As a new iPhone owner, you’re probably asking, “What does iOS 16 do?” Here are some features you’ll be happy to see. Among these features are the Live Activities feature, a new lock screen design, and group chat support. You’ll also want to check out the improved notification system. And of course, we’re going to cover some of the other new features. Read on to discover everything this new version has to offer.
Live Activities feature
Apple is planning to add Live Activities to its next software update, iOS 16. These new features will let users track sports scores and other real-time activity on their iPhones and iPads. Developers can use the new Live Activities API to create new, persistent experiences. The new feature will be available later this year. For now, developers will not be able to use it. However, they can look forward to iOS 16 release later this year.
A new notification center is one of the major changes in iOS 16. Notifications now roll in from the bottom of the screen. You can even hide them. But you can now pin certain notifications and turn them into interactive widgets. Live Activities API will let developers create interactive notifications. Third-party developers can also use Focus Filters to track the progress of ongoing activities. If developers are able to take advantage of Live Activities API, this new feature will be available on iOS 16 release.
Improved notification system
iOS 16 is expected to include improvements to the notification system, and users should look forward to seeing them. Right now, notifications can be a bit cluttered, especially if you get tons of them throughout the day. Even important alerts can get drowned out. You may forget what app wants your attention and you may end up with too many alerts. To address this issue, Apple has introduced a new notification system called Live Activities, which aims to curb the proliferation of spammy real-time notifications. With this new feature, developers can now create glanceable experiences that allow users to easily access the information that’s important.
Another feature that users can expect from iOS 16 is a dedicated focus mode, which can show upcoming meetings, to-do lists, and other useful information. Focus modes will also be more integrated with Apple’s own apps, with users able to filter out tabs, accounts, emails, and features from specific apps. If you tap a specific app and want to use it in Focus mode, Apple will notify you with a message indicating that the feature is enabled. The improved notification system will be expanded to third-party apps in the near future.
New lock screen design
Apple’s iOS has always benefited from light-touch personalization, and the new lock screen design in iOS 16 will be no different. In addition to new wallpaper styles, the screen includes a multilayered effect that makes subject matter pop against the background. Apple has also included new widgets inspired by Apple Watch complications for easy access to useful information. While iOS 16’s new design is visually pleasing and will make it easier for you to see what’s going on with your device, it will also need some careful thought.
The new Lock Screen design features a redesigned time and widgets. The design uses deep technology that can identify good Lock Screen images and blend them into a single design. The result is a new, more appealing and customizable experience for iPhone users. However, it’s also easier for iPhone users to use than its predecessor. Apple says this new design is easier to use than ever. However, users will need to be patient while waiting for the new version to launch.
Support for group chats
If you’re using GroupMe on an iPhone or iPad, you might be interested to know that iOS 16 supports group chats. While you can still send and receive messages using the old MMS protocol, iOS 16 adds a new feature called Reactions. Instead of writing out text messages, your response will be sent as an icon in the Quick Tap bar. In addition, you’ll be able to resurface conversations whenever you like.
In iOS 16, you’ll also be able to create a group of tabs in Safari. This way, you can share tabs, bookmarks, messages, and even FaceTime with your group of friends. Another feature, Live Text, is now available for video, which lets you pause on a frame with text and translate, copy, and paste it. All of these features are available as quick actions, too, which means that you can perform them quickly without having to open a new tab.
Improvements to iMessage
iOS 16 will bring new features for iMessage, including the ability to edit text, mark threads as unread, and recover deleted features. Additionally, developers will be able to access the new Shared With You API, which will allow apps to share content with other iOS devices. And last, but not least, SharePlay is coming to iMessage. This feature will allow users to share playback controls with other iMessage users, and even let them watch synced content.
During Apple’s WWDC 2022 conference, the company also announced several new features for iMessage. Among the highlights are the ability to edit recently sent iMessages and to mark conversations as unread after opening them. These updates bring iMessage in line with the third-party messaging services. Users can tap on a bubble to select an option, such as “mark as unread” or “edit” after sending a message. Additionally, users can recover deleted messages for up to 30 days after deletion.