Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 16. This update gives us a glimpse of what we should expect from iOS 16, when it rolled out to all eligible devices this fall. While some features will be available to iPhone users worldwide, others will be available only to iPhone users in India.
As TechCrunch reports, iOS 16 brings the Filters extension to the eligible iPhone. This feature will categorize non-personal messages to be classified under 12 sub-categories under the categories ‘Transactions’ and ‘Promotions’. While the Transactions category would include Finance, Reminders, Orders, Health, Public Services, Weather, Carriers, Rewards and others, the Promotions category would include Offers, Coupons, and other sub-categories.
Developers can use these sub-categories to better pitch their messages and perhaps even increase their chances of being discovered by users. The report states that this feature is being developed specifically for users in India.
Another functionality that the company is developing specifically for Indian users only is the ability to receive removable events as Siri suggestions in message threads and calendar inboxes. The feature will highlight events like movie bookings or train bookings so that users do not miss out on their bookings.
iOS 16 will also bring a feature called Report Junk that enables iPhone users in the US to report spam messages to carriers. This feature will be visible inside the Messages app under the Unknown Senders category. But there’s a catch. As of iOS 16 beta 2, this feature is expected to be available only with select carriers and there is no word at this time on which carriers those might be.
Apart from this, iOS 16 will also enable iPhone users to back up all their data via LTE connectivity. As of now, iPhone users can only back up their data using Wi-Fi connectivity. But with iOS 16, they’ll be able to do this even when they’re using mobile data on their iPhones, MacRumours reported. Of course, there is likely to be a huge difference in speed, but it’s good to have options.
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