iOS 16: 10 Hidden Functions That Will Make Your Life Easier

iOS 16: 10 Hidden Functions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Available in beta since July 11, iOS 16 brings a number of new features, including a new lock screen that has been well-publicized by Apple. There are also a dozen smaller practical functions in which the brand has little to do with.

At the beginning of June, when His WWDC conferencePresented by Apple iOS 16 And iPadOS 16. Future versions of the iPhone and iPad platforms bring some notable new features, such as a new lock screen, the ability to replace iMessage, and a multi-window multitasking system for the brand’s tablets. These updates will be available to all users in September, but The most impatient of you can install them already. Beta versions are available starting July 11, go ahead to download them.

Since early June, Numerama has been testing future versions of Apple’s OS. While it’s too early to release what could be considered testing (we’ll wait for the final versions), we’ve listed all the fun little things we’ve found in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 over the past few weeks. Ten


iOS 16 presented at WWDC // Source: Numerama screenshot

1 – Wi-Fi password is finally accessible

15 years later The first iPhoneApple finally realized that not all of its customers knew the Wi-Fi password by heart.

In iOS 16 settings, when you select a network, its authentication key can be displayed in clear text (after Face ID, Touch ID, or password verification). You can copy and paste it to send to someone who doesn’t have an Apple device (between Apple devices, Wi-Fi password sharing is automatic).

Wi-Fi iOS 16
iOS 16 remembers Wi-Fi password. // Source: Numerama capture

2 – Face ID works while lying down

FirstiPhone X, Apple lets you unlock your smartphone, access a secure app, or pay with its Face ID facial recognition system. Strangely, today Face ID only works when you hold your smartphone vertically.

In iOS 16, this flaw will finally disappear. The iPhone 12 And 13 (Not X, XS, XR and 11 😔) If you hold them horizontally, you can now identify yourself in game or in bed.

3 – The cryptogram of your bank card is finally saved

Some people may get scared when reading this verse, but this innovation is still very effective. Now, if a site asks us for credit card details, Safari can complete everything, including the CVC (Cryptogram) field. On that day iOS 15This field is always empty.

4 – Football match result on lock screen

It’s summer, and there aren’t many sports at the moment. iOS 16’s new game pinning functionality should become more practical at the start of the school year. In Spotlight, search for your favorite team’s name and add the currently-airing game to your lock screen. A widget updates throughout the match, with real-time scores, without the app.

iOS 16 HVAC Spotlight
iOS 16 can enter all your banking data at once. He can also give you the match results from Spotlight. // Source: Numerama screenshots

5 – Wallpaper that changes every time

Since iPhone OS 1, you can only choose one wallpaper on your iPhone. With iOS 16, you can select photos or let artificial intelligence do it for you. You can set how often you want your wallpaper to change. You can do this every time the screen wakes up if you want. For example interesting if you like Enjoy wallpapers featuring panoramas taken by James Webb.

6 – Weather: Temperature curves

This is particularly good In the middle of a heat waveiOS 16 allows unlocking special modules in the app Weather report. If you click on the temperature program, you have access to curves showing the evolution of degrees throughout the day.

iOS 16 weather
Weather provides rich information in all its segments. Wallpapers can change every time. // Source: Numerama screenshots

7 – Haptic feedback on the keyboard

On Android, it’s been possible for years to make the keyboard vibrate when a key is pressed. It wasn’t pleasant at first, but has changed over time, thanks to the advent of haptic motors that enhance vibrations and give the impression of actually pressing a key.

iOS 16 lets you do the same on iPhone. It’s an option to enable in settings, but once selected, the smartphone vibrates very slightly when you write. On our side, we love it.

8 – iPad can display more things on the screen

An innovation reserved for iPads, also stolen from Macs, is the possibility of enlarging the surface available on the screen. How does it work? Icons and text become smaller to allow more space for other elements. If you have good eyesight and want to multitask Training ManagerIt is very simple.

More space
The preview is not up-to-date, but “more space” shrinks the interface. // Source: Capture Numerama

9 – Voice notes in iMessage change format

True false innovation: Voice memos are now hidden in the “Applications” section of iMessage. If you click on the blue icon dedicated to voice notes, you will get access to a real full-screen interface, which was not there before. Unfortunately, there are no other new features. Still can’t listen to a message before sending it or change only part of it.

10 – Masked photos are protected by face recognition 😏

Good news if you have Nudes iOS 16 will automatically password protect certain folders in your photo library to hide important photos. Now you can’t access hidden or trashed photos with Face ID, Touch ID, or your iPhone passcode.

iOS 16 Image Messages
Voice Memos interface on Amazon on the left, saved photos on the right. // Source: Numerama screenshots

Bonus: Other cool little innovations

Since we can’t cover everything in this selection, we’ll mention some of the other new features of iOS 16 coming this fall. For example, there isCancellation within 10 seconds of sending an email (a countdown of sorts), the ability to adjust spatial audio with AirPods by scanning his ears with the True Depth camera or Instant Headers, or, in English only, add text to everything that passes through your device’s speaker. These functions are already available in the beta of iOS/iPadOS 16.

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