July 18, 2022

iOS 16: Hidden Features You Should Look Out For

Apple's impending iOS 16 software update will include several new features, such as a newly revamped and customisable lock screen. Despite the long history of iPhone update support, not all of these compatible Apple phones will be able to use some of the more complex new capabilities. Let's look at some of the secret iOS 16 features you may not know.

Safari Tabs
Pinning a Safari tab on a Mac has been possible for some time; however, iOS 15 broke the functionality of pinned tabs on mobile devices. With the release of iOS 16, this behavior has been altered, and you may now pin your preferred tabs anywhere, even inside Tab Groups.

Duplicate Contacts & Photos
In iOS 16, the Contacts app allows you to combine several copies of the same contact into a single entry. In addition, the Photos app that comes standard with iOS 16 may inform you if you have many photos of the same subject, offering you the option to get rid of the duplicates; you can even carry out content transfer to another device that you have more storage space. In the event that you have duplicate images that need to be managed, a new album labelled "Duplicates" will be made available to you.

AirPods Updates
In iOS 16, a new dedicated area appears in the Settings app whenever AirPods are attached, making it much easier to adjust the settings for Apple's wireless earbuds. iOS 16 also introduces a new Personalized Spatial Audio feature, which uses the TrueDepth camera to scan your ears and the surroundings around you. This results in a listening experience that is singular to you and is tailored according to your preferences.
Hepatic Feedback for the Keyboard

In iOS 16, a keyboard setting gives you the option to activate haptic feedback, a sensation that can be felt as you are typing. Users get tangible proof that a letter has been pushed by virtue of the vibrations triggered by each keystroke.

Wi-Fi Password
With iOS 16, you will no longer be unable to obtain the WiFi password of the network you are now using, which is likely something that has been a source of annoyance for you in the past. You may see the password for the network you are currently connected to by going into the WiFi settings on your iPhone.