Apple: ten new features of iOS 16 for your iPhone and iPad

iOS 16 est disponible depuis ce lundi 12 septembre.

iOS 16 is available from Monday, September 12. (© DenPhoto / Adobe Stock)

A few days after the announcement of the launch of the iPhone 14, a new operating system appeared. Apple launched, this Monday, September 12, the new version of your iOS, 16me by name.

And, if you have an iPhone higher than iPhone 8 you can install it, for free.

Home screen, notifications, focus time, widgets, news.fr takes stock of everything that could evolve on your phone.

How to install it?

To install, grab your iPhone and go to Settings > General > Software Update. You may be offered version 15.7, version 16.0 will be at the bottom of the screen.

Compatible iPhones are: iPhone SE 2022 (iPhone 14), iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max, iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Compatible iPads: iPad Pro 2021 and 2022, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 10.5-inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 11-inch (2018 and later), iPad Air 3 and 4, iPad Air 5 2022, iPad 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, iPad Mini 5 and 6.

1 – Custom Home Screen

This is the novelty that Apple promotes: now, it will be possible to customize your lock screen.

You can choose the clock font, and above all, you can add widgets useful on the locked screen. It will be possible to put tools, very sober, to see the weather, the calendar, the sunrise or the charge level of your devices.

It is practical, and denotes a lot with the previously closed interface of iPhones.

It’s nifty, but if you want, you can put the photo theme on the lock screen in front of the clock.

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2 – Notifications… at the bottom

If you were used to receiving your notifications at the top of your screen, you will have to rediscover them. From now on, whether on the lock screen or on the one dedicated to notifications, are displayed at the bottom.

So you need to “scroll” them up to scroll and click on them (especially the ones onnews.fr).

Additionally, you can view them as a list or stack, or view just the number of notifications received.

Another novelty, the appearance of what Apple calls Lives Activities, during matches or when you request a VTC for example, to follow the evolution live.

3 – Time of concentration and time for oneself

It is possible to associate your locked screen to a concentration mode “to activate the latter as soon as you switch to the corresponding locked screen,” explains Apple.

Furthermore, it is possible customize focus modes by targeting apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, Safari and many more that can hamper your productivity or waste your time away from work or study.

4 – Correct your messages

It is a novelty that could get more than one out of delicate situations. When you made a major spelling mistake, or the proofreader changed a word and sent the message as is. Well, with iOS 16, you can edit your iMessages for 15 minutes.

However, the recipient will be able to consult a history of modifications.

Also, for two minutes after sending the message, you can cancel it. Convenient if you get the wrong recipient.

You can also mark a message as unread.

5 – Improve dictation

If you are a fan of message dictation, these new features will please you. Automatic punctuation is introduced, with commas, periods, and question marks inserted as you dictate content.

“Emoji support allows you to insert emoji using your voice,” says Apple.

6 – The plan is inspired by Waze

If you had planned to make a trip with stages, now Plan will allow you to do it. The “Routes” feature, which includes multiple stops, allows you to add up to 15 stops to your driving route.

So you can plan your best roadtrips.

7 – Improved Mail app

Emails have figured prominently in our use of digital, and as a result, Apple has decided Significantly improve your dedicated application.

An improved search will offer more precise and complete results, but above all, it will finally be possible to schedule the sending of an email. You can also set a reminder, about an email, that it needs to be sent precisely one day or the other.

Functionality “ cancel send allows you to undeliver a message within 10 seconds of sending it.

8 – Photo Editing

With artificial intelligence, you can retouch a photo and crop a subject without leaving the app (Photos, Safari or others).

Just long press on the subject in question and copy it, then you can paste it wherever you want and save the cropped image.

9 – Parental control

As for the safety of minors, Apple has made efforts and offers several functions to parents.

The “Communications Security” setting in the Messages app gives parents the ability to receive notifications on your children’s devices when they receive or try to send nude photos.

If children receive nude photos, the app offers helpful prevention resources.

In the Family Sharing app, it’s easier to set up kid-friendly parental controls, even when kids just got a new device.

You can also regulate the screen times of your offspring.

10 – New features in the Health app

The latest addition concerns the Health app, where the Treatments feature helps you track and manage your intake of medications, vitamins, and other dietary supplements.

You need to create a list with reminders and custom schedules, then log your catches over time.

“Deviation notifications alert you when your recorded menstrual cycles show certain patterns: infrequent periods, irregular periods, prolonged periods, or persistent spotting,” Apple also says.

And to take care of your loved ones, you can now invite them to securely share information in your Health app.

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