Apple has rolled out the latest iOS 16 software update for the iPhone. Here are the some hidden iOS 16 features users should try.
1. Use Siri to hang up a call
Apple’s voice-based assistant, Siri has always been good at calling people and setting alarms and reminders. Now, with a new feature in iOS 16, Siri can end calls for you, plus, all hands-free. This feature is really useful if you use the iPhone’s hands-free mode a lot, or if you use wireless earbuds like the AirPods. Using Siri to hang up a call. just go Adjustment , Siri and Search , siri call hangup and enable “Siri Call Hangup” Speciality Now, say the words “Hey Siri, hang up” to end the active call. Note that only devices with iPhone 11 and above are supported. As of now, this feature is limited to seven languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese.
2. lockdown mode
One of the lesser known but important features of iOS 16 is the new Lockdown Mode feature which is designed to keep your device safe from hackers and phishing attacks. On the details page of the LockMod feature on Apple’s website, the company says it has designed the new blocking mode for the very “certain individuals” who can be targeted by sophisticated attacks. This optional feature, when enabled, will limit or disable certain functions such as it will block attachments and selected features in messages, and incoming FaceTime calls, disable specific web browsing options, and delete shared albums. In a way, the lockdown mode is designed to fight against malware and spyware attacks like Pegasus.
Users can easily turn on the lockdown mode by going to Adjustment , Privacy & Security , lockdown methodtap turn on lockdown mode and then hit turn on and restart.
3. Duplicate detection for photos
Sometimes duplicate photos keep accumulating on your iPhone and take up unnecessary space. This can be problematic when your iPhone’s storage is running out. Now, thanks to iOS 16, Apple has built a new duplicate detection system that will make it easier to remove duplicate images in the Photos app. To find duplicate folders, go to album tab in photos and scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen — it’s at the bottom utilities, Inside the folder, you’ll find a list of duplicate images in your Photos library. choose the ones you want SicknessMore Photos combines captions, keywords, and other data into a single photo.
4. Get Haptic Feedback on Apple’s Keyboard
For years, Android has had keyboards that provide haptic feedback via the keyboard. iPhone users had no choice but to switch Third-party keyboards to get haptic feedback as they type. With iOS 16, Apple has finally rolled out Haptic Feedback for its default keyboard. If you want to enable Haptic Feedback in iOS 16, here’s how you can do so:
- open Adjustment app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and tap Sounds and Haptics,
- Scroll down and tap keyboard feedback,
- Tap the toggle next to haptic,
- Quit the Settings app.
5. FaceID in landscape mode
Finally, Apple fixed a long-standing problem with FaceID on the iPhone. It now works in landscape view. Users can already use Face ID on their iPad in landscape mode, so extending the feature to the iPhone makes a lot of sense. The idea behind this feature is simple: let users unlock the iPhone when it’s not in the standard portrait orientation. However, this feature is limited to the iPhone 13 and later models.