5 cool features of iOS 16 that you might not know about

If you go to YouTube, you can find a lot of videos that iOS 16 is the most serious update to the operating system in recent times. In fact, this is not so: there is nothing revolutionary in it. In fact, this is the same iOS 15, but slightly redesigned. At a cursory glance, you will see that there are no differences. But it doesn’t: iOS 16 brings useful features, which in addition to the lock screen, a lot. Here are some nice features of the updated system that you might not know about.

By the way, in iOS 16 there are minor innovations that have gone unnoticed. Here they are

New iOS 16 wallpapers

Many have noticed that lock screen is customizable is now different and contains widgets. To tell the truth, they don’t make much sense yet, but stock screensavers have really become cool. For example, the “Earth” screensaver is not just a photo of the planet: it shows your location with a green dot! To do this, however, you need to give access to geolocation, and every time you use the lock screen, it starts to work, devouring the battery. This does not work with the moon screensaver, but in general the idea is very interesting.

The wallpaper really came to life

By the way, Apple worked out everything to the smallest detail: wallpaper dynamic, so when you unlock your location increases. In addition, you may notice that the sun appears at the top left of the screen and gradually moves to the right. In general, a trifle, but nice! It is a pity that in the horizontal position the wallpaper is not displayed at all.

Weather app in iOS 16

Externally weather app is no different from what it was in iOS 15: the same animation, the same widget. But now when you click on the map icon in the lower left corner, you get sediment cardsdisplayed in real time! And when you click on the forecast of the day of the week, you will see full information about the temperature with a graph.

The weather got even better. It is a pity that some chips do not work in Russia

Click on the thermometer icon on the right to change the reading: for example, select “Feels like” or “Humidity”, “Visibility”, or see a graph of precipitation for a specific day of the week. They say that a full-fledged Weather application should also appear in iPadOS 16 – this was definitely not enough!

Music widget on lock screen

This is what the lock screen looks like now when music is playing on the iPhone

In iOS 16 redesigned and music player widget on the lock screen: now a close-up of a track or podcast is taken from the cover and set right in the middle of the display, and the navigation widget is located directly below it. It is noteworthy that the rest of the space on the screen is painted in the color of the cover itself!

If you wish, you can click on it – then it will collapse into a square in the music control panel, and the wallpaper and widgets that you have installed will be displayed on the splash screen. When you click on the name of a track or podcast, you will immediately be transferred to the application itself.

Share Audio to AirPods

iOS 16 added another nice feature – improved interaction with AirPods. Now, when listening to music, you can open the Control Center and click on the headphone icon on the music widget, and then again. This will bring up a menu with the “Share Audio” option: not only will you be able to share your music with another pair of AirPods or Beats, but also with another iPhone, iPad, or Mac that your current headphones are connected to. So you can “give away” music from your phone! Please note that the chip will work with a device that also has iOS 16 installed.

It will be possible to transfer music from iPhone to other devices without additional applications

By the way, the AirPods themselves are now much easier to set up: when the headphones are connected, they are displayed on the main Settings page in the iPhone. No more searching AirPods settings somewhere in Bluetooth! And right in this paragraph there is information about the firmware of the headphones and the AirPods case: from there you can go to the Apple support page to find out how up-to-date the software is installed.

Manage upcoming iOS 16

Have you noticed how actively Apple is pumping the ecosystem? One of the new features in iOS 16 is Manage Nearby Devices, which was hidden already in Universal Access. With its help, you can connect any device to iPhonewhich uses the same iCloud to manage it.

Now you can control the iPad from your iPhone, although it’s strange why this was not possible before

So you can unlock iPad remotely or another gadget, if it is blocked, control the music if it is playing something. Unfortunately, the developers have not yet provided for a quick activation of this function, so you can only add the Universal Access shortcut to the Control Center. Both devices must be running iOS 16 or iPadOS 16.

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