Apple: ten new features in iOS 16 for your iPhone and iPad

iOS 16 has been available since Monday, September 12. (© DenPhoto / Adobe Stock)

A few days after the announcement of the release of the iPhone 14, a new operating system appeared. Apple launched, this Monday, September 12, the new version of his iOS, 16e by name.

And, if you have an iPhone above iPhone 8 you can install it, for free.

Home screen, notifications, focus time, widgets, takes stock of everything that can improve your phone.

How to install it?

To install, take out your iPhone and go to Settings > General > Software Update. You may be offered version 15.7, version 16.0 is at the bottom of the screen.

Compatible iPhones are: the next iPhone 2022 (iPhone 14), iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max, iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Compatible iPads: iPad Pro 2021 and 2022, iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 10.5 inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 11 inch (2018 and later), iPad Air 3 and 4, iPad Air 5 2022, iPad 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, iPad Mini 5 and 6.

1 – Personal home screen

This is the innovation that Apple prides itself on: now, it is possible to customize its lock screen.

You can choose the font of the clock, and best of all, you can add widgets available on the locked screen. It is possible to place tools, more stable, to monitor the weather, calendar, sunrise or the charge level of your devices.

It’s practical, and it means something the previously closed interface of iPhones.

It’s a gimmick, but if you want, you can put the subject of the photo on the locked screen in front of the clock.

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2 – Notices… below

If you are used to receiving your notifications at the top of your screen, you need to rediscover them. From now on, either on the lock screen or on the one dedicated to notifications, they are shown below.

So it is necessary to “scroll” them up to scroll them and click them (especially

In addition, you can view them as a list or stack, or just view the number of notifications received.

Another innovation, the appearance of what Apple calls Life Events, during matches or when you order a VTC for example, to follow the evolution live.

3 – Time for concentration, and time for yourself

It is possible to associate your locked screen in a way of concentration “to activate the latter when you move to the corresponding locked screen”, explains Apple.

In addition, it is possible that adjust the focus mode by targeting apps such as Calendar, Mail, Messages, Safari and many others that may interfere with your productivity, or take away your time from work or study.

4 – Edit your messages

This is an innovation that can get more than one out of dangerous situations. If you made a big spelling mistake, or the proofreader changed a word and you sent the message as is. Compatible with iOS 16, you can change your iMessages within 15 minutes.

However, the recipient will be able to consult a history of changes.

Also, within two minutes after sending the message, you can cancel. Easy if you got the wrong recipient.

You can also mark a message as unread.

5 – Dictation improves

If you are a fan of message dictation, these new features will please you. Automatic punctuation is introduced, with commas, full stops, and question marks inserted as you dictate content.

“Emoji support allows you to enter emoji using your voice,” Apple said.

6 – The plan is inspired by Waze

If you are planning to make a trip with stages, the Plan is now able to allow you to do so. The “Routes” feature, including multiple stops, allows you to add up to 15 stops to your driving route.

So you can plan your best roadtrips.

7 – The improved Mail application

Emails have taken a prominent place in our digital usage, and as a result, Apple has decided that significantly improve its dedicated application.

The improved search will provide more accurate and more complete results, but most importantly, it will finally be possible to schedule an email to be sent. You can also set yourself a reminder, about an e-mail, that should be sent precisely on one day or another.

Function “ Cancel the delivery allows you to undeliver a message within 10 seconds of sending it.

8 – Photo editing

With artificial intelligence, you can retouch a photo and crop a subject without leaving the application (Photos, Safari or others).

Just keep pressing the subject in question and copy it, you can paste it where you want and save the cut image.

9 – Parental control

In terms of the safety of minors, Apple has made efforts and offers many features to parents.

The “Communications Security” setting in the Messages app gives parents the ability to receive warnings on their children’s devices when they receive or try to send photos of naked subjects.

When children receive nude photos, the app offers helpful prevention resources.

In the Family Sharing application, it is easier to configure parental controls adapted to children, including when the latter receives a new device.

You can also regulate your children’s screen time.

10 – New features of the Health application

The latest addition is about the Health application where the Treatments feature helps you track and manage the intake of medicines, vitamins and other dietary supplements.

Make a list with reminders and regular schedules, then log your gains over time.

“Deviation alerts alert you when your recorded menstrual cycles show certain patterns: irregular periods, irregular periods, long periods, or continuous spotting,” says Apple too.

And to keep track of your loved ones, you can now invite them to securely share information with their Health app.

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