Apple announced iOS 10 earlier this week, which brings a slew of new features. However, many of the new features did not get stage time as Apple focused on the big changes in iOS 10. One such feature, memory optimization could possibly change how you use your iPhone, which has been found out by those using iOS 10 developer preview. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
According to screenshots shared by MacRumors, iOS 10 will optimize storage on your iPhone by removing music that have not been played for a long time. Users will be able to pre-define when the feature kicks in and how much music would be deleted to make space. Currently, users can set it at 4GB (up to 800 songs), 8GB (up to 1,600 songs), 16GB (up to 3,200 songs) and 32GB (up to 6,400 songs) installments.
It sure seems like a quick-fire way to free up some space on your iPhone, but for it to actually work, one needs to have a sizeable music collection on the device. While those with 16GB iPhones will appreciate the feature, an increasing number of users these days are also opting for online music streaming services, for whom it will not make much of a difference. We hope that eventually Apple also brings the Optimized Storage feature from MacOS Sierra, which cleans more data than just stored music.
Apple has already released the iOS 10 developer preview, and the first public beta will be released sometime next month. The new OS is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, and the iPod touch 6th generation and iPod touch 5th generation.