iOS 16 is finally rolling out! Since the day iOS 16 made its big debut at the Apple WWDC event 2022, iPhone users were eager to get their hands on the new operating system. Plus, the iOS 16 preview has showcased an abundance of features, functionalities, and capabilities to enhance the user experience.
After months of beta testing, Apple has finally launched iOS 16. There are a few features that will be updated on iOS 16 later this year. We will be discussing the most exciting features (including rumored ones), design changes, and more in today’s post.
Let’s explore the latest iOS 16 update in more detail.
#1 iOS 16 Major Overhaul – Experience Redesigned Lock Screen, Notifications, Live Activities, Widgets, and More
In the iOS 16 update, Apple has entirely revamped the lock screen. Significant changes have been made around this part only. iPhone users can customize their lock screen the way they want – from showcasing favorite photos to changing colors of fonts, date and time, and changing the placement of elements; everything is redesigned in Lock Screen to enable immersive experiences for each user.
Interesting one, you can create multiple lock screens, each with different background, theme, and style, like setting up a data-rich lock screen when you turn the work mode on. You can customize each lock screen based on your interest and quickly switch it as often as possible.
The iOS 16 update is set to launch aesthetic choices and multilayered depth effects for photos for particular modes, specifically for Portrait Mode. This Apple feature will continue to bring forth and set the tone and mood for the Lock Screen you choose.
The iOS 16 update on the new Lock Screen paved the way for improvements in the notifications to show off the Lock Screen’s wallpaper and create more space. Notifications will roll in from the bottom of the page enabling users to swipe up to view the complete list of updates, reminders, and notifications and swipe down to hide them.
The Live Activities on the new iPhone update is set to make notifications more ergonomic, mainly by tracking live events. Whether it is the latest football game or the most recent news updates, users can easily track the progression of these sessions and events in real-time without being burdened with multiple notifications.
This new iPhone OS feature works best with applications that send multiple notifications together. Live Activities provides a glanceable and compact view of notifications acting like a widget instead of sending several alerts. The new Lock Screen and Notifications style is much more compact than previous OS updates and less intrusive when there are multiple notifications.