16 Things You Can Do in iOS 16 That You Couldn’t Before

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iOS 16 has arrived.
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After months of previews and betas, iOS 16 is here and rolling for iPhones worldwide. Once you’ve got it installed securely on your device, you’ll want to know all of the new features are now at your fingertips—and we’ve picked 16 of our favorites, from Major to Minor, that look real. The way you use your smartphone can make a difference.

1) Add widget to multiple lock screens

The lock screen has been given a major revamp with the arrival of iOS 16, and you can now add any widgets you like; In addition, you can save several different lock screen configurations and jump between them as needed. To make changes, press and hold the display with the lock screen, then select Customize To manage your lock screen, and set the wallpaper and different widget combinations displayed on each.

2) Change how lock screen notifications are shown

Sticking with the Lock screen, you now have more control over how notifications appear when they arrive: From Settings, tap NotificationsThen Choose from three different modes. to count option is the lowest, and will only show you the number of unread notifications, whereas Pile Group alerts together from the same app. last option, listinformation was like this Shown in previous versions of iOS.

iOS 16 message editing

Bring back messages sent in error.
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3) Edit and unsend messages

Another of the headline new features this time around is the ability to edit messages sent through iMessage via the Messages app (up to five edits per message) or to unsend messages completely (you get two minutes of thinking time). To make changes to a message that you’ve sent or to send one back to the ether, long press on a message in a conversation—you’ll then see the Edit and Undo Send options appear on screen. Not that recipients who aren’t on iOS 16 will still see your unsent or unedited messages: they’ll just get a new message with each edit.

4) Bring back recently deleted messages

iOS 16 has also introduced the ability to bring back conversations that have been deleted in the last 30 days through the Messages app—it works a bit like the Trash folder on a Mac, giving you an extra safety net before messages are wiped completely. Open up the Messages app, tap the Edit button, then choose Show Recently Deleted. From the next screen, you can restore any of the listed message threads or delete them permanently.

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Filters have been added to Focus mode.
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5) Set up filters in Focus mode

The Focus feature gets some enhancements in iOS 16, including the ability to set filters in certain apps—including Messages, Mail and Calendar—so that you don’t have as many distractions to deal with. When you’re creating a new set of rules via Focus in Settings, you can tap Add Filter to do just that: You can easily hide certain email accounts in the Mail app, for example, or limit the number of calendars that are shown in the Calendar app.

6) Schedule the sending of emails

Like Messages, Mail now has an undo send feature (active for up to 30 seconds after sending), and you can also now schedule your emails as well. Once you’ve finished composing a particular email, tap and hold on the blue arrow icon in the top right corner, and you’ll see a choice of options: Choose from one of the suggestions put forward, or tap Send Later… to pick your own schedule (just make sure your phone is online at the time).

iOS 16 send later

You don’t have to send your emails right away any more.
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7) Lock down your iPhone

iOS 16 includes a lockdown mode that Apple describes As an “alternative, extreme security” measure that most people will never need: it significantly limits the attack surface that hackers are intended to target, while some of the functionality of iOS (in the future) FaceTime calls and attachments in messages). blocked, for example). You can access it through Settings by tapping Privacy & Security and then lockdown mode,

8) Share Tab Groups in Safari

Maybe not something you’re going to take advantage of all the time, but it can be useful sometimes: You can now share groups of tabs with other people through Safari on iOS, if maybe you’re on a project. Do research together while working or doing something. With a tab group open, tap the Share button (in the top right) to select a few contacts. Note that tab groups can now include pinned tabs and have their own custom start pages.

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Make it easy to see how much battery you have left.
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9) View Battery Level Percentage

The battery percentage option is back again, which makes it easy to see how much juice you have left. To see the current percentage level in the battery icon on the status bar, go to Settings and then select batteryrestart battery percentage toggle switch. Note that some iPhones were left without this feature when iOS 16 was launched, the iOS 16.1 update. allegedly extended Battery percentage option for each iPhone with Face ID.

10) Plan routes with multiple stops in Apple Maps

is in google maps There were multi-stop routes for years, and with iOS 16 installed, you can now Make Them in Apple Maps, Set some directions between the two locations as usual, and you’ll see the new add stop switch. You can have up to 15 stops included in a set of directions at once, and you can reorder them by tapping and dragging the handles on the right side of the screen.

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Head from A to B and then from C.
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11) Track Your Fitness Without Apple Watch

You no longer need an Apple Watch to track your activities through the Apple Fitness app—if you don’t have a wearable, it can use the motion sensor on your iPhone to monitor the steps and distance you’re talking about. will do for walking, and it may even work with some third-party workout apps. While the functionality isn’t as comprehensive as the one you have with the Apple Watch, it can still calculate the calories you burn per day.

12) Run Security Check

Security Check is a new feature from Apple for people who are “in situations of domestic or intimate partner violence” – it provides a quick review of the people and apps associated with your account, allowing you to revoke permissions like access to your location can., we hope you Never turn to this feature, but if you do, you can find it below Privacy & Security In Settings: Tap security check And you can view your settings or reset them.

iOS 16 Security Check

Security Check can keep other people away from your phone.
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13) Cut objects from photos

One of the coolest new features in iOS 16 is the addition of Photos and Safari available in several apps. This lets you pick out subjects in images from their backgrounds: with the picture open on the screen, tap and hold on the main subject, and if iOS can properly detect its edges, You will notice that a faint white glow will appear around the object in question. You can then tap on one to send the item that has been disconnected elsewhere copy either share alternative.

14) Track your medicines

The Apple Health app already tracks a whole host of important statistics for youBut with the arrival of iOS 16, It can also track your medications—you’ll have to enter everything manually, but it’s an easy way to make sure you’ve taken what you need to take each day. From the Health app, tap browse and then medicinesthen choose add a medicine: You will be asked to provide details including its name and how often you take it.

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Don’t lose track of where you are with your medicine.
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15) Add Haptic Feedback to Keyboard

With iOS 16, haptic feedback comes to the native iPhone keyboard for the first time, so you can get a very gentle vibration with your every tap on the device – something that a lot of users love, so they’re absolutely sure Maybe when their inputs are being registered. To enable the feature, open the Settings screen on your iPhone, then select Sounds and Haptics And keyboard feedbackand turn on haptic The toggle switch that appears.

16) Share photos more easily

It’s still “coming soon” at the time of writing—Apple says it’ll be out before the end of the year—but a new feature called iCloud Shared Photo Library will soon give you an easier, more convenient way to access your photos. Sharing photos and videos with a select group of people (such as close family members). Anyone with whom you share the library can edit and delete the photos and videos you post, as well as view them.

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