Apple pushed the official version of iOS 16 earlier today, which is available for iPhone 8 and later models. iOS 16 mainly brings a lock screen, customizable lock screen; New ways to interact with photos and videos, including editing and collaboration in messaging apps, new tools in mail apps, live text and image lookups.
Users can add depth-of-field effects to lock screen photos, display the subject of the photo in an aesthetically pleasing way before the time is displayed, and even customize fonts and styles. A new widget for the lock screen makes it easy for users to view key information such as recent calendar events, battery level, notifications, time zone, Activity Ring progress, and more.
The new lock screen gallery offers a range of options. Users can choose a smartly recommended photo from their personal gallery that fits the lock screen, or select a set of photos to rotate throughout the day. Apple’s range of wallpapers, including Apple’s signature exquisite wallpapers; Rainbow and unity wallpaper; Weather wallpaper with real-time weather conditions throughout the day; And astronomical wallpaper with views of the Earth, Moon, and Solar System. Users can also create unique designs with their favorite emoji and color combinations. Set multiple lock screens, and users can switch between favorite settings with just a swipe.
Notification alerts have been redesigned to pop up from the bottom to make the lock screen more visually clear. Users can also choose to view notifications as a list, stack, or count.
iOS 16 also includes a new focus mode; The Messaging app supports the recall of information; You can tap and hold the body of the picture to move it out of the background; Live text can recognize the text of all videos in the system; Apple Maps supports setting up multi-stop routes; Fitness apps can also help track your workout progress without an Apple Watch; A new privacy tool, Security Check, can help users whose personal safety is threatened by domestic violence or intimate partner violence.
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