Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16: New features, supported devices, release date
It’s time in the year again. At WWDC 2022, Apple showed off iOS 16 and iPadOS 16″Subsequent versions of the operating system run on Its iPhone and iPad. This update builds on many of the new features Apple introduced in the iOS 15like SharePlay and Focus, and add a greater degree of customization.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Is your iPhone or iPad compatible?
With iOS 16, Apple will discontinue software support for the following devices: iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE 2016, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. Basically, if you have an iPhone 8 (2017) or later (including Monday- and iPhone SE third generation), you’ll be able to download and run iOS 16 when it’s released this fall. However, that doesn’t mean every feature in the update will be available on your iPhone as some features like Live Text only work with iPhones powered by the A12 Bionic chip or later.
It’s a bit more complicated for iPads, as they don’t have a sensible naming convention. Here are the generations that will receive iPadOS 16 this fall. You can find out which model you have by Follow the instructions here.
- iPad: 5th generation and up
- Small iPad: 4th generation and up
- iPad Air: 2nd generation and up
- 9.7 inches and 10.5 inches iPad Pro
- iPad Pro 11 inch: First generation and up
- iPad Pro 12.9 inch: First generation and up
What’s New in iOS 16?
Here, we’ve highlighted the top new features coming to iOS 16. We’ll keep adding more until Apple releases the final version this fall.
Lock screen overhaul
Apple is completely redesigning the lock screen in iOS 16. Notifications now appear at the bottom of the screen to not clutter up your beautiful lock screen photo. The clock widget cuts behind your photo subject, creating a fantastic depth effect, and you can customize its design, from the typography to the colors — just long press the lock screen to switch to edit mode.
You can add more widgets below the watch, like weather, activity ring, and calendar. At the bottom, where notifications show up, you can also pin certain types of live activity. For example, if you’re watching an NBA game, you can see the score via the notification pinned at the bottom. You can also pin things like Uber rides, workouts, and Now Playing controls, which can expand to full lock screen now to show album art.
There’s a new wallpaper library with tons of designs to choose from, including a live weather lock screen that simulates real-time weather conditions or recommendations to use photos from your own photo library. . Apple will let you set up multiple lock screens, and it’s easy to cycle through them, the same way you can easily switch watch faces by swiping on your Apple Watch.
Improvements are more focused
Your lock screen can also associated with Spotlightwhich means you can set a lock screen for your Work Focus and another lock screen — with a more personal photo — for Focus on the Individual. Swiping to the relevant lock screen will simply activate that Spotlight. iOS 16 also adds Spotlight Filters in apps like Safari, Calendar, Mail, and Messages. This means that when you open Safari with Work Focus on, you’ll only see work-related tabs. The same goes for other apps that support these filters, and Apple says developers can take advantage of the API to add support.
Message but editable
Twitter still won’t let you edit tweets, but Apple lets you edit messages in the Messages app once you’ve sent them. You can even “Undo Send” to recall the messages. The new feature is the ability to mark any thread as unread so you can check back for messages later. Apple is also adding Support SharePlay into the Messages app. Now you don’t have to FaceTime with a friend just to watch a synced movie together — you can jump into action in the Messages app and chat with synced video and controls. shared playback.
If you’re someone who likes to dictate your messages instead of typing (less “duck”, am I right?) you’ll be glad to see the improvements to spelling. The keyboard will now stay open during dictation so you can easily move between voice and touch. You can tap text to select and replace it with your own voice, even send emojis without taking long to find.
Pay later with Apple Pay
Services that allow you to buy now but pay later some feedback from consumer analysts, but Apple is taking the lead with its own deal called Apple Pay Later. Soon, you’ll be able to split the cost of Apple Pay purchases into four equal payments spread over six weeks with zero interest and no fees. You’ll have the option for Apple Pay Later when you pay with Apple Pay, and Apple says it’s available anywhere Apple Pay is accepted online or in apps.
You’ll also be able to view order tracking directly in Apple Pay, though the feature is only available to participating merchants. And if you’re a small business owner, you’ll be able to accept Apple Pay payments via your iPhone instead of having to use a separate terminal.