Apple revealed that iOS 16 will be released next Monday, September 12; the big highlight is the customizable lock screen.
watchOS 9 will also arrive on the same day, bringing a new app to manage medication and other new features. iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura, however, will take a little longer.
What changes in iOS 16?
The lock screen has been completely redesigned in iOS 16 . For the first time, there is the presence of widgets. With them, you can observe, for example, the weather in the region, upcoming appointments or even the battery level of the AirPods, without having to unlock the iPhone. Yes, Android had something similar for many years, and now it’s Apple’s turn.
The new lockscreen lets you choose the clock font and color. It also has some depth effects, allowing objects in the photo to interact with the date. Also, notifications have moved on the lock screen and are now at the bottom of the screen, leaving more room for photos.
You’ll also be able to apply a custom lock screen to each Focus mode — the feature that helps users avoid distractions on the iPhone — and easily switch between them.
There are significant new features in the Messages app. Starting with iOS 16, you can edit or delete messages, mark messages as unread, and start a SharePlay session with friends directly from iMessage. Users will also be able to transfer FaceTime calls from one device to another.
In Mail, the Search tool has been completely overhauled to be more accurate and deliver better results for users, and there are new features for scheduling emails, as well as canceling deliveries and receiving follow-up reminders.