Best Hidden Features in iOS 16

Best Hidden Features in iOS 16

In iOS 16, Apple has introduced a slew of captivating features. These include a customizable lock screen, unsend sent messages and photo editing tool that can cut out objects from photos.

In addition, iOS 16 also adds a bunch of secret hidden features. Read on to discover the best of them.

1. Disable Memories

If you don’t want to receive random notifications about new memories in the Photos app on your iPhone, it’s easy to disable the Memories feature. Just tap the Notifications icon in Settings and toggle off the “Allow Notifications” switch for Memories.

For some people, these alerts can be upsetting — especially if they’re reminding them of old friends or family members who have passed away. However, iOS 16 gives you more control over the memories that appear in your Photos app and the Home screen widget with features like deleting individual pictures or even removing a person’s photos from suggested photos.

But if you still want to see a specific person’s picture in your Memories, you can do so by choosing ‘Feature this person less often’. This will stop them from showing up in the For You section of Memories and in the ‘Featured Photos’ feature on your Home screen.

2. Disable Screen Lock

One of the biggest changes in iOS 16 is the ability to customize your Lock Screen. With this, you can now change the font style for the time & date, add different widgets and make it more dynamic.

Apple has also rearranged some of the elements on your Lock Screen, including notifications and the camera launcher. These now appear as mini widgets on the screen that can be rearranged to suit your personal taste.

While widgets are a great addition, some people might find them overwhelming or distracting. If you’re not into them, there are a few things you can do to disable their presence.

3. Translate Live Text

Live Text, first introduced with iOS 15, is a clever feature that allows you to manipulate text in an image without leaving the app. It’s especially useful for capturing business phone numbers, quotes from books and other information that would otherwise be difficult to capture in print.

You can also use the feature to translate text detected in your photos and videos. That’s great for travel, business and personal uses alike!

The data detected in your photos and videos can be used for Quick Actions, like tracking flights or shipments, adding events to your calendar, translating foreign languages, converting currencies, and more. To get started with Live Text, open up the Camera app and point it at an area of text you’d like to translate.

4. Extract Objects from Photos

iOS 16 introduces a new feature that lets you isolate objects from photos without needing an expensive tool or dedicated photo editing app. This feature relies on advanced machine learning and can work for portraits, dogs, or any clearly defined subject that’s distinct from its background.

To use the feature, open a photo with a well-defined subject in the Photos app and touch and hold until a white outline appears around the subject. You’ll see Copy or Share options appear, with the former allowing you to paste the isolated subject into another app for later use.

5. Prevent Lock to End Call

Pressing the Side button to end calls is a convenient feature, but it can also get annoying if you’re prone to accidentally ending phone calls while your iPhone is locked. Now with iOS 16, Apple has finally addressed this problem and allows you to prevent this from happening on your device.

The best part is that you can do this from the comfort of your own home and with a few simple steps! Just follow these instructions and you’ll be able to keep your iPhone from hanging up on you in an embarrassing situation.

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