In iOS 16, Apple introduces a brand-new Lock Screen experience as well as new methods to interact and communicate.
Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said, “iOS 16 is a substantial release with enhancements that will revolutionize how you use iPhone.”
Apple unveils an all-new Lock Screen experience and new ways to share and communicate in iOS 16
Users may customize their Lock Screens, store family images in the iCloud Shared Photo Library, retrieve sent messages, schedule mail, and learn more using Live Text and Visual Look Up.
Apple debuted iOS 16 yesterday, bringing the most significant overhaul to the Lock Screen in the company’s history, as well as new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that will transform how iPhone owners interact with their devices. iOS 16 offers iCloud Shared Photo Library, which allows users to easily share a collection of photos with family, as well as tweaks to Messages and Mail, which make it easier to keep in touch, and substantial improvements to Live Text and Visual Look Up.
Personalized Lock Screen
With iOS 16, the Lock Screen becomes more personal, elegant, and useful. The subjects of images are elegantly arranged in front of the clock on the Lock Screen with a new layering effect, producing a sense of depth. With expressive text styles and color choices, users can vary the appearance of the date and time.
The Lock Screen includes widgets inspired by Apple Watch complexities, allowing you to quickly access information like upcoming calendar events, weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones, Activity ring progress, and more.
Live Activity is a new feature on the Lock Screen that allows users to remain on top of activities that are happening in real-time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order.
Notifications have been modified to slide up from the bottom, allowing users to see their customized Lock Screen clearly.
Live Activity Feature
A new feature called Live Activities allows users to keep track of activities that are happening in real-time, such as a sports game, workout, ride-share, or food delivery order, directly from the Lock Screen. Notifications have also been updated to roll up from the bottom, allowing users to receive a quick and clear picture of what’s going on.
Visual Look Up introduces a new feature that allows users to tap and hold on the subject of an image to lift it from the background and place it in apps like Messages. Live Text also uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in images across iOS, and Visual Look Up introduces a new feature that allows users to tap and hold on the subject of an image to lift it from the background and place it in apps like Messages.
Safety and ease of use
The company also aspires to provide security and ease of usage. Safari now includes shared Tab Groups, which allow you to share a collection of websites with friends and family while also making it easier to add tabs and see what other people are looking at.
Apple Pay Purchase Tracking allows users to receive detailed receipts and order tracking information, and CarPlay may now display material for numerous screens within a vehicle.
Starting today, Apple Developer Program members can download the developer preview of iOS 16, and a public beta will be available to iOS users next month.