Tech giant Apple has released the much awaited iOS16 operating system update features, such as customizable lock screen, widgets on lock screen, sending and deleting messages and much more.

Take a look at what’s new in the update:


Widgets on lockscreen

Widgets on the Lock Screen allow you to easily view info from your favorite apps such as the weather, calendar events, date, time zones, alarms, battery level, Activity ring progress, and more.

Lock screen iOS 16
Lock screen

Personalized lock screen

Make your iPhone uniquely yours by customizing the Lock Screen. Display favorite photographs, change font styles, and display a variety of widgets for quick access to information.


View notifications in an extended list view, stacked view, or concealed view on the Lock Screen. In addition, notifications appear towards the bottom of the screen, keeping them out of the way.

Here's how notification and live activites would look like  in iOS 16
Here’s how notification and live activites would look like

Live Activities

Live Activities make it easy to remain up to date on what’s going on in real time, straight from your Lock Screen. So you can check the status of your food delivery or use the Now Playing controls without having to unlock your device.

Focus mode

A new streamlined Focus setup allows you to choose which apps and people you want to receive notifications from by allowing or silencing them. Connect your Lock Screen to your Focus so that the look and feel of your iPhone correspond to how you intend to use it at the time. You can switch from your Personal Focus to your Work Focus with a swipe, with widgets displaying upcoming meetings and to-do lists.

Focus mode iOS16

Focus filters

By blocking distracting items, focus filters help you set boundaries in Apple apps like Calendar and Messages, as well as thirdparty apps. When utilizing Personal Focus, you can keep emails from your work inbox out of sight.


You can now edit a message you just sent or unsend from a recent communication entirely. You can also mark a message as unread if you can’t react right away and want to return to it later.

users can edit or unsend a message. They can also mark a message as unreal in iOS 16
users can edit or unsend a message. They can also mark a message as unreal

Users can edit a message for up to 15 minutes after it has been sent, and they can unsend a message for up to 2 minutes after it has been sent. A message can be edited up to five times by a user. Recipients will be able to see a history of message changes.

Update will come later this year

Home App

The Home app has been completely revamped to be even more efficient and dependable. Navigate all of your smart home accessories under the redesigned Home page. New climate, lighting, security, and other categories allow you to access suitable accessories with a single tap. A multi-camera view puts your smart home devices in the spotlight.

Family Sharing

Create accounts for children with the necessary parental controls straight away. Configure your options for age-appropriate media, Screen Time, location sharing, and other features. Screen Time requests from your children now display in Messages, making it simple to approve or refuse them.

Family Sharing in iOS 16

Use Quick Start and your device to quickly set up a new iPhone or iPad for your child, complete with all of the necessary parental controls.

Get useful advice and suggestions for making the most of Family Sharing, such as changing children’s settings as they grow older, turning on location sharing, or reminding you that your iCloud+ subscription can be shared with anybody.


Live text from video: Pause a video on any frame that contains text to use familiar interactions like copy, translate, look up, share and more.

Intelligence iOS 16

Lift subject from background: The subject of an image can be easily lifted or isolated by removing the background. Available in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and other applications.


Freeform is a productivity app that allows you and your colleagues to bring ideas to life. Make notes, share files, and add site links, documents, video, and audio. – It will be released later this year

Fitness App

Apple’s iOS 16 update makes the fitness app much more useful, even for those who do not own an Apple Watch. The Fitness app will now track and assist users in meeting their fitness goals by tracking step count using the iPhone’s sensors. It will also track thirdparty workouts to estimate calories burned in order to contribute to one’s daily move goal.

fitness app in iOS 16

The Fitness app can help you track and meet your fitness goals, even if you don’t have an Apple Watch. Now, using iPhone motion sensors, your steps, distance and third‑party workouts will give you an estimate of your calories to contribute to your daily move goal.

Medication feaute in health app

The new Medications feature in the Health app assists you in managing and tracking your medications. To keep you connected to what matters most, you can now invite loved ones to share their information stored in the Health app.

iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • 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 (2nd generation or later)

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