iOS 16: 6 important new features that will change your iPhone

During the keynote organized as part of WWDC 2022, Apple unveiled the upcoming features to be offered in iOS 16, the upcoming iPhone operating system.

It’s an unforgettable event for iPhone owners: every year, on the occasion of WWDC (an event primarily dedicated to developers), Apple gives an overview of the bags feature to come to iOS. And, in 2022, the Cupertino company’s smartphones will move to iOS 16, when the new range goes on sale (i.e. after the start of the school year).

While iOS has for many years been a form of perfection from an ergonomic point of view, Apple is still working to refine the experience without touching the design. With iOS 16, the multinational is focusing specifically on notifications, with a more complete and practical lock screen.

IOS 16 will of course be available in the form of a beta in the coming weeks.

New features coming to iPhone with iOS 16

A completely redesigned lock screen

IOS 16 presented at WWDC // Source: screenshot of Numberama

Apple wants to update the lock screen using iOS 16, with plenty of room for customization (for example: wallpapers with different styles). The goal is to make it more personal, more beautiful and more practical all at the same time. We can change the aesthetics in real time, just by clicking ‘modify’. You can also change the font, as well as the colors of letters and numbers.

More useful, we can add widgets, to access some important information (examples: temperature, number of calories consumed).

With iOS 16, the iPhone can literally be a photo frame, with scrolling to capture. And, like the dials on the Apple Watch, we can swipe from one locked screen to another.

Better notification management

Here we’re talking about changing where notifications appear (so it doesn’t interfere with your beautiful lock screen). We’re primarily talking about a way to make notifications more alive, with real-time monitoring. It’s especially relevant to tracking the score at a basketball game or his ride on Uber.

More options for Focus

We can link the Concentration mode to a locked screen. Need more widgets when you’re in the office? Want a more personal screen for your everyday use? Well, it can be.

New iMessage messages on iOS 16 // Source: Numberama screenshot

We can also increase the filtering of applications according to the Concentration method: For example, Safari may show you only websites dedicated to your work.

Evolution for iMessage

Three new features will be available in iMessage, Apple’s popular messaging application:

  • Editing messages to correct errors;
  • Canceling the sending / deleting of a message;
  • Possibility to put messages ‘unread’ to return to them later.
New iMessage messages on iOS 16 // Source: Numeroma screenshot


With Dictation mode, you can write text by voice, while continuing to write using the virtual keyboard. Apple promises automatic punctuation and, also, the integration of emojis.

Finally some news for the Plans

WWDC 2022-June 6 _ Apple 25-41 screenshots
Apple Plans new generation arrives in France! // Source: screenshot of Numberama

Maps is by far Apple’s most comprehensive app. But the Cupertino company seeks to correct the situation in as many areas as you might want to use it: planning a trip with 15 stops, biking routes, lots of important information for public transportation, detailed very maps of some towns. France has finally entered the loop!

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