These iOS 16 updates have been added. First, try these features

These iOS 16 updates have been added. First, try these features ...

iOS 16, the next version of Apple''s iPhone software, is now available for download. If you''ve ever watched the update before at its developer conference in June, then you''ll know exactly what to expect.

No worries, we''ve got a slew of iOS 16''s top features, as well as profiles of the most significant changes coming to your iPhone. Our iOS 16 public beta hands-on also gives you a sneak peek into how iOS 16 should perform on your iPhone.

Before you start talking about iOS 16 right now that the software update is ready to be downloaded, you may check on all of our content.

iOS 16 release: When is it coming?

Apple said it expects iOS 16''s release sometime today (September 12) an announcement made during the September event, where the iPhone 14 made its debut. Three iPhone 14 models, which ship with iOS 16, were released Friday (Sept. 16), thus Apple is preparing to release iOS 16 to existing iPhones before it can arrive.

iPhone users began taking to Twitter to say the update was available for download, with the screenshots to support it. The iPhone 11 Pro Max isn''t running iOS 15.7 yet, but Apple is attempting to make the move to different regions. Be patient if the update isn''t already running on your iPhone.

Here''s a checklist of how to download iOS 16 and install it on your phone, but in a nutshell, tap on the Settings app and head to General. Select the Software Update and iOS 16 should be waiting there for you to download.

What iPhone do you need in iOS 16?

If you''ve learned about the iOS 16 public beta, nothing has changed with the full release of iOS 16. But as a result, any iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 models that were capable of running iOS 15 can''t update to the new version; the original iPhone SE is also excluded from the mix, although the 2020 and 2022 versions may update without a concern.

Note that some iOS 16 features require a smartphone with an A11 Bionic chip or later to support some features such as Live Text and Visual Look Up. (That''s unchanged from iOS 15.) If you have an iPhone XR or later, you''ll be fine.

iOS 16: Top features

So you have installed iOS 16. What features should you try out first? Here''s a look at the software updates we made based on our experience with the iOS 16 public beta.

The iOS 16 lock screen is probably the most popular with this software update, as you may now customize your iPhone''s lock screen with different fonts and colors. An even greater change is the ability to place widgets on the lock screen, which will come in handy if you have an iPhone 14 Pro, thanks to that new always-on display.

In iOS 16, here''s how to customize your iPhone lock screen.

Messages gives users the ability to mark texts as unread, which can be useful if you want to review them later when you have more time. SharePlay also allows you to collaborate with other users in apps like Files, Keynote, and Notes.

The most significant upgrade in iOS 16 Messages involves new editing tools. Specifically, you''ll be able to edit text messages after sending them and unsend text messages if you have received the wrong text. Only for a limited window after sending your text

Messages isn''t the only apps that have the ability to recover what you''ve mistakenly sent, but iOS 16 Mail now has that capability. Along with the ability to unsend emails in iOS 16 Mail, you may also schedule an email to be sent later, based on Gmail''s capabilities.

iOS 16 Safari: Based on the Tab Groups feature that was included with iOS 15 last year, iOS 16 Safari adds collaboration tools by permitting you to share Tab Groups with other users.

Passkeys is a new way to replace passwords that will require third-party apps and websites to embrace. However, we talked with Apple about how passkeys improved upon the password experience.

More detailed city maps will be added to iOS 16 maps, and you''ll also be able to see the cost of trips when you plot routes using the navigation software''s public transportation option. Even better, the new Maps allows you to raise your balance on any transit cards you''ve stored in the wallet app.

When you''re driving, the most important feature of Maps is the ability to pick out multi-stop routes. In fact, you may include up to 15 stops on any one trip.

iOS 16 News: A feature called My Sports allows you to select your favorite teams across a wide spectrum of sports. That creates a special section within News that includes those teams, displaying scores, articles, and video highlights.

iOS 16 Fitness: You no longer need an Apple Watch to monitor how much you move. iOS 16 features a standalone fitness app that monitors your steps, distance traveled, and calories burned. However, it may be a stripped-down version of a similar app available to Apple Watch owners, but fitness on the iPhone can assist you in getting up and moving every day.

iOS 15 Focus: Another iOS 15 feature gets a bit of tweak, as Apple streamlines the setup process for Focus. New filters allow you to fine-tune what''s permitted and what''s blocked out when you''ve set a Focus mode, and while those filters are limited to Apple''s built-in apps at launch, Apple''s has expanded a feature to allow developers to add filters to their apps.

Apple adds the ability to copy and paste edits to photos and videos in iOS 16 photos, saving you time when you want to reverse and re-institute image edits at once. Face ID unlocking for an additional level of security for a new folder.

Visual Look Up now provides a much larger interface on the subject of a photo, and it may also copy that object, pasting it into other applications such as Notes, Messages, and more. Also, Visual Look Up can now identify birds, insects, and statues.

iOS 16 also introduces new Memoji options as well as the ability to track medications in the Health app. This is why iOS 16 has a few more features, so check out the most hidden features you may have missed.

When iOS 16 starts, what features will not be available?

In June, Apple prepared a new iCloud Shared Photo Library that is able to facilitate the sharing of photographs with family members. Along with these two libraries, you may include five people who share their own photos and make changes to the photos.

During the iOS 16 beta process, we anticipated iCloud Shared Photo Library to start with the rest of iOS 16''s new features. However, last week, The Verge (opens in a new tab) reported that the iCloud Shared Photo Library was not going to appear with the rest of iOS 16 today. Indeed, a check of Apple''s iOS 16 updates (opens in a new tab) list now names iCloud Shared Photo Library as coming "later this year."

Live Activities will not be available for the rest of iOS 16, according to reports from third-party providers, which include status of a ballgame, for example. Apple does provide a bit of a preview of how Live Activities will perform with its Timer widget, which provides a live countdown on the lock screen.