iOS 16 to make new app installation FASTER! Coming to iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12

    iOS 16 with the upcoming update will allow faster app installations via a clever way. Know more.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 29 2022, 18:37 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)
    iOS 16.1 to make new app installation faster .
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    iOS 16.1 to make new app installation faster . (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    iOS 16 is a big update for iPhone users and if you haven't got it yet, you should head to the Settings and install it immediately. A new customisable lockscreen, keyboard haptics, and the ability to edit messages are just some of the features iOS 16 excites us with. However, the upcoming iOS 16.1 update brings a feature that is going to please gamers and creators alike. The iOS 16.1 update will now allow your iPhone to install the app data in background before you launch the app first.

    The feature will work as soon as an app installation completes. It allows the app to run in the background and start downloading the app data as well as files. By the time you open the app, it will have downloaded most of the data, or all of it. Hence, you can start using your app without waiting for it to download the in-app data. The feature is also coming to macOS Ventura.

    iOS 16 to install app data in background

    What remains to be seen is whether the feature is applicable on games that need to download the in-app data separately. Titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, Asphalt 9, and Apex Legends Mobile could vastly benefit from this feature, especially when someone upgrades from an old iPhone, or moves to a new iPhone for the first time.

    Other than pre-load in-app content, the iOS 16.1 update will also bring a couple of other features. The lockscreen customisation feature is getting a big revamp, letting you customise either the lockscreen or homescreen individually. The battery meter will be coming to the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini, and it will get a revamped icon as well. Live Activities will now be implemented, which means you can track your food or Amazon delivery from the lockscreen, if the developers make use of the feature.

    The iOS 16.1 update could be announced in October along with the iPadOS 16.1 update, the latter being the first annual update for iPads this year. The iPadOS 16.1 update will introduce the Stage Manager feature to iPad Pro 3rd and 4th Gen models, as well as the M1 powered iPad models from the present lineup.

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    First Published Date: 29 Sep, 18:36 IST
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