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Apple iOS 16 highlights: Unsend messages, transfer an eSIM, focus mode and more

Apple's iOS 16 comes with features like new lock screen customisation, new lock screen notifications, live activities, focus filter, focus mode and more.

Published:Mon, August 22, 2022 3:41pm

By Priya Singh


IOS 16: eSIM transfer

iOS 16 allows an eSIM to be transferred between iPhones via Bluetooth while setting up the cellular service on the device. All you need to do is tap on “Set up eSIM” and transfer the eSIM and associated number from another iPhone via Bluetooth. To make the transfer, you need to make sure that the device you are transferring from is nearby, unlocked and has Bluetooth turned on and is running on iOS 16 or later.


Ios 16: Lock support to the hidden folder

With the new iOS 16, users can lock hidden photos with a Touch ID or Face ID. It means you no longer have to hide a photo for your friends to find in the folder section. The lock for both folders will be turned on by default when you upgrade to iOS 16. However, you will be able to turn off the lock from Settings. For that, you need to go to Settings of the Photos app.


IOS 16: Messages update

With iOS 16, Apple has announced changes to Messages as well. Users will be able to edit any message they have sent. You can recall messages as well. Hence, unsend is a major change. The users will also be able to mark messages unread. SharePlay will also be available in the Messages app so that whenever you want to share a movie on Disney Plus, you can start SharePlay together while chatting in Messages.


IOS 16: Focus mode

iOS 16 introduces new Focus behaviour widgets and lock screen looks. Users can have different lock screen for work and different lock screen for workout. Additionally, they can even add Focus filters within the apps, for example, Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari can display only the content that is relevant to a user’s Focus.


IOS 16: iCloud

With iOS 16, users can set up a new device for their child with the help of iCloud. They can use parental controls that they had set on the previous device. Users will get tips for updating settings for their kids as they grow old like reminder to check location sharing setting, sharing iCloud Plus subscriptions and more.  Additionally, Apple iCloud Shared Photo Library will allow users to share an iCloud album with other using shared libraries. You can also select automatic sharing which will use face recognition to share images in the shared library automatically.

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