Apple this week announced iOS 16, a major release packed with important lock screen customization features, new Focus Mode features, the ability to edit and remove iMessages, and more.
While Apple showcased some of the major features of iOS 16 during its WWDC keynote, there are still dozens, if not hundreds, of smaller features and tweaks for users to experience. Below, we’ve compiled a list of six changes and new features that you may not have known about.
Seamless FaceTime video call user interface
During a FaceTime video call, Apple updated the user interface in iOS 16 to be completely seamless, with buttons for camera, microphone, message, speaker, and SharePlay now larger and easier to press.
iMessage mention suggestions now include contact images
When mentioning a contact on iMessage, mention suggestions now include a contact image in the Quick Tap bar. This can be especially useful in group chats where multiple people may share a first name.
Completely redesigned video player UI
Apple redesigned the stock video player UI in iOS 16, making it cleaner by eliminating unnecessary clutter while highlighting basic controls like volume, play/pause, and picture-in-picture. image.
Redesigned voicemail experience in iMessage
Apple has revamped the voicemail experience on iMessage with iOS 16, making it its own separate iMessage app that resides in the app bar.
The app allows users to tap, hold and save messages faster. Apple replaced the old hold and swipe gesture to record voicemails with a new dictation button. On a related note, users can now browse voicemails on iOS 16.
Privacy Access History
On iOS 16, Apple is adding a trick that allows users to check which apps have recently accessed their camera, microphone, location, and other sensitive sensors on their iPhone. The new view can be accessed by tapping the top of the control center shortly after an app has used the access.