When you upgrade to iOS 16, there are a few hidden features that you may not have been aware of. These features are useful for everyday tasks and help you get more out of your phone. For example, these features will add punctuation to emails and messages. Another feature will help you clean up your phone by removing duplicate photos.
Face ID in landscape mode
Face ID is one of the many new features introduced in iOS 16. This feature is particularly useful when you need to unlock your iPhone in a landscape mode. But how do you get it to work? Here are some tips and tricks to help you use Face ID in the best possible way.
The first step is to ensure that your device is compatible with this new feature. You may have to wait for an update or do a factory reset.
In general, Face ID will only unlock your iPhone in a portrait orientation. That’s because the TrueDepth Camera is only capable of recognizing you in that position. However, in landscape mode, Face ID can recognize you if you wear glasses or sunglasses. It’s also faster.
Another feature of the new software is the ability to display the Apple Watch display on your linked iPhone. You can do this by opening up the Settings app and tapping Accessibility.
Live Activities widgets
One of the most exciting new features in iOS 16 is the Live Activities widget. This feature allows you to track real-time events and results from apps. You can also see the latest data from your apps on your Lock Screen.
In iOS 16, you’ll be able to customize your Lock Screen with Live Activities, widgets and other customization options. There’s also a Focus Mode update that will help you stay focused on your work.
As for notifications, iOS 16 changes the way they roll in and out of the Lock Screen. Now, instead of coming in from the top of the screen, they’re pushed in from the bottom. If you’d rather stay focused, you can hide all notifications by swiping down on the widget.
Apple introduced a new API for developers to create Live Activities. These widgets are similar to other iOS widgets, but they provide an interactive notification. It’s possible to create multiple Live Activities, which can run in parallel. Each will receive a unique push token.
Siri adds punctuation to messages and emails
While typing, the iPhone is capable of adding punctuation to your text, thanks to the Siri voice assistant. The new iOS 16 update tries to add it automatically, but it is still up to you to tell it where to place it.
One of the most impressive features in iOS 16 is dictation. When dictating, your cursor will behave like a computer’s trackpad. It will also highlight the microphone button in your keyboard. Until now, you could only use the mic to speak and then tap it to continue.
In addition to being able to dictate, you can now add emojis to your texts. Emoji support is available in English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese. You can even type in the subject of a picture without the background.
Dictation isn’t the only feature in iOS 16. Live Text is also new, allowing you to select text in a video and pause it at will.
Remove duplicate photos
You can easily remove duplicate photos in iOS 16 using the new Duplicates feature. This utility will help you free up space on your device. It can be found in the Utilities section of Photos app.
To use the Duplicates feature, you need to unlock your iPhone with a passcode or Face ID. If you are in a restricted area, you may not be able to use the feature. Contact Apple Support to find out if you are eligible.
To delete or merge duplicate images, go to the Utilities section of Photos. Once there, you can select several images to merge. After selecting multiple images, you can hit the Select option at the top right. Alternatively, you can tap the More button to get the Paste Edits feature.
You can also lock the Hidden Album in the Albums tab of the Photos app. This will keep your private photos out of prying eyes.