By Maxime T’sjoen
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A few days after the announcement of the release of the iPhone 14, a new operating system has appeared. Apple launched, this Monday, September 12, the new version of its iOS, 16e by name.
And, if you have an iPhone superior to iPhone 8 you can install it, for free.
Home screen, notifications, focus time, widgets, news.fr takes stock of everything that could evolve in your phone.
How to install it?
To install, grab your iPhone and go to Settings > General > Software Update. You may be offered version 15.7, version 16.0 will be at the bottom of the screen.
Compatible iPhones are: the next iPhone 2022 (iPhone 14), iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and mini, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max, iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Compatible iPads: iPad Pro 2021 and 2022, iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 10.5 inch (2016 and later), iPad Pro 11 inch (2018 and later), iPad Air 3 and 4, iPad Air 5 2022 , iPad 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, iPad Mini 5 and 6.
1 – Personalized home screen
This is the novelty touted by Apple: now, it will be possible to customize its lock screen.
You can choose the font of the clock, and above all, you can add widgets handy on the locked screen. It will be possible to put tools, very sober, to watch the weather, the calendar, the sunrise or the level of charge of your devices.
It’s practical, and it denotes greatly with the formerly closed interface of iPhones.
It’s gimmicky, but if you want, you can put the subject of the photo on the locked screen in front of the clock.
2 – Notifications… at the bottom
If you were used to receiving your notifications at the top of your screen, you will have to rediscover them. From now on, whether on the lock screen or the one dedicated to notifications, they are displayed at the bottom.
It is therefore necessary to “scroll” them upwards to scroll them and click on them (especially those ofnews.fr).
Additionally, you can view them as a list or stack, or view only the number of notifications received.
Another novelty, the appearance of what Apple calls Lives Activities, during matches or when you order a VTC for example, to follow the evolution live.
3 – Time for concentration, and time for yourself
It is possible to associate your locked screen to a mode of concentration “so as to activate the latter as soon as you switch to the corresponding locked screen”, explains Apple.
Furthermore, it is possible to customize focus modes by targeting apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, Safari and many more that can get in the way of your productivity, or waste your time away from work or study.
4 – Correct your messages
This is a novelty that could get more than one out of delicate situations. When you made a major spelling mistake, or the proofreader changed a word and you sent the message as is. Well with iOS 16, you can edit your iMessages for 15 minutes.
However, the recipient will be able to consult a history of modifications.
Also, for two minutes after sending the message, you can cancel it. Convenient if you get the wrong recipient.
You can also mark a message as unread.
5 – Dictation improves
If you are a fan of message dictation, these new features will please you. Automatic punctuation is introduced, with commas, full stops, and question marks being inserted as you dictate content.
“Emoji support lets you insert emoji using your voice,” Apple says.
6 – Plan is inspired by Waze
If you have planned to make a trip with stages, Plan will now be able to allow you to do so. The “Routes” feature, including multiple stops, allows you to add up to 15 stops to your driving route.
So you can plan your best roadtrips.
7 – The improved Mail application
Emails have taken a prominent place in our use of digital, and as a result, Apple has decided to significantly improve its dedicated application.
An improved search will offer more precise and more complete results, but above all, it will finally be possible to schedule an email to be sent. You can also set yourself a reminder, about an e-mail, which must be sent precisely one day or another.
Functionality “ Cancel send allows you to undeliver a message within 10 seconds of sending it.
8 – Photo editing
With artificial intelligence, you can retouch a photo and crop a subject without leaving the application (Photos, Safari or others).
Just keep pressed on the subject in question and copy it, you can then paste it where you want and save the clipped image.
9 – Parental control
In terms of the safety of minors, Apple has made efforts and offers several features to parents.
The “Communications Security” setting in the Messages app gives parents the ability to receive warnings on their children’s devices when they receive or attempt to send photos of naked subjects.
If children receive nude photos, the app offers helpful prevention resources.
In the Family Sharing application, it will be easier to configure parental controls adapted to children, including when the latter has just received a new device.
You can also regulate the screen times of your offspring.
10 – New features in the Health application
The latest addition concerns the Health application where the Treatments feature helps you track and manage the intake of medications, vitamins and other dietary supplements.
It takes creating a list with reminders and custom schedules, then logging your catches over time.
“Deviation notifications alert you when your recorded menstrual cycles show certain patterns: infrequent periods, irregular periods, prolonged periods, or persistent spotting,” Apple also says.
And to watch over your loved ones, you can now invite them to securely share the information in their Health app.
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