iOS 16 introduces a number of stunning new features to make your iPhone more personal


The biggest update to the Lock Screen ever, the ability to edit and contribute in Messages, new tools in Mail, and more ways to engage with photographs and videos with Live Text and Visual Look Up are all part of the iOS 16 update by Apple, which makes your iPhone a more personalized device.

Apple announced in a statement that iOS 16 is now available as a free software update for the iPhone 8 and later.

Apple will launch an iCloud Shared Photo Library in a subsequent update to allow families a new option to share photos invisibly with their own iCloud library that up to six individuals may work on, add to, and utilize.

In iOS 16, the lock screen has been completely redesigned. It now has a new depth effect that artistically places objects in front of the time, expressive typefaces and color schemes that can alter how the date and time appear, and widgets that provide quick access to information.

Users can opt to view notifications in an enlarged list, stacked, or as a countdown view, according to Apple. “Redesigned notifications now roll in from the bottom to offer a clear view of the lock screen,” the company said.

With the aid of Focus filters, users of programs like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari can find a better balance by seeing just the stuff that is pertinent to their focus.

The ability to edit, reverse send, and flag conversations as unread has been added to Messages, making it even simpler to keep in touch.

According to the tech giant, in order to enjoy synchronized material like movies or music with shared playback controls, users may now invite friends and family to SharePlay using Messages.

New collaboration tools in Messages also make collaborating with others simple and quick.

Now, users have the option to either preemptively plan email delivery or postpone it till the recipient’s inbox.

With Remind Later, users can also make reminders to return to messages at a later time, get automatic recommendations to follow up on emails if they haven’t heard back from them, and receive notifications when they’ve forgotten to include a recipient or attachment.

According to Apple, users may now tap and hold an image’s subject to remove it from the backdrop and insert it into apps like Messages.

In addition, Visual Look Up now recognises birds, insects, spiders, and statues, making it easier for users to rapidly learn more about the things they see in pictures.

With passkeys, a next-generation credential that can’t be phished or leaked and is more secure and convenient to use, browsing in Safari is even safer.

Passkeys are intended to replace passwords; they utilize Touch ID or Face ID for biometric authentication and iCloud Keychain for end-to-end encrypted syncing across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, according to a statement from Apple.

All iPhone users may now use the Fitness app to track their fitness progress and reach their objectives, even if they don’t own an Apple Watch.

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