Set to be released this fall, iOS 16 is the next generation version of iOS and is packed with several major changes, such as a new fully customizable lock screen. There are also a number of smaller and lesser-known features, and in our latest YouTube video, we’re highlighting some cool additions you might not know about.

  • Safari Pinned Tabs – I’ve been able to pin Safari tab on my Mac for some time, but pinned tabs didn’t work with iOS 15, that changed in iOS 16‌, now you can pin your favorite tabs, including under tab groups .
  • Merge duplicate contacts Tired of having multiple calling cards for the same person? In iOS 16, you can merge duplicate contacts together directly from the Contacts app.
  • Get rid of duplicate photos The iOS 16‌ Photos app can tell you if you have multiple photos of the same thing, giving you the opportunity to delete the extensions to save space. Duplicate photos are listed in a new “duplicate” album that appears if you have duplicates to deal with.
  • Copy and paste photo edits Do you want all of your photos to have the same aesthetic, or do you want to make improvements to a whole set of photos? This is possible with the new Copy and Paste Photo Editing feature, which allows you to copy edits from one image and apply them to another with a single click.
  • AirPods Updates It’s easier to manage AirPods settings in iOS 16 with a new dedicated section that pops up in the Settings app when AirPods are connected. iOS 16 also adds a new Spatial Audio feature that uses the TrueDepth camera to scan your ears and the area around you, providing a unique listening experience tuned just for you.
  • Face ID in landscape mode iPhone models with iOS 16 support Face ID in landscape mode, making it easy to unlock the iPhone‌ when it’s not in the standard portrait orientation. The feature is limited to iPhone 13 and later.
  • Note passcodes – Instead of creating a new password for a note, you can now simply use your device passcode or Face ID / Touch ID to lock a note, which is much easier.
  • keyboard haptic feedback There is a keyboard setting in iOS 16‌ that lets you enable haptic feedback that can be felt while typing. Vibrations are specific to each keystroke, providing users with physical confirmation that the letter has been pressed.
  • Protect hidden and deleted photos – On iOS 16, you need to authenticate with ‌Face ID‌ or ‌ Touch ID‌ before being able to access hidden and recently deleted photo albums. This basically locks these albums from view if someone has your device passcode.
  • wifi password – If you ever got frustrated with not being able to access the WiFi password of the network you are using, that changes in iOS 16‌. In your iPhone‌ WiFi settings, you can see the password of the network you are connected to.

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For a full summary of what’s new in iOS 16, we have a roundup dedicated to iOS 16. Do you have a favorite iOS 16 feature? Let us know what’s in the comments.

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