iOS 16 Overview
Apple in WWDC 2022 previewed the latest version of the IOS,that is iOS 16 it introduces redesigned, customizable Lock Screens, the ability to edit and delete messages, improved Focus modes, an iCloud Shared Photos Library for families, major improvements for apps like Mail, Home, and Wallet, and much more.
Also improved focus mode as well as many collaborative focused changes the feature changes are also included in the ipados
In iOS 16, finally users can customize their Lock Screens to their desired look and can easily switch between multiple of them by simply holding down and swiping the screen.
Users can now choose a new effect for wallpapers like the subject can be set in front of the time and change the font of the date and type with a range of new styles and color options. A brand new gallery displays suggestions to create custom Lock Screens,with live weather conditions, animated views of the Earth, moon, and solar system, emojis, unique backdrops, image suggestions, and many more.
It can have complication like apple watch and add widget to the lock screen
Notifications is now completely redesigned in iOS 16 now it rolls up from the bottom of the screen instead of the traditional way ,it is to ensure that users have a good view of their customized Lock Screen while being able to easily see notifications as they arrive. There are many ways to view notifications on the Lock Screen like expanded list view, count view ,stacked view, and a pinch allows users to change the layout in context.
Live Activities is a new feature in ios 16 that helps users keep track of things that are happening in real-time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order, directly from the Lock Screen. Instead of a new notification for every update it updates in real time it takes the form of a card at the bottom of the Lock Screen that persists for as long as the activity occurs.
3.IMPROVED FOCUS MODE
Focus mode was first introduced with iOS 15 last year and now it has been expanded and refined in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura. Accompanying the redesigned customizable Lock Screen now the users can now set each Focus mode to have a linked Lock Screen. In addition to all of the existing ways to activate a Focus mode, like in Control Center or via automations, iPhone users can now choose between Lock Screens to enable a different set Focus mode.
iOS 16 suggests Home Screen and Lock Screen set up with apps, wallpapers, and widgets when users set up a Focus mode, and users can also directly tie an Apple Watch face to a specific Focus mode. The process of setting up a Focus mode has been improved with a personalized setup experience for each option.
One of the biggest additions to Focus mode in iOS 16 is Focus filters. Focus filters allow users to set limits within apps like Mail,calendar ,safari, and messages to only display relevant content, such as a particular Tab Group in Safari,or set of calendars events in the Calendar app, With a new Focus filter API, developers can build this functionality into their apps and change content based on a user’s current Focus.
There are also more customizable options inside Focus modes, with an ability to silence notifications from apps and people, effectively adding the ability to not include notifications rather than only allow them as is the case in iOS 15.
These are some of the features of ios 16 we will see addition improvement in the next article