages document for example, an update will be posted at the top of the Messages thread. 

5. iPhone Share Tabs Another one for the work collaboration crowd. This feature allows a user to share a group of Safari tabs with friends, which can then be added to by any of the users. The updates will be shared with the group instantly. 

6. iPhone Siri Hangs Up When you've got your hands full, ending a call can be a bind if you have to fumble to find the phone in your pocket. Now you can just ask Siri with the command “Hey Siri, hang up.” But beware if you're trying to be discreet — the caller will hear you ask Siri to end the call. 

7. iPhone Multi Stop Maps Planning a trip with multiple stops along the way? Now you'll be able to add several destinations en route and you'll be directed from stop to stop. 

8. iPhone Fitness and Health iOS 16 adds a Fitness app for all users that uses the phone's inbuilt motion sensors to provide an estimate of calories burned based on steps, distance traveled and the use of third-party fitness apps, even if you don't have an Apple Watch. And a new Medications feature in the Health app lets you keep track of what you should be taking and when. 

9. iPhone Lockdown Mode This won't be for everyone, but Apple says the new Lockdown feature “provides extreme protection for the very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats to their digital security.” The company says the function “further hardens your device's defenses and strictly limits certain functions, sharply reducing the attack surface that could potentially be exploited by highly targeted mercenary spyware. ” 

10. iPhone Camera Translation Perfect for that holiday to far-flung regions, this allows you to translate text around you using the camera in the Translate app. Just hold the camera up to the words you want translated, pause the view and the translation will be overlaid on the text in a still picture, allowing you to zoom in for a closer read. Alternatively you can translate text on photos in your library.

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First Published Date: 14 Sep, 10:45 IST