There will soon be something new on your iPhone. Apple presented on Monday June 6 the future evolutions of the operating system of its flagship smartphone. Available this fall after the presentation of the new iPhones, the update to iOS 16 will be offered to all iPhones from model 8, launched in 2017.
The new features announced at WWDC will not overly disrupt the operation of the iPhone. They come to improve the software and the interface of the phone with tools that promise to be more practical on a daily basis and to allow users to further personalize their device.
We present to you these developments that are supposed to significantly improve the daily experience of the iPhone in the coming months.
In addition to the deep customization of the lock screen, another novelty promises to change the relationship of iPhone users to their idle smartphone screen. Apple has announced that with iOS 16 it will be possible to display interactive notifications on the lower part of the locked screen, the “Lives activities”.
Unlike conventional alerts, displayed at the top of the screen, these will be dynamic and may display, for example, the estimated waiting time for a food delivery or the arrival of a taxi driver.
Dynamic notifications are coming to iPhone
The list of compatible applications has not yet been communicated, but Apple has also mentioned the possibility of following the live evolution of the score of a sports meeting. This function will not be available at the launch of the update but offered a little later in the year.
Tailor-made modes for concentrating
Apple has also improved how its “Focus” feature works to help customers focus better by determining which apps and content are allowed to display and muting others to eliminate distractions by depending on the context, at work or at home, for example. The update to iOS 16 introduces a system of “focus filters” to select predefined profiles as needed and change them quickly during the day.
The iPhone will offer concentration filters
Editing or modifying a tweet sent too quickly
The feature was highly anticipated by iPhone users. Like WhatsApp or Messenger, Apple will let users of the Messages app edit or delete a message misspelled or sent in error without the recipient being aware. Only condition: that the latter has not already read it, otherwise it will be notified. Otherwise, the sender has fifteen minutes to resume or cancel the transmission. It will also be possible add a tag to a message to think about answering it later.
the iPhone will allow you to edit a message a posteriori
Show the WiFi code to share it more easily
Normally, the Wi-Fi code appears in the form of a series of dots or stars, for security and confidentiality reasons, much like passwords. In fact, it is currently impossible to “retrieve” a Wi-Fi code that has already been registered, since the latter never appears in a readable manner. This will no longer be the case in iOS 16.
With iOS 16, it will be possible display the Wi-Fi code in full when you want to connect to a network. To recover it, you will have to go to the Wi-Fi section of the Settings. There, a new option dedicated to passwords will appear. This rather discreet addition can become a considerable time saver for sharing these laborious passwords.
Dictate a message more easily
When dictating a message on your iPhone now, you have to pause and switch to keyboard mode to correct a misunderstanding or punctuation error. With iOS 16, the keyboard will automatically show up while speaking to make it easier to edit text. The smartphone will also take care of adding the punctuation itself.
The iphone will automatically punctuate dictated messages
Automatic detection of duplicate photos
Apple also improves the functioning of the photo album of the iPhone under iOS 16. The update should automatically detect duplicate photos saved in order to classify them in a specific album and allow the user to delete them quickly to free up storage space. Another novelty announced on Tuesday, the “Hidden” photo album and the album containing the deleted photos will now be protected by the access code or the usual authentication systems of the iPhone.