Get to Know the New iOS 16

All the Exciting Changes Coming to Your iPhone


Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 16, has just been made official at the same time as the new iPhone 14. Previous versions of iOS have also had outstanding features for iPhone models. If you want to know which iOS version is installed on which iPhone model, you can explore mobile websites like WhatMobile, PhoneBolee, and Ok Mobile, etc. Apple iOS 16 isn’t bringing a bunch of sweeping changes, but it does add some nifty new features and improvements to Apple’s most popular OS. Here are all the big and small changes coming to your iPhone with this update!



Get to Know the New iOS 16: All the Exciting Changes Coming to Your iPhone

Home  Screen 

The new home screen is a little cleaner and more modern. As you scroll through your apps, you’ll now see two columns at once, which can make it easier to find what you’re looking for. There’s also a new Apps icon on the bottom of your screen, which will take you straight to all of your downloaded apps, making them much easier to find. You might also notice that there’s no longer an app preview image to the left of each one; they’re replaced with just the name. A search bar is always available in the upper right hand corner, so you can quickly find something by typing in a few letters or words, even if you don’t know exactly where it is.

Picture Mode

If you use your phone a lot for watching videos, playing games, or just browsing the internet, then this is going to be a game-changer for you. Picture mode in iOS 16 will give you an optimized viewing experience; it will change your screen’s color balance and brightness so that it’s easier on your eyes when viewing content on your device for long periods of time. This means less eye strain and better battery life!


Siri Upgrades

One of the most exciting changes for Siri is her ability to translate words, phrases, and even sentences between English, Spanish, Italian, German, and Mandarin. This feature will be especially useful when traveling abroad or trying to talk with someone who speaks a different language. There are also new updates to SiriKit that make it possible for developers to add app extensions into their apps so they can work directly with third-party apps like Uber, WeChat, etc. Also included in the update is an option called “Do Not Disturb While Driving,” which you can enable so that your phone doesn’t bother you while driving by automatically sending all calls and texts to voicemail.


iMessage Upgrades

The new update will allow you to use text in different ways. You can now send a message as an audio clip, a video, a doodle, and more. This should make it easier for you to express yourself via text than ever before. Plus, they’ve also made it so that if you’re typing out your message but need help finding the right emoji or sticker, there’s now a search bar at the top of your screen for quick access! And if you want to share one of these messages with someone who doesn’t have iOS 16 yet? No problem; just tap forward when composing a message and select the recipient from your contacts list.

Maps Upgrades

Apple Maps just got upgraded with some really exciting new features. Now, when you’re using Apple Maps, you’ll be able to see what’s around your current location in real time on the map. You can also see those locations on a calendar, which is perfect for planning your next vacation or business trip. Plus, if you want directions, you can get turn-by-turn notifications that will tell you how far away you are from your destination and what turns to take along the way. It’s all about convenience: at the touch of a button, Apple Maps now tells you how much time it will take to drive there (and back). It even gives details like whether there are any traffic delays or construction projects.


Apple Music Upgrades

If you’re a subscriber to Apple Music, there are some exciting new changes headed your way. With iOS 16, you’ll be able to follow a specific artist and see their concert dates on your calendar. You can also buy tickets directly from the app with Apple Pay or get notified when tickets go on sale. It’s all very convenient!


Battery Upgrades

Apple has made it easier for users to monitor their battery usage, which can help solve some problems that people may have with battery life.
Apple has also made it easier for you to know when your battery is draining faster than usual by providing you with a notification about low power usage. If there are no other factors (like weather) impacting battery performance, then you should be able to fix this issue by resetting your settings and/or restarting your device. It might be worth getting in touch with AppleCare if this happens more than once or twice.
Users will be able to know more about how much time they have before they have to recharge their phones with new on-screen notifications.


Upgrades to the weather app

Apple has really improved its weather app with a few upgrades. The app now offers hourly forecasts so you can plan your day better, as well as severe weather alerts in certain regions. You can also choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit. And it shows the low and high temperatures for each day of the week. For example, if it’s Wednesday, then it will show what today’s highs and lows are. It will also let you know if there is rain coming soon.


Safety Check Upgrades

This update will make it a lot easier for parents to monitor their child’s activity on their phone, as well as restrict access to certain apps. You can set restrictions on what your kids can do with their phones and what they can download. This makes it easier for parents to keep tabs on what their kids are doing on their devices and protect them from potential dangers.


Privacy and Security Upgrades

Your passwords will be automatically saved in Safari, so you don’t have to log in every time you visit a site. Plus, your passwords are now synchronized across all your devices, so they’re easier and more convenient than ever to access. You’ll also be able to use Touch ID and FaceID for third-party apps, and once again, that means better security for everything you do on your phone. So if you were worried about hackers or government surveillance, this should make you feel a little better. It’s always good to know what information is being collected about you and with whom it’s being shared. With Apple’s new OS update, your personal data is locked up tighter than Fort Knox.


The latest update to iOS 16 from Apple might have been as big a leap forward as we were hoping for, but there are still a lot of new features coming our way. Features like augmented reality, better notifications, and more will make our iPhones even better than they already are.


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Waheel Ahmed

Waheel is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. He likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee...

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