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The Best Features Of The iOS 16 Update

/ 09:48 AM September 14, 2022

Apple recently launched a new update for iPhones, offering so many features that you might feel like you have a new phone! If you have not installed it, you might want to do it now. 

The recent iOS update improves so many existing features. For example, the camera now has a built-in depth that automatically blurs backgrounds. More importantly, it will ensure the security of your Apple Device.


Expect to read a list of the best iOS 16 features in this article. More importantly, we will talk about how you can install the update to keep your device safe.

Lock Screen

This represents the iOS 16 update.

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The iOS 16 update lets your phone represent you upon startup. You may adjust the colors of the date, time, and other indicators. Also, you may change their placement and fonts.


Touch and hold the lock screen, then swipe it to swap it for another. Alternatively, your iPhone could randomly shuffle through a specific gallery to give you a surprise lock screen throughout the day.

The iOS 16 update enables color filtering, tinting, and font style changes. Moreover, it lets you add widgets to the lock screen, such as weather, battery levels, calendar events, and alarms. You may also include the ones from third-party apps.


This is an iPhone.

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Have you ever sent the wrong DMs? The iOS 16 allows you to unsend a message two minutes after sending it. Moreover, you may edit a message 15 minutes after sending it. The recipient may access a list of its revisions.

The latest update lets you recover messages within 30 days of deleting them. Moreover, it offers a messaging update for workers. You may now send an invitation to your colleagues for a joint project.

Then, everyone on the thread will join your project, document, or spreadsheet. You will also see edits they make on those projects. Also, you may respond to SMS messages quickly with a Tapback. 

It is an emoji reaction that will appear on a recipient’s Android device. Moreover, the iOS 16 update provides dual SIM message filtering and audio message playback.


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The search function now corrects typographical errors and uses synonyms for your search terms. As a result, the iOS 16 update lets you find emails faster.


Like the updates to the Messages app, you may now undo emails before they reach the recipient’s inbox. Also, you may schedule your emails to send at a specific time. 

If you are busy, you may set a follow-up for unread emails. Then, you may assign a reminder to check them again after a specific date and time. 


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You may now share browser tabs with friends so they can add theirs. Then, you may check them on Tab Groups to help your team work together. 

You math also sync your extensions and settings from other devices with Safari. Also, you get web page image translation with Live Text. You will also get opt-in notifications in 2023.

Safari will also edit passwords on your behalf to comply with site-specific requirements. Moreover, you may find and manage Wi-Fi passwords in Settings so that you can share or delete them. 


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Apple knows online transactions are the new way for shoppers, so iOS 16 upgrades the Wallet feature. For example, you may share your Apple Wallet keys via messaging apps like Mail, Messages, and WhatsApp.

Are you planning an overseas trip this year? The iOS 16 update has you covered with digital hotel keys. It lets you check in and unlock your room with your iPhone instead of keycards.

Did you buy the new iPhone 14? Tap the “+” button in your Apple Wallet to see your current keys. Then, select which ones you want to include in your new device.


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Updates are important to keep your sensitive information safe. That is why the iOS 16 update installs them faster than before. Also, you may now use Face ID in landscape mode on supported iPhone models.

Another great feature is Lockdown Mode. Apple describes it as “extreme protection for the very small number of users who face grave, targeted threats to their digital security.”

It further strengthens the iPhone’s defenses and limits specific functions. As a result, it reduces the damage a cyberattack may cause to your device. 


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We will soon see the Apple Watch Ultra on store shelves, so iOS 16 has updates for the upcoming wearable device. You may now control the Watch with your iPhone. 

The upgrade also improves the Detection Mode for Magnifier. For example, it can now locate doors and read instructions. Also, the iOS 16 update lets the iPhone recognize sounds like a doorbell ringing.

As a result, it could alert blind people to specific hazards or notify them of a nearby loved one.  Moreover, the Maps app now has VoiceOver. It provides alert tones and haptic feedback to identify starting points for walking directions.

Why you should upgrade your iPhone

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Did you like the latest features of iOS 16? If you did not, you should still get the update for your security. Apple recently found a weakness in its systems that provides kernel privileges. 

In other words, the flaw lets hackers take control of your iPhone and run any programs on it. In response, Apple released the iOS 15.7 update along with iOS 16. The latter only works for the following iPhone models:

  • The iPhone 14, Plus, Pro, and Pro Max
  • The iPhone 13, mini, Pro, and Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, mini, Pro, and Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max
  • The iPhone XS and Max
  • The iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and the Plus
  • The second generation iPhone SE or later

If you have not installed the update, start by making a backup on iCloud. Then, plug your iPhone into power and connect to your Wi-Fi. Next, head to Settings and tap General.

Tap Software Update and choose the software update you want. Note that the available updates will depend on your current iPhone model. Tap Install Now or Download and Install

If you received the latter option, tap it, enter your passcode, then tap Install Now. If you forgot your passcode, contact Apple. Note that too many failed attempts will lock your iPhone.


Apple keeps its fans safe and satisfied with iOS 15.7 and iOS 16. The former provides security upgrades for older iPhones, while the latter provides security and new functions for newer ones.

You can expect more Apple products this September, like the Apple Watch Ultra and the iPhone 14. The tech giant is truly pulling all the stops before the year ends!

You can get more tech updates by following inquirer Technology. It lets you keep up with the latest trends and innovations as the world’s digital transformation continues. 

Frequently asked questions

What iPhones will get iOS 16?

The models from the 2nd-gen iPhone SE onwards will receive iOS 16. Meanwhile, previous models will receive iOS 15.7 for security purposes. Check the list above for more details.

When can I get iOS 16?

You can install it from the Settings option of your iPhone. Connect your device to power and your Wi-Fi connection to ensure successful installation.

Is iOS 15.7 the same as 16?

The iOS 15.7 only protects against the recent exploit to the iPhone. On the other hand, the iOS 16 provides a security upgrade and new features.

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