This story is part ofCNET’s full coverage of and about Apple’s annual developer conference.
This year at WWDC, Apple announced iOS 16, promising many great new features for your iPhone. With iOS 16, you will be able toand get new tools for personalizing your iPhone, including the ability to . Also new . iOS 16 will likely be released in September along with that and . However, developers can .
The introduction of iOS 16 continues on the heels of May 16th, which includes Apple Cash updates, Photo Memories and a Podcast app. Apple also recently launched a developer beta for iOS 15.6, which currently lacks major new features and appears primarily focused on fixing bugs.
iOS 16 allows you to edit and ‘cancel’ messages
“Shameless typos are a thing of the past,” said Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi while introducing the three most requested features for the Messages app.
First, on iOS 16. So if you notice a typo after a message, you will be able to edit the message after the fact. A small “edited” appears in the status of the message.
Next – and this could be your favorite new feature – you can instantly remember the messages you sent. If you accidentally send an unfinished message, you can use the Undo Send tool to prevent it from being read and hopefully not look messy to your friends and family.
Lastly, you can mark messages and threads as unread. This can be a great tool when you don’t have time to respond to a message at the moment, but want to make sure you’ll get back to it.
Your iPhone gets a new customizable lock screen
One of the things you see most on an iPhone is the lock screen, especially if you have an iPhone equipped with Face ID. iOS 16 brings. Press and hold to change the lock screen. You can swipe to try different styles. Each style changes the color filter for the background photo and the font on the lock screen so they are all complementary. This is exactly what Apple did about Google Material You, which launched with Android 12.
You can also customize the font for time and date, and add lock screen widgets like temperature, activity ringer and calendar. The widget is similar in complexity to the Apple Watch’s lock screen.
You can even set up multiple customized lock screens with different widgets and easily swipe to switch between them. There’s even a random image option that automatically changes the image on your lock screen.
there is an always-on display. It’s something almost all Android phones have; even the Apple Watch doesn’t. There is hope it will come out with it .
Direct news and activities
Sometimes notifications can cover the lock screen photo, so iOS 16 moves notifications to the bottom of the screen. When you receive it, instead of being compiled into a list, it looks like a vertical carousel. This not only looks better but should be a great help to use one hand of the iPhone.
iOS 16 also aims to address other notification issues. Sometimes you get multiple notifications in a row from one app, such as a basketball game score. A new tool for developers called Live Activities makes it easy to stay on top of everything happening in real time from the lockscreen, instead of experiencing interruptions.
Live Activities should make it easier to follow sporting events, training or even Uber travel progress.
Wallet and Apple Pay Later
ID cards from other countries will be available in the Wallet application along with other security and privacy features. In iOS 16 you can also protect your identity and age. So, instead of showing your exact date of birth, the Wallet app will display your ID and you are 21 years old.
iOS 16 makes sharing buttons easier with apps like Mail and Messages. When your friend receives the key, they can add it to the Wallet app on their iPhone. Apple says it works to ensure that shared keys are industry standard and free to others.
Apple Pay will support new payment types and add new features called for, a Klarna-like service that lets you split the cost of buying Apple Pay into four equal payments spread over six weeks, with zero interest and no fees. Upcoming payments are managed through the Wallet app, making it easy to keep track of dates and payments.
But Apple Pay doesn’t stop there. The new feature will also help you track Apple Pay orders and allow merchants to send you receipts and detailed tracking information. This should make it easier to stay updated on the status of all your orders.
Tap and drag Visual Lookup for a photo
In iOS 15, Visual Look Up analyzes your photos and can identify objects like plants, landmarks and animals. iOS 16 takes this to the next level. If you tap the subject of a photo like a dog in the image above, you can pick up the photo from the background and add it to an app like Messages. The bottom line is a direct touch tool that removes the background of the photo.
Apple sometimes overuses the word “magic,” but this feature is really like that.
SharePlay explains Messages
SharePlay, which debuted on iOS 15, allows you to have a sharing experience when connecting with people via FaceTime. You can watch TV shows, listen to music in sync and more. iOS 16 adds the ability to find other apps that support SharePlay from FaceTime.
But perhaps one of the best things Apple has done for SharePlay is to make it usable in the Messages app. Apple says this is one of the biggest demands from app developers. Now if you want to share your movie on Disney Plus, you can start SharePlay along with your friends while chatting in Messages.
The Safety Check is intended to help people who have had an abusive relationship
it’s a new feature intended to help people in abusive relationships. Allows you to check and reset who has access to your location information as well as passwords, messages and other applications on your iPhone.
Update focus mode and Focus filters
Focus mode gets some updates. The first applies the Focus behavior to the widget and the lock screen display. So you can set the lock screen when Work Focus is enabled and more for training.
Apple added a special Focus filter that applies the iPhone’s Focus mode to the app. For example, in Safari, you can limit what tabs are displayed depending on which Focus mode is active.
Apple Maps adds transit rate cards
The map will get some updates. You will be able to plan trips with up to 15 different spots along the way. If you start planning your trip with the Maps app on your Mac, you’ll be able to share it to your iPhone.
And about the same as what Google announced for Google Wallet on Android 13, you’ll be able to see transit rate estimates as well as add money to your fare card from Apple Maps.
iCloud family checklist
iCloud got some new features. One of the more interesting is the option to quickly set up a new device for your child. When Quick Start appears, you have the option to select a user for the new device and use all of the existing parental controls that you have previously selected and managed. However, this isn’t what many want: the ability to set up separate users for the same device.
There’s a new family checklist with tips for updating your settings for kids as they get older, like a reminder to check your location sharing settings or share your iCloud Plus subscription.
For more, check it out.