Coming out this fall, iOS 16 is the next generation version of iOS, and it’s loaded with lots of big changes, like a brand new customizable lock screen. There are also a number of smaller, lesser known features, and in our latest YouTube video we highlight some nice additions that you may not be familiar with.

  • Attach Safari tabs – You have been able to attach a Safari tab to your Mac for some time, but attached tabs did not work with iOS 15 It has changed in ‌iOS 16‌, and now you can have your favorite tabs attached, including in tab groups.
  • Merge duplicates of contacts Tired of having multiple contact cards for the same person? In ‌iOS 16‌ you can merge duplicates of contacts together directly from the Contacts app.
  • Get rid of duplicate photos – iOS 16 Photos the app can let you know if you have multiple photos of the same thing, allowing you to remove the extra features to save space. Duplicates of photos is listed in a new “Duplicates” album that appears if you have duplicates to handle.
  • Copy and paste photo edits – Do you want all your photos to have the same aesthetics, or do you have improvements that you want to make to an entire photo series? It is possible with the new copy and paste for photo editing, which lets you copy edits from one photo and apply them to another photo with one touch.
  • AirPods updates – It’s easier to manage AirPods settings in ‌iOS 16‌ with a new dedicated section that appears in the Settings app when AirPods are connected. ‌IOS 16‌ also adds a new Personalized Spatial Audio feature that uses the TrueDepth camera to scan your ears and the area around you, providing a unique listening experience just right for you.
  • Face ID in landscape modeiPhone models with support for ‌iOS 16‌ Face ID in landscape mode, which makes it easier to unlock ‌iPhone‌ when not held in the standard portrait orientation. The function is limited to iPhone 13 and later.
  • Notes Password – Instead of creating a new password for a note, you can now simply use your device’s password or Face ID/Press ID to lock a note, which is much easier.
  • Haptic keyboard feedback – There is a keyboard setting in ‌iOS 16‌ that lets you enable haptic feedback which can be felt as you type. The vibrations are for each keystroke, giving users a physical confirmation that a letter has been pressed.
  • Protection for hidden and deleted photos – I OSiOS 16‌, du need to authenticate with ‌Face ID‌ or ‌Touch ID‌ before the hidden and recently deleted photo albums can be accessed. This essentially locks these albums from viewing if someone should have your device password.
  • WiFi password – If you have ever been frustrated that you can not access the WiFi password for the network you are using, it changes in ‌iOS 16‌. In WiFiiPhone‌s WiFi settings you can see password for the network you are connected to.

More iOS 16 coverage

For a complete overview of everything new in ‌iOS 16‌, we have one dedicated iOS 16 summary. Do you have a favorite ‌iOS 16‌ feature? Let us know what it is in the comments.

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