Apple’s iOS Operating System Is Here: Check Eligible Devices, Top Features, Timeline & More!

The latest iOS 16 operating system with a bunch of new features has been announced by Apple.

Apple's iOS Operating System Is Here: Check Eligible Devices, Top Features, Timeline & More!

It will be on September 12 that the iOS 16 software will be released, as per the company’s revelations. The new iPhone 14 series will ship with the latest iOS version and other devices will get it next week. 

There are going to be several improvements like lock screen, a new iCloud Shared Photo Library, improved Focus mode, and more.

Read below to know all about iOS 16.

Top Features in iOS 16

There are significant changes that will likely improve users’ overall experience. With the new OS, the users of iPhone will now be able to edit or undo sent messages.

However, the changes can only be made in the 15 minutes of time. The recently deleted messages can now be restored and and the good thing is Apple will be giving up to 30 days to recover messages. Not just this, but also the users can mark conversations as unread.

The Maps by Apple have also been updated and it now offers 3D-like visuals, as well as multistop routing. One can get to check the fares for public transport.

There are going to be improvements in the CarPlay capabilities.

Support for multiple screens has been added by Apple and several parameters such as speeds, car temperature, and other details can also be checked.

The lock screen has been redesigned by Apple. 

iOS 16 lets people check favorite photos, and customize font styles on the lock screen. To get the information at a glance, a set of widgets have also been displayed.

There is also an option to create different Lock Screens, with a unique backdrop and style. One can also view notifications on the lock screen in an expanded list view, stacked view, or hidden view.

On the lock screen, the live activities are also available. The score of the same or food delivery tracking for that matter can the done easily.

Arriving later this year is the new feature which is new iCloud Shared Photo Library. This allows the sharing of photos and you can share photos with your family just by moving the images to this section to share with your family members.

An improved version of the Focus mode is also offered by Apple, which can be activated in more ways than one. One of them being using the Control Center or opt for the automatic process.

There is another feature which is the Apple Pay Later. One will be able to split the cost of their Apple Pay purchase into four payments over six weeks and Apple won’t charge extra for this. 

There are other features as well which include Live captions, Live Text quick actions, Live text for video. Ones using the Apple’s Mail app will now be able to unsend emails or schedule them.

List of eligible iPhones for iOS 16

  • 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 or later)

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