With the release of iOS 16 this fall, millions of people are about to change the way they use their iPhone. No, there is no wholesale change in the entire iPhone interface so you have to suddenly get rid of the iPhone interface evolution of the last 10 years. But there are a lot of new features, some big and some small, that almost every time you pick up your phone.
These five features will become a part of millions of people using their iPhone every day These are so useful, or so integrated with the basic iPhone experience that they can quickly become a staple of the iPhone experience – the kind of thing we’ve just come to associate with the platform.
Custom lock screen
Once you’ve updated to iOS 16, you’ll be greeted by this massive change whenever you pick your iPhone. Even before you unlock it.
The new lock screen is customizable, attractive and contains more useful information than ever before And with great photo treatment, linked focus mode and photo shuffle, it’s going to change dynamically throughout the day.
It was as if everyone, including an iPhone, had the same lock screen, with only a different wallpaper, usually obscured by a huge list of notifications. As your lock screen is truly personalized, Useful Smartphone real estate piece is a sea change. Check out all the ways you can customize your lock screen before you get it on your iPhone and trust us, you’ll never want to go back.
Do not edit and send messages
That “blue bubble” iMessages is going to be even more valuable With iOS 16, you can edit up to 15 minutes of sending an iMessage (it will be marked “Edited” on their screen). Suitable for fixing typos or clearing a message that might have been slight Too much Brief.
Of course if you can edit a message you can only edit Everything, Effectively delete it. So Apple lets you simply “unsend” iMessages. Again, you only have 15 minutes to do this, but this is a great feature if you’ve ever answered the wrong thread before.
There are concerns about these features being potentially misused, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the time window gets a little narrow, or it becomes something you can opt out of. Even if these changes come, this long overdue feature will still be highly effective for almost everyone Before you get the feature on your phone, learn how to edit and send iMessages.
It’s a small thing … a barely noticeable new toggle is hidden Sound and haptics Menu in settings. But the new iOS 16 keyboard Haptix makes a huge difference in the way you feel typing on your iPhone.
When you get the update this fall, you’ll want to turn it on (assuming Apple doesn’t turn it on by default) and give it a try for a few days. Then try to stop it to feel the difference. It makes your iPhone feel so clumsy and lifeless! This is one of the things that Android phones have had for ages, even some third party iPhone keyboards, but this change in Apple’s built-in keyboard will make your iPhone more enjoyable every time you touch the keyboard.
Conversation with voice and keyboard
Speaking of typing experience, the new dictation in iOS 16 is really something else. Many people already use iPhone dictation all the time, others never touch it, but everyone wants to use it when iOS 16 comes to your iPhone.
For one, dictation is faster and more accurate, and will automatically add punctuation marks (commas, periods, and question marks, however). You can add lots of different emojis through dictation. But what really changes the game is that the keyboard stays visible and active when you give instructions. You can talk, switch to typing, go back to speaking, without missing anything.
Should it be wrong? Yes, all the time (though often less often than in iOS 15). But now you can quickly tap on a misspelled word and correct it with your voice or keyboard, then tap back at the end of your text to continue speaking.
The full name of the game with dictation is: Does it take less time to fix typographical errors and errors than to simply type everything? With iOS 16, that gets the ratio A lot Better yet, and will make dictation a great way for many more people to enter text.
Occupy the subject out of the image
This feature is very simple and easy to use, it will always be used in social media and messages. Just tap a photo-Any Drag the subject out of the picture – and the background. Seriously, that’s all you have to do.
Sometimes it can have some subtleties, especially if you are trying to save the image later. And when it comes to working with any photo, it needs a distinct distinction between subject and background to work best.
Still, it’s one of those “magic-like” things that Apple isn’t InventedIt’s going to be built so thoroughly into the operating system that it’s going To feel Like an apple thing.
It requires an iPhone with at least an A12 bionic processor, which means an iPhone XS or newer. But if iOS 16 is released this fall, it will mean that it is supported on iPhones up to the age of four.