Apple outdoes itself once again with the latest iOS16.2 Update for iPhone. Not only are new iOS downloads important for security fixes, but they’re packed with sometimes amazing new features to make your iPhone come alive in new ways.
They already added a lot of features with the previous iOS16.1 update, including iCloud Shared Photo Library and support Apple Fitness +. I’m going through all the new stuff to share the highlights of the iOS 16.2 update that can make your life better.
Among the multiple unique new tricks, I’m excited about them below on iPhone.
1. Apple Music Sing
Perhaps one of the most exciting new tools in the iOS 16.2 update is Apple Music Sing feature. This is a karaoke feature that will be available to Apple Music listeners. It allows you to sing along to millions of songs on the Apple Music streaming platform by giving you the option to lower the lead vocals volume and control as the lead singer.
Music Sing is compatible with any iPhone 11 or later, select iPads, and the latest Apple TV 4K.
2. Advanced data protection
Advanced Data Protection is an optional feature that comes with the update, and will allow users to do so Extend end-to-end encryption for different categories of iCloud data Including iMessage, notes and photos.
This will greatly increase the security of cloud data and will give users an opportunity to protect the vast majority of their data, allowing people to worry less about their information being stolen or published without their permission.
3. Free application
Another fun feature will be available in the digital whiteboard app called Freeform. The app allows you to draw or insert sticky notes to yourself on an infinite canvas. The app lets you share a board with up to 100 people, who can make their own additions and comments.
All collaborators must use an Apple device to access the creation. You can also enter text boxes, shapes, images, videos, and links, PDFs and more. The app will also be available for iPad and Mac in case users want to make more space out of the smaller iPhone screens.
4. Lock screen widgets
Two new lock screen widgets will be available with the iOS 16.2 update. one would be for Sleep application and the other for Health app. The Sleep app widget allows you to view all your recent sleep schedules and stages, as you go Health app It will give you a quick view of your medication schedule when you need it.
These tools will allow people to take better control of their physical health and track their habits. Learn how to customize your lock screen widgets by heading to CyberGuy.com and searching for “lock screen”.
5. Always on display
This feature will only be available on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models, However, it will allow you to hide the background and notifications when Always On Display mode is on.
When you want even more privacy, Always on Display mode will turn lock screens solid black so no one can see what’s popping up on your screen. You can also tweak this a bit by toggling the options for Show background or Show notifications as well.
6. Set up AirDrop
AirDrop is a very convenient feature when you want to quickly send or receive photos and videos. Watch out, because it could be bad news if these photos and videos reach the wrong person.
This is why iOS16.2 is Restrict the previous Everyone setting in AirDrop. The option will now only be more protected.”Everyone for 10 minutesRather so that unwanted content from strangers can be restricted.
Once the 10 minutes are up, people can just AirDrop the photos and videos to their contacts.
When did the iOS 16.2 update drop?
Apple dropped the latest update on Tuesday, December 13th. iPhone users should have received a notification within the Settings app as soon as an update is available to install, or you can go to the Settings app Settings > Software update Download and install manually.
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