5 Focus Mode Innovations in iOS 16. How to Use Notification Filters

One of the most underrated iOS features is the focus profile mechanism. Many users still use exclusively the mode Do not disturbignoring the rest of the parameters of this block of settings.

However, with each key update of the system, more and more interesting things appear in this section. The new iOS 16 is no exception.

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Cupertino show interest in focus modes, supplementing them with new options and features. Now let’s look at all the innovations in this section of iPhone settings.

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1. There are focus filters for different applications

One of the most interesting innovations in the updated focus mode is the so-called filters. They allow you to cut off part of the data inside the application when the selected profile is activated. It sounds complicated, but in practice it can be very useful.

For example, for a home profile that activates after business hours, you can hide work drawers in the app A post office. You will only see private messages so as not to be distracted by work.

▶ Customize focus filter for a specific application can be in the section Settings – Focusing – Profile – Add filter.

These options are currently available for applications Calendar, A post office, Messages and Safari. By setting the profile accordingly, you can protect yourself from working in the home profile, or vice versa, remove all personal contacts, tabs, correspondence for the work profile of focusing.

2. Wallpaper can be linked to focus filters

A separate settings block allows you to link a lock screen, desktop, and even a watch face to a profile Apple Watch. Previously, for this it was necessary to fence several automation commands, but now everything is configured in a pleasant and understandable interface.

Link screens and watch faces to the profile in the section Settings – Focus – Profile – Screen settings.

Here you can specify one of several customized lock screens, desired iPhone desktops (the rest will be hidden when the profile is activated), and suitable Apple Watch faces.

If you set different settings for multiple profiles, switching them will change screen settings, widgets, wallpapers, and other items.

3. Can share focus status with other users

The applied profile may be available to send to other users who want to chat with you. So your friends will know for sure that you are driving, sleeping, in training or ask not to disturb.

At the moment, the chip only works in correspondence iMessagebut third-party developers have everything you need to add a feature to your messengers or social network clients.

Share focus profile can be done using the corresponding option (Settings – Focusing – Focusing status).

By the way, you can only share selected profiles so that other users do not know, for example, that you are currently playing on a smartphone.

4. iOS theme and power saving mode can be linked to a profile

This was possible before, but for this it was necessary to manually configure automation to enable and disable the corresponding profile. Now this is a system option that allows you to activate the desired mode for the corresponding profile in a couple of taps.

▶ Can force a dark or light theme for any focus profile (Settings – Focusing – Profile – Add Filter – Appearance).

▶ There is a possibility enable power saving mode when activating the selected profile (Settings – Focus – Profile – Add Filter – Power Saving Mode).

So, for example, you can set up a profile in which you will always get a strictly dark or vice versa light system design, regardless of the time of day. This can be convenient when using your smartphone indoors, in bright sunlight, or in other challenging environments.

Another use is the ability to set up a profile in which the gadget will save battery away from the outlet. You can limit the display of notifications, messages from users and configure the inclusion of power saving mode.

5. Profile settings look more flexible

The developers from Cupertino have redesigned the settings page for each profile well. Now it has become simpler and clearer. So, for example, to select the notifications available for display, you can switch between the values “Notifications are muted from” and “Show notifications from”.

You can specify several programs or users from which you will receive, and mute the rest, or vice versa – disable notifications for some applications, allowing others.

Updated Settings are in the section Settings – Focus – Profile – People/Notifications.

The previously available options for setting up the inclusion of a profile by time, geolocation, or when the application is launched have remained in place.

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It can be seen that Apple has done serious work on the bugs, improved the focus settings block, added important options and features. This mechanism with the release of iOS 16 may be of interest to many users and appeal to those who did not find useful uses for the mode last year.


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