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Latest iOS 16 Update: Apple’s Answer To All The Iphone 14 Criticism is Here!

Today, September 12, 2022, Apple launched a new update, iOS 16, for its phone’s operating system. As described on its official website, the latest update will bring many features for enhancing users’ experience on iPhones. 

iOS 16 is the most anticipated update that was why users were regularly looking for iOS 16 release date.

Apple has confirmed the new update through a notification published on its website that reads-“iOS 16 enhances iPhone with all-new personalization features, deeper intelligence and more seamless ways to communicate and share“. 

With its new update, as Apple claims, iPhone users will experience a seamless experience on their phones by monitoring and customizing their screen time. Earlier, Apple launched a new range of iPhones, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, users suggested that iPhone 14 has a lot of similarities with the existing one. Hence, it is to be seen in what are iOS 16 features which will make the updated feature to differ with the existing one. So, let us take a tour of these features which will come with the the latest update.

Features In iPhone’s Latest Update

Features which you could enjoy with the new update by Apple involve:

Lock Screen

With the latest update, you can personalize their Lock Screen in a completely new way. The option to showcase favourite photos, customize font styles, and feature a set of widgets to get information at a glance could be helpful for you in many ways. The description of some of these features include:

1. Widgets: With the new update, you can quickly glance at important data, including weather, calendar events, date, time zones, alarms, battery level, Activity ring progress, and many more from your favourite apps. For this, you only need to add widgets to your iPhone’s Lock Screen.

2.  Multiple Lock Screens: IPhones usually come with a single Lock Screen feature. However, iOS 16 allows you to create multiple Lock Screens with unique backdrops and styles, allowing you to easily switch screens as per your mood. You can also browse a wallpapers gallery with suggested photos and themed collections for inspiration.

3. Notifications: Through the latest update, you can view notifications on the Lock Screen in an expanded list view, stacked view, or hidden view. Importantly, notifications will pop at the bottom of the screen so that notifications cannot distract you.

4. Live Activities: Live activities make it simple for us to stay on top of things happening on a real-time basis. The new update comes with this feature, which you can add right from your Lock Screen. This will assist you in tracking the progress of your orders. Additionally, you can use the Now Playing controls without unlocking your device.


The updated operating system of Apple will assist you in streamlining a setup for you through which you can categorize people or apps you wish to receive notifications from. The updated feature will let you to either allow or silence those apps or people. Additionally, you can connect your Lock Screen to your Focus Group so the look and feel of your device will match the way you want to use it at the moment. 

Through a single swipe, you can move from your Personal Focus to your Work Focus with widgets reminding you about your meetings and to-do lists.

Photo Sharing And Editing

By setting up or joining a Shared Photo Library, you can opt for contributing past photos based on a start date or the people in the photographs. Through this, you can also share pictures with members of your shared library directly from the camera. For this, you need to grant the necessary permissions to the camera and picture-sharing app.

Similarly, for photograph editing, every user has equal permissions for adding, editing, and deleting photographs in the shared library. In this section, users can also use favourites, captions, and keyword synchronization. This means when a user organizes the collection, every one from his group will get benefits.

Messaging And Mailing

The latest update on iOS allows users to edit a sent message or unsend a recent message altogether. Also, you can mark a message as unread if you cannot respond at the moment and wish to come back to the message lately. 

With the updated system, you can watch web shows or listen to songs with friends while chatting about it in the messaging section. The updated feature is also good for sharing notes, presentations, reminders, Safari Tab Groups and a lot more in Messages for starting collaboration instantly. You can also check updates on shared projects in the thread through which you can easily get in touch with your collaborators right from the app you used recently.

In the email section, you can get accurate suggestions for emails easily without tapping on the search tab. This becomes possible through the availability of advanced AI in the system update.


iOS 16 allows you to lift the subject from the background through which you can work on an image or isolate the subject by removing it from the background. This feature is available in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and others. Additionally, you can call phone numbers, visit websites, convert currencies, translate languages, and more in photos, videos, and cameras.


Through iOS 16, Apple has tried to rebuild the Home app from the ground up so as to make it more efficient and reliable. This feature will assist you in navigating all your smart home accessories in the redesigned Home tab. Also, the new categories for climate, lights, security, and more can allow you to access relevant accessories with a single tap. 

Privacy And Security

As we all know, Apple is popular for its advanced security features and the consistency it has maintained with the new update itself. With the new update’s Safety Check feature, you can assist people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations to review and reset the access they have granted to others. Safety Check resets all the privacy permissions for applications and restricts Messages and FaceTime to the device on hand.

Compatibility Of iOS 16

The new update in iOS is compatible with the following devices:

  • 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
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
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