Apple iOS 16 Unveiled: Date Announced, Features, Supported Devices
Apple's latest operating system iOS 16 was revealed at its Far Out event on Wednesday and it is expected to roll out on September 12. The iOS 16 update will be available even to old iPhone devices, so here are the compatible iPhones to receive the iOS 16 updates.
The iOS 16 update will be available for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone SE (2nd generation or later).
iOS 16 features
Apple iOS 16 update comes with new lock screens personalization features such as the ability for users to access a gallery of suggested wallpaper photos and themes, customize the fonts for the time and data, and add lock screen widgets for weather, alarm, activity rings, and calendar.
It comes with a new Live Activities feature that let you track the progress of food delivery or use the Now Playing controls without unlocking your device. With a swipe from the lock screen, you can access the lock screen, messages can also be marked as unread if you do not wish to reply it immediately after viewing them. Furthermore, share notes, presentations, reminders, Safari Tab Groups, and more are added in Messages for collaborations.
The iOS 16 update also brings iCloud Shared Photo Library that lets users share photos with up to five other users. Users can select photos of specific people from the Photo library or a specific date range. As for the Mail app update on iOS 16, users will soon be able to schedule emails, cancel the sending or email before it has been sent.
iOS 16 comes with passkey features that now add more support for apps and websites to use Touch ID and Face ID to sign in. For instance, the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums will now be accessible with passcode or biometrics.
iOS 16 update comes with support for voice and keyboard dictation, the keyboard upgrade also comes with automatic punctuation inserts commas, periods, emojis, and question marks as you dictate, and support for haptic keyboard functionality. The Maps apps now come with 3D-like visuals, and multistop navigation and allow users to check public transportation fares.
iOS 16 also comes with an upgraded Visual Look Up feature that lets users tap and hold a subject on an image and move it from the background it has, and possibly place it on Messages. The functionality works with photos, screenshots, a quick look, and Safari.