Unprecedented features and important tips for iOS 16

9/13/2022 11:27:05 PM
 New iPhone 14 models are displayed at an Apple event on the campus of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.
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The operating system will now be available for download for owners of iPhone 8 and later.

On Monday, Apple released the official iOS 16 operating system, which contains some new features for iPhone devices, but there are some essential tips you should follow before downloading it.

And Apple decided to deprive some old phone models and revealed that the new operating system will be available for download now for owners of "iPhone 8" and later versions.

The new operating system brings all-new customization features, deeper intelligence, and smoother communication and sharing.

Important tips must be followed before downloading the iOS 16 operating system, including ensuring that the phone includes enough space, not less than 15 GB, whether in the iPhone or iPad.

It must also be ensured that the smart device is charged more than 50%, and it is recommended to take a backup copy of the phone data.

iOS 16 brings new personalization features, thus enhancing the iPhone experience, and the operating system improves devices with all-new personalization features, deeper intelligence, and smoother ways to communicate and share.

It also offers widgets on the lock screen, where you can display a set of widgets as part of the lock screen to peek at information such as weather, time, date, and battery levels.

Smart Search will improve your results by correcting misspellings and using synonyms for your search terms.

You can edit or unsend a message you just sent and mark a message as unread if you can't reply to it at the moment and want to return to it later.

The new operating system also includes the iCloud Shared Photo Library, coming out later this year, and lets you share a photo library with your family and up to five others. Each has equal permissions to add, edit, and delete photos in the shared library.


iOS 16 adds a fitness app for all users who use the phone's built-in motion sensors to provide an estimate of calories burned based on steps, distance traveled, and use of third-party fitness apps, even if you don't have an Apple Watch. And the new Medications feature in the Health app lets you track what you should take and when.

Camera Translation

 The new system adds a camera translation feature, which may be suitable for holidays in foreign regions, allowing you to translate the text around you using the camera in the translation app. Just hold the camera on the words you want to translate, pause the display, and the translation will be added to the text in a still image.

Lock Mode Feature

It won't be for everyone, but Apple says the new Lockdown feature "provides maximum protection for a minimal number of users who face serious, targeted threats to their digital security."


When your hands are full, it can be challenging to end a phone with a hard-to-find phone in your pocket. Now you can ask Siri by sending the command, "Hey Siri, hang up." But beware, if you're trying to be discreet, the caller can hear you telling Siri to hang up.

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