Hello friends, today we are going to discuss the Cool Features of IOS16 that will come with the iPhone 14. IOS 16 is here the software that the next iPhone 14 is going to release so these are my top 10 new features right here.
What are the features of IOS 16?
From apple HQ the place where they would think of number 10 being properly live wallpapers sort of you still can’t get full moving video wallpapers like you can on android but you do not get wallpapers that animate as you transition between the lock screen and the home screen it is pretty much a one to one of a feature that xiXiaomias had for years now but still, it does add a much-needed touch of life to the iPhone.
the new wallpaper gallery so you know how right now if you want to find new wallpapers all the time pretty much your only option is to head onto the app store and download one of those free wallpaper apps that serves you an ad every single time you click a button well apple is now trying to bring this feature internally so now when you go to choose a new wallpaper your phone will serve you a combination of both new wallpapers that it thinks you’ll like and also photos you’ve already taken that it thinks are a good fit.
I get bored on my home screen easily you can now set it to shuffle so every single time you check your iPhone’s lock screen there is a new wallpaper automatically applied messages have also had an upgrade a very simple upgrade but one that will probably affect quite a lot of people you can now edit messages after you’ve sent them in case let’s say you spell a word wrong you can undo messages and you can also mark a message thread as unread.
Is how ios 16 manages to improve the general intelligence of iPhones so you might know that right now when you take a photo on an iPhone you can interact with the text in that photo but with the new ios, you can also pause any video and interact with the text within any frame you’ve got new quick actions in the camera which let you convert currencies and translate text in real-time.
I think this is even cooler. A feature called visual lookup lets you touch and hold the subject of a photo, let’s say your dog, and then instantly it can strip out the subject separating it from the background to be able to paste that subject into other apps, let’s say messages. Finally, dictation is now more intelligent when you’re using speech to text on your iPhone it’ll now automatically add in punctuation and somehow even emojis.
Let’s talk about sharing because I get the impression that sharing is the thing that Apple is trying to double down on right now, so first up is photo sharing which is trying to address the very real problem of each member of a family or friendship group having their own set of photos that they’ve taken but never the full set of photos that everyone’s taken so IOS 16 now creates a shared iCloud photo library with up to five people, and you can set the rules that dictate what gets shared to that folder.
The location that a photo was taken in or who is actually in that shot and even within the camera app you now have an option to shoot photos directly to a shared iCloud library it’s very convenient, but I do also feel like there’s a high likelihood of accidentally sharing something that you did not want to share is not always caring there is also a lot more emphasis on sharing things by the message’s app. Apple is also trying to allow you to reduce the amount with something that they’re calling a safety check which is made for sufferers of abusive relationships to be able to quickly stop sharing your location to be able to reset your privacy settings and also sign out of iCloud and apple messages on all your devices except the one you’re using is very smart.
Apple pays now one new thing coming is that you’re very soon going to be able to tap two iPhones together and just with that transfer money from one user to another user that’s pretty cool already but then something I think is enormous is a feature that they’re calling Apple Pay later it lets you when you’re about to buy a product using Apple Pay to split that payment up into four separate chunks with zero interest and no fees so at the point where you’re buying something apple pays the full amount of that purchase to the company and then over the next six weeks takes back that amount bit by bit from your account it’s almost like apple’s becoming a bank and related to that they’re also lasering in on expanding the Apple Wallet.
They’re working with various states and cities to try to make your Apple Wallet hold your driving license plus your keys your Apple Wallet can now hold your hotel keys your office keys your home keys and just like with a physical key that you could, you know to take out of your wallet and hand over to someone else you can now just send someone one of your virtual keys through an apple message.
The new Apple maps are also kind of exciting now just to give you a little bit of context I’m pretty much mostly a google maps user I quite like how it’s it’s not focused on being ultimately streamlined and instead just focuses on getting as many features in as possible but there is enough new stuff coming to apple maps that I’m pretty keen to give it another go there’s an upgraded 3d view which highlights buildings with better elevation and improved detail and to be fair on the demos they showed us this looks people with even a different aesthetic depending on whether your phone is set to the light mode or dark mode but I think I do need to see how it looks in the more day-to-day more normal rural scenarios.
You can now plan a route with up to 15 different stops in advance you can plan that route on your mac and then send it straight to your iPhone which is something that I would use it will save me the couple of minutes that it takes to re-enter it on my phone plus you can also see the fares and make the payment for those fares of any public transport within the apple maps app.
One of the things that I’m most excited about though is how ios 16 handles notifications and I think the key thing it’s trying to do is reduce that feeling of spam so for starters notifications now come up from the bottom of your lock screen instead of near the top but then also I imagine I’m not the only one who has a couple of apps that try to ping me like 10 different times per day you get this a lot if you use sporting apps they’ll give you a new notification anytime even the most minor thing happens so ios 16 separates them it puts these activity-based notifications into a separate live activities section it makes them more compact and it allows you to set them so that they don’t bug you in the same way that notifications that require your attention need to.
I would say the most significant change in ios 16 is the lock screen it’s taking its sweet sweet time but finally, we have proper lock screen customization you press and hold on your screen and it takes you to the editor mode it’s a very apple experience like it’s somewhat controlled like you can’t change the core format of the screen and you still can’t move around the camera icon or the flashlight icon but in traditional Apple style, it does make the customization very easy like with one swipe you can change the color filter applied to the wallpaper you can change the text font you can change the text color.
If you don’t love the automatic settings that apple’s chosen for you can tap on any individual element to have a fiddle yourself your phone can detect the multiple different layers within a portrait mode shot that you’ve taken and sandwich the clock between them there’s a new look to music with bigger album art plus widgets in ios 14 apple introduced widgets on the home screen and now in ios 16 you get widgets on the lock screen and they’re not just the same widgets repurposed they’re brand new and they’re custom made to fit better and also you can now have one lock screen for when you’re at work with your work notifications your work wallpaper and your work widgets.
With one swipe, you can switch to your ones. A lot of these features are not new to smartphones, but the fact that they’ve been made easy here means that I think a lot more people are about to start using them.