Apple has refreshed its iPad Pro and iPad lineup with new models that boast new processors and improved displays, and will ship with the brand-new iPadOS 16. So, while new, as well as older and eligible iPad models will finally get the new software, iPhones are set to receive an upgrade as well. Apple is reportedly rolling out the iOS 16.1 software update for all eligible iPhone models on October 24th.
9to5Mac. According to report good, iPhone 8 and above models will receive iOS 16.1 next week. Since Apple has started rolling out iOS 16.1 RC, the public beta for that software version, next week’s stable rollout makes sense. Apple will introduce a number of new features with the first major iteration of iOS 16, such as Live Activities and iCloud Shared Photos Library, but I’m particularly excited to use three features I think I’m currently using on my iPhone. How will I change
Three iOS 16.1 Features I’m Excited About
Live Activities Convenience should be at the top of my list. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple explained what the feature can do. Essentially, a widget will appear on the notification shade, like other notifications, to show you notification updates in real time. This will be useful for me as well as many other iPhone users who don’t want to open the app to track things like the status of their order delivery. Imagine where your Swiggy order is right on your iPhone’s notification shade. It will come true next week.
In addition to enabling Live Activities for its own apps, Apple will open up the Live Activities API for third-party apps. Swiggy is one of those apps that will use the functionality to show your order status in India. But it’s likely that the Shopping app and Cricket Score app will also use the Live Activity API to show real-time information on your iPhone.
battery percentage icon That’s also what I look forward to seeing in the next iOS 16 version. While Battery Percentage debuted with the original version of iOS 16, it is a shoddy implementation. The percentage icon shows the battery level, but without any movement in the background bar. Therefore, whether your battery level is 100 or 0, the battery icon will appear full. Apple is changing the battery percentage icon to be dynamic with iOS 16.1. Also, the battery percentage icon will finally arrive on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini.
Apple is also offering iCloud Shared Photo Library With the upcoming iOS 16 update. The new functionality in iCloud Photos will allow you to seamlessly share photos with your family. It will be a separate library of photos that will be shared among up to six people, who can not only view photos and videos but also collaborate and contribute to them, so everything shared in the family is in one place. lives on. Users can also add existing photos to iCloud Shared Photo Library and the algorithm will automatically sort them by date and other parameters.
iOS 16.1 will launch on October 24th after the launch and I’m excited about these three features that first appeared on BGR India.