Apple is making some big changes. Following the iPhone 7 feature update, we can now reveal information about Apple’s next major operating system – iOS 10.
Apple recently released iOS 10, which was dubbed their next major operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With it came lock screen updates, a revamped Messaging app, a Siri SDK for developers, new alarm, individual read receipts, features for Maps and Apple Music, and so much more to ensure Apple users have the best, streamlined experience with their devices.
All of this sounds great, however, they’ve already released an official update to the iOS 10 – Just 10 days after releasing it to the public.
So, without further ado, here are the most notable features of iOS 10 or shall we say, iOS 10.2:
iOS 10.2 features a variety of fixes for bugs that have been discovered since iOS 10 was released. For example, a bug that caused the revolutionary new Lightning EarPods (for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) to time out has been addressed. iOS 10.2 allows users of the EarPods to retake control of the volume, access Siri, and answer phone calls. It also resolves the photo issues some users were experiencing when activating iCloud Photo Library.
iOS 10 supports Apple Pay, meaning those with iPhone 6 and later, the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 3 and later, have the ability to use Apple’s payment service and Touch ID fingerprint authentication. What’s more, since iOS 10 has been released, more websites have started rolling out support for the Apple Pay on the web. For example, Time Inc. have announced that their customers can use Apple Pay to purchase subscriptions for its magazines and online retailer Wayfair announced they would now give shoppers an option to pay for furniture and home décor products through Apple Pay. Further to this, payment services including Shopify and Squarespace have announced support for Apple Pay on the web.
The new operating systems enables users to take greater control of their devices, allowing users to hide general stock apps from the Home screen. They won’t be deleted, or provide you with more space, they just won’t be visible anymore. Apps that can be removed include Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, Watch, and Weather.
Those who’ve been waiting for Apple to provide a split-view on their iPads have had their wishes granted. iPads that support full Split-View multitasking can now view two Safari windows side by side. Users can also now open as many tabs in Safari as they want as Safari now supports an unlimited number! There’s even more good news for Safari… With iOS 10.2, Apple will automatically play videos with no audio element. They’re also planning to automatically pause videos that do have an audio element, reducing the amount of spam you come across.
Other features include:
• A “CallKit” API to allows third-party VoIP apps like Skype to behave like standard phone calls.
• A caller ID extension that can be used to screen phone calls for spam.
• The ability to translate voicemail messages to text to be read, rather than listened to.
• A bedtime alarm system to help users set a regular sleep schedule.
• Music storage optimisation enabling users to remove songs they’ve not listened to recently.
• Emoji designed to promote gender equality.
• A new Continuity feature allowing copied content to sync across Mac and iOS devices.
• Notes collaboration allowing you to invite other users in to view or edit notes.
The list goes on…