Apple iOS 16
Apple released the first public beta of iOS 16 on Monday. That means anyone with an iPhone 8 or later can try an early version of the next big iPhone update, which is expected sometime this fall alongside new iPhone models.
IOS 16 will allow users to customize iPhone lock screen, unsend and edit iMessages, schedule emails, and more.
Like all pre-release software, it will have bugs, so users should be careful about installing it on a machine that is used for work or daily use. It’s best for tech enthusiasts who want to see what’s going to happen in front of the general public and are willing to help Apple identify issues.
Please note that since public beta software is not yet commercially released by Apple, it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not work as well as commercially released software. Be sure to back up your iPhone or iPad and Mac using Time Machine before Install beta software,” Apple warns on its website.
Apple unveiled iOS 16 in June at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Users with an Apple developer account were able to install iOS 16 shortly after the conference.
The public beta released on Monday no longer requires a developer account, and is intended to get the public’s help in eliminating bugs before the official release.
The software will be available to everyone with an iPhone released in 2017 or later. The oldest supported device is the iPhone 8.
This year, iOS 16 has several major improvements, particularly regarding the messaging experience in iMessage and Mail.
Some of the big changes include:
- Customizable lock screens. Users will be able to add smaller widgets with real-time data such as the weather forecast on the lock screen, and even change the clock font for the first time.
- Cancel sending and modifying iMessages. Users will have 15 minutes after sending a message to edit or unsend it in iMessage. The other user will not receive a notification but will see that the message has been edited or recalled.
- Best group texting with Android users. Android users reaction to iMessage – like a little thumb – It will no longer be displayed as an advertisement. These reactions will be attached to SMS messages in the same way as iMessage.
- Schedule future emails. The built-in Mail app on iPhones now has a more powerful search feature as well as the ability to schedule an email to be sent for a period in the future, like tomorrow morning at 9am.
- AI automatically sorts, edits, translates and shares photos. iOS 16 uses AI to automatically share photos with up to six people based on who’s in the photo – like kids or family members. AI can translate text in photos or videos a user takes, as well as cut a subject, such as a person, from a photo and place it in other photos or apps as a sticker.
- Short-term loans in Apple Wallet. Apple introduced a feature called Apple Pay Later, allowing users to make purchases with Apple Pay first and then pay off the balance in four payments over six weeks. Apple Wallet in iOS 16 will also make it easier to share digital cards or house keys through messaging.
- Apple Maps can add multiple stops to the route. Apple Maps will let you add different stops to the route. Next year, Apple will unveil an updated version of its CarPlay software, which will take advantage of this map update and integrate further with in-vehicle hardware.
- More ways to control notifications. Apple will enable users to have completely different wallpapers or app settings for different times of the day, such as when the user is at work or sleeping.
- “Hey Siri, hang up.” Siri will soon help you to end a FaceTime call or a phone call.
- Apple’s Home app redesign. Apple also said it supports Matter, an open standard for smart home devices like locks, lights, and blinds. It also redesigned the Home app to better show things like the multiple cameras in and around your home in a side-by-side mode that’s easy to view.
- Medications and sleep tracking in a health app. Apple’s Health app now lets users enter their medications and how often they’ve taken them. It can also notify users when it is time to take medication. Apple Watch owners will be able to monitor their sleep and heart rate in the Health app on their iPhone.
- Security check. A new feature called Security Check allows users to quickly turn off all services and apps, such as location, that are shared with the user’s family. Apple said the feature was designed in partnership with women’s groups and is specifically designed to make it easier to maintain privacy or protect personal data and safety when leaving an abusive relationship.
- Use your iPhone as a webcam. With iOS 16 and the new version of macOS, users can now use their iPhone as a webcam in a feature called Continuity Camera with the appropriate laptop installed.
How to install iOS 16 public beta on your iPhone
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If you’re hungry to see and test these and other changes now, installing the public beta is easy, but not as easy as a typical iPhone software update.
- Visit the Apple beta program website on your iPhone and sign up or sign in with your Apple account.
- Sign up by selecting “Register your devices” and agree to Apple’s terms.
- Choose the software you want to try – Apple has also released a public beta for iPad.
- Click on the button labeled “Download Profile”. Your phone will warn you that it is trying to download a configuration profile. approve it.
- Go to Settings and tap the Profile Downloaded section at the top of the app to download and restart your phone.
- Go to Settings and check for an update. It will download and install the trial version.