Apple releases iOS 16 update: New Lock Screen, redesigned Home app, and more

With many additional personalization capabilities, including widgets, the most recent version of iOS has a newly redesigned Lock Screen. Additionally, iMessage and the Apple Maps app would both receive major upgrades in iOS 16.

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On Monday, the latest version of Apple’s iOS 16 operating system was released. There are improved keyboard haptics, an updated Home app, an updated lock screen with widgets, unsend and edit for iMessage, and much more. For iPhone users, the update has a size of about 3GB. The Cupertino-based business supports Watch Series 4 and later for watchOS 9.

With many additional personalization capabilities, including widgets, the most recent version of iOS has a newly redesigned Lock Screen. Additionally, iMessage and the Apple Maps app would both receive major upgrades in iOS 16. The watchOS 9 would include new measurements for aspects like heart rate and elevation data, among other fitness monitoring capabilities.

According to Apple, only iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE Gen 2 and iPhone SE Gen 3 will support the latest iOS update.

The majority of the updates in the most recent iOS update have been made to the lock screen, where users may now install widgets that can display notifications. Because the iPhone 14 Pro models have an always-on display, these widgets will even show up while the smartphone is not in use. Regular users of iMessage will also notice a number of other enhancements, such as the capacity to amend messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them and to cancel them up to two minutes later.

Additionally, iOS 16 will add a new scheduled send option to Apple’s built-in Mail app along with the ability to rapidly unsend an email that has already been sent. The enhanced built-in keyboard haptics, which aids in experiencing vibrations while typing, is another noteworthy feature. The most recent update also adds the option to control an Apple Watch from an iPhone and a redesigned Home app with new camera perspectives and lock screen widgets.

Now, iPhone users may copy text from videos as well. Apple is introducing a “Lockdown Mode” to iOS that delivers heightened security for privacy-conscious users.