Apple iOS 16
Apple came out first public beta for iOS 16 on Monday. This means that anyone with an iPhone 8 or later can try an early version of the next big iPhone update coming this fall along with new iPhone models.
iOS 16 will allow users to customize the iPhone lock screen, cancel and edit iMessages, schedule emails, and more.
As with all pre-release software, it will have bugs, so users should be careful when installing it on a device that is used for work or everyday use. This is best for technology enthusiasts who want to see what’s up to the general public and are willing to help Apple identify issues.
“Please note that because the public beta software has not yet been released commercially by Apple, it may contain bugs or inaccuracies and may not perform as well as commercially released software. Be sure to back up your iPhone or iPad and your Mac with Time Machine. before installing beta software “Apple Warns of Web site.
Apple introduced iOS 16 in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Users with an Apple developer account were able to install iOS 16 shortly after the conference.
The public beta, released on Monday, no longer requires a developer account and is intended to get the public’s help with bug fixes before the official release.
The software will be available to all owners of iPhones released in 2017 or later. The oldest supported device is the iPhone 8.
This year, iOS 16 brings some big improvements, especially to messaging in iMessage and Mail.
Some of the big changes include:
- Customizable lock screens. Users will be able to add small widgets with real-time data, such as the weather forecast, to the lock screen and even change the clock font for the first time.
- Unsend and edit iMessages. Users will have 15 minutes after sending a message to edit or unsend it in iMessage. The other user will not receive a notification, but will see that the post has been edited or retracted.
- Improved group messaging with Android users. Android users react to iMessage – e.g. thumbs up – will no longer appear as an ad. These reactions will be attached to SMS messages just like iMessages.
- Schedule emails for the future. The built-in mail app on the iPhone now has a more powerful search function, as well as the ability to schedule email to be sent at a time in the future, such as tomorrow morning at 9 am.
- Artificial intelligence automatically sorts, edits, translates and shares photos. IOS 16 uses artificial intelligence to automatically share photos with up to six people depending on who’s in the photo, such as children or family members. The AI can translate text in photos or videos taken by the user, as well as cut out an object, such as a person, from a photo and place it in images or other applications as a sticker.
- Short-term loans in Apple Wallet. Apple introduced the Apple Pay Later feature, which allows users to first make purchases using Apple Pay and then pay off the balance in four payments within six weeks. Apple Wallet in iOS 16 will also make it easier to share digital cards or home keys through messaging.
- Apple Maps can add multiple stops to a route. Apple Maps allows you to add different stops to your route. Next year, Apple will introduce an updated version of its CarPlay in-car software that will take advantage of this Maps update and integrate more closely with the car’s built-in hardware.
- More ways to manage notifications. Apple will allow users to have completely different wallpapers or app settings for different times of the day, such as when the user is working or sleeping.
- “Hey Siri, hang up.” Siri will soon help you end a FaceTime or phone call.
- The Apple Home app has been redesigned. Apple also said it supports Matter, an open standard for smart home hardware such as locks, lights, and blinds. It also redesigned the Home app to better display things like multiple cameras in and around your house in an easy-to-view side-by-side view.
- Medication and sleep tracking in the Health app. The Apple Health app now allows users to enter their medications and how often they took them. It can also notify users when it’s time to take their medications. Apple Watch owners will be able to track their sleep and heart rate in the iPhone health app.
- Security check. A new feature called “Security Check” allows users to quickly turn off all services and applications, such as location services, that are available to the user’s family. Apple said the feature was developed in collaboration with women’s groups and is specifically designed to make it easier to maintain privacy or protect privacy and security when leaving an abusive relationship.
- Use your iPhone as a webcam. With iOS 16 and the new version of macOS, users can now use their iPhone as a webcam with the Continuity Camera feature with a suitable laptop mount.
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If you’re itching to see and test these and other changes right now, installing the public beta isn’t difficult, but it’s not as easy as a regular iPhone software update.
- Visit Apple Software Beta Site on your iPhone and sign up or sign in with your Apple account.
- Register by selecting “register your devices” and agreeing to Apple’s terms.
- Choose the software you want to try – Apple has also released a public beta for the iPad.
- Click the button labeled “Download profile”. Your phone will warn you that it is trying to load a configuration profile. Approve it.
- Go to “Settings” and click on the “Profile downloaded” section at the top of the app to download and restart your phone.
- Go to Settings and check for updates. It will download the beta and install it.