Apple iOS 16 was announced for iPhone 8 and above, alongside iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16

If you have auto-updates set to on, you must have the new Apple iOS 16 available on your iPhone, and for other devices, the tvOS 16 set for the Apple TV, while the watch series wasn’t missed also, there we have got the watchOS 9 updates for the Apple watch.

Right after the WWDC, Apple officially rolled out iOS 16 to all compatible iPhone devices. The iOS 16 sports new and important updates for a lot of its devices, and even the iPad device will get the iPadOS 15.7 before the iPadOS 16. The iOS 16 is available for iPhone 8 above.

Many features coming with the iOS 16 are the Lock Screen, along with new tools in Mail, Live Text, and Visual Look Up, as well as the ability to edit and communicate in Messages. There are Apple News, health apps, safety check, and an iCloud shared photo library.

iPhone 14 series
iPhone 14 series

iOS 16 top features

Let’s take a quick look at the iOS 16 top features:

Focus: One of the most outstanding features in the latest iOS 16, with Focus, users can easily activate Focus by swiping to a specific Lock Screen. Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari can show only the information that is important for Focus, which helps users find a good balance.

Lock Screen: Obviously, the most reputable feature is the Lock screen gaining more unique customization than ever, although, Focus is easier to set up and more powerful by connecting to the Lock Screen. Every notched-down redesign and modification is available for you.

From the application of depth effect to your Lock Screen photo to adjusting the font and type style, there are widgets on the Lock Screen show future calendar events, battery levels, alarms, time zones, and activity ring progress. Thereby, adding a touch to it.

Taking a notch ahead, Apple also redesigned the notification bar, which now rolls in from the bottom to clear the Lock Screen, and users can view them in a list, stacking, or count format. The company also added numerous lock screen options with a swipe.

Visual Look Up
Visual Look Up

Visual Look Up and Live Texts: Apple keeps playing with pictures, and they’ve enhanced it by allowing you to easily pick out an image topic. All you have to do is to tap and hold on to an image’s topic to remove it from the backdrop and use it in Messages.

Apple calls it Visual Look Up, the company claims that it recognizes birds, insects, spiders, and sculptures, enabling users to gain information from photographs. Live texts just get more life than ever, while watching a movie/video, you can pause to copy and paste, translate, convert currency, and more using on-device intelligence.

Messages just get better: Apple did not exclude the messages updates from iOS 16, you can easily make it easy to edit, undo send, and mark chats as unread. With iOS 16, users can invite friends and family to SharePlay through Messages to enjoy synchronized content and shared playback controls.

While they’re many more updates added, it is advisable to check your battery health, and if it’s faulty, you should probably hold off a while before getting the iOS 16 updates. There are reports that the iOS 16 updates are draining the battery ridiculously and causing other damages also.

Apple Watch
Apple Watch

However, for those that are unable to go through with the iOS 16 update, the Cupertino giant, Apple also released iOS 15.7, and iPadOS 15.7 which addresses multiple kernel vulnerabilities and fixes security issues with Contacts, Maps, Safari, Shortcuts, and WebKit.

While the watchOS 9 updates bring a new Medications app that helps you track your medication, vitamin, and supplement intake. More intriguing are the new watch faces, redesigned notifications, and support for showing sleep stages in sleep tracking.

Lastly is the tvOS 16 update that will be coming with game controller support for the Nintendo Joy-Cons and the Nintendo Pro Controller. You can manually update your devices, either iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Apple TV unless auto-update is turned on.

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