Apple has just released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 16. This version is packed with new features and updates, so we’ve put together a list of the most notable changes.
If you’re curious about what’s new in iOS 16, read on. We’ll tell you about all the new features, as well as the improvements that have been made to existing features.
Widgets are returning to the home screen
One of the most-requested features for iOS was the return of widgets. And with iOS 16, your prayers have been answered!
Widgets allow you to see important information without opening an app. For example, you can see your current weather conditions, upcoming appointments, or the latest headlines without having to open the specific app.
To add a widget, just swipe to the right on your home screen. You’ll see a list of all of the widgets installed on your device. Tap on the widget you want to add, and it will be added to your home screen.
Picture in Picture is available for all apps
If you’re an iPad user, you’re probably familiar with the Picture in Picture mode. With iOS 16, this feature is now available for all apps, not just videos.
To use Picture in Picture mode, open the app you want to use and press the Home button. Tap the little square icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to enter Picture in Picture mode. The app will shrink and stay on top of whatever else you’re doing on your iPad.
You can move the app around your screen by dragging it with your finger, or tap the blue bar at the top of the screen to expand it to full-screen mode again. To close Picture in Picture mode, swipe up on the app thumbnail.
App Library is a new way to organize your apps
The App Library is one of the most significant changes in iOS 16. It’s a new way to organize your apps that’s inspired by the way we use our phones in the real world. Instead of having to scroll through long lists of apps, you can now find them all in one place.
The App Library is located in the dock at the bottom of your screen and it’s where you’ll find all of your recently used apps as well as your favorite and most used apps. The best part is that you can customize it to fit your needs. You can add, remove, and rearrange apps however you want so it works best for you.
We can’t wait to see how you customize your App Library!
Siri has a new interface and can do more
Siri is now much more interactive and user-friendly. She has a new interface that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for, and she can do a lot more than she could before.
For example, you can ask her to play music, check the weather, or get directions. Siri is also now compatible with third-party apps, so you can use her to control your favorite music or podcast apps, as well as other important features on your phone.
Maps has been updated with new features
One of the biggest changes in iOS 16 is with Maps. The update includes a new feature that warns you when you’re about to leave your current location and go into an area that’s been classified as high-crime.
The update also includes a new “look around” feature that allows you to explore an area in 360 degrees. You can use this feature by tapping on the icon in the bottom-left corner of the Maps screen.
Finally, Maps now has CarPlay support for Waze and HERE Transit.
iOS 16 is available now
If you’re an iPhone user, the wait is finally over – iOS 16 is available now. This new update comes with a range of new features and enhancements, so we wanted to give you a quick rundown on what’s changed and what’s new.
One of the most notable changes is the addition of a Dark Mode. If you’re not a fan of bright screens in the evening, this mode is perfect for you. It’s easy on your eyes and can be customized to match your personal preferences.
There are also a ton of other new features, such as upgraded privacy controls, enhanced Maps and CarPlay, and more. So if you’re feeling curious, be sure to check out Apple’s website for more information on iOS 16.
So, what do you think of iOS 16? Let us know in the comments below!