About a month after Apple releasedThe company released iOS 16.1. The latest update brings many new features, tweaks, and fixes for compatible iPhones (and iPads with files ). If you haven’t already updated, we can show you .
Here’s what’s new in iOS 16.1 and what each feature does.
iCloud Shared Photo Library
Sharing photos with your friends after a night out can be daunting. But with iCloud Shared Photo Library, you can easily share photos and videos with up to five other people.
Anyone with access to the shared photo library can add, edit, and delete content within the library. You can upload photos directly from the iPhone camera to the library, and you can add photos to the library when you are physically with others who have access to the library.
However, you cannot participate in two shared libraries simultaneously, and if you move photos from your personal library to the shared library, those photos will not be duplicated and can only be found in the shared library.
Live activities in dynamic island and lock screen
The‘s And the lock screen is enhanced by direct activities. With Live Activities, the dynamic island and lock screen display notifications from third-party apps for things like sports and flights.
Apple Fitness Plus without Apple Watch
With iOS 16.1, you no longer need a fileto reach . With an iPhone 8 or later, you can track your fitness progress and goals right from your phone.
Battery screen updates
iPhone XR even the latest models now have the option to view a filein the battery gauge icon. The font size used for the battery icon has also increased slightly, making it easier to read.
Background and lock screen updates
Apple made it easy to customize your wallpaper in iOS 16.1. From Settings > Background The menu, the option to add a new background is now more visually distinct, and you have the option to scroll through existing backgrounds. Also, when you release your wallpaper from the lock screen, you will now have the option to customize either your lock screen or your home screen (instead of just the lock screen).
The screenshot editing tools interface has been updated
When you edit a screenshot using the edit menu, the delete, save, and copy options are now displayed across the top of your screen in a smaller, less intrusive menu. Previously, these options were at the bottom of your iPhone screen.
Wallet app upgrades
You can securely share vehicle, hotel room and other information on Wallet with Messages and WhatsApp. Apple Card customers can also top up their everyday cash by putting their savings into a high-yield savings account. You can also delete the Wallet app from your iPhone if you want.
Smart Home Connection via Matter
Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard, is now supported. This means that you can control smart devices such asAnd the from your iPhone.
Clean energy charging setting
A new clean power charging toggle switch has been added to the Battery section of Settings. The setting can help reduce carbon emissions when charging your iPhone. With clean energy charging turned on, your iPhone will selectively charge when low-carbon electricity is available. It looks like this setting is toggled on by default, but you can turn it off if you want to by going to Settings > Battery > Battery health and charging and clicking the toggle next to clean energy charging.
Upgrade the Apple Books interface
If you’re reading books on your iPhone, the reader controls are automatically hidden when you open Apple Books.
Apple also addressed a few bugs. These fixes fix header issues such as deleted conversations showing up in messages, some Dynamic Island content not showing up when using Accessibility and CarPlay not connecting when using a VPN app.
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