Apple had been devoting nearly two hours to its WWDC event. Two hours in which it has not stopped surprising us with new features in its operating systems. Incredible news for iPhone, iPad, Mac and even a new MacBook Air. We were also able to find out more about the next generation of CarPlay.
Despite the fact that Apple has spent a lot of time talking about all the news of iOS 16, the operating system for iPhone, it is also true that it has not had time to talk about all the news. news.
However, here is the igamesnews team to tell you everything Apple didn’t have time to tell you during its event: these are the new features of iOS 16 that Apple did not mention during its WWDC event.
Compatibility with Switch controllers (and others)
iOS 16 officially includes support for several new Bluetooth game controllers, including Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro controllers, giving you even more options when gaming. This support also extends to tvOS and iPadOS.
Locked folders in Photos
As an added privacy measure, the ‘Hidden’ and ‘Recently Deleted’ folders in Photos are now locked by default so that no one can find them, even ‘accidentally’. They are accessible using iPhone login credentials (Face ID, Touch ID or password).
Duplicate detection in Photos
In the Photos app’s Albums view, you’ll find a new Duplicates option under Utilities. This option automatically finds identical images and allows you to merge them, combining captions, keywords and favorites into one highest quality duplicate image. So now you can keep your photo library a little cleaner.
Notification layouts on lock screen
When Apple unveiled its new lock screen, it only showed notifications that arrived in a stack, but that’s not the only option. You can set the view as a list if you want to see them all covering your fancy lock screen like before, or a single banner with a counter if you want everything to stay tidy.
web notifications to push they will arrive in 2023
During the keynote, Apple noted that Safari on macOS Ventura will support web push notifications. It’s also coming to iOS and iPadOS, but not right away – Apple lists the feature as “coming 2023” for its mobile operating systems – which is probably a good thing to be honest.
More Siri Offline Features
Speaking of Siri, if you have an iPhone 12 or later, it will perform even more offline functions than before. Most home control, intercom, and voicemail features will work without sending anything to Apple. Obviously you need a network connection to communicate with the HomeKit hub, for example, but all the processing stays on the iPhone and nothing goes beyond the local network.
Plus, you can finally hang up a phone or FaceTime call with Siri. It’s a little weird that it took so long. Sure, the other person will hear you say it, but so what?
Better Blur on iPhone 13
If you have an iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, you’ll get better bokeh in several notable ways. In Portrait photos, objects in the foreground – in front of the subject – will have a blur effect.
And in cinematic mode videos, the depth of field effect is more accurate around things like hair and glasses. And we are still surprised by the on-demand cuts it makes with the photos on the lock screen.
Haptic keyboard support
The built-in keyboard in iOS 16 will now have a haptic feedback option when typing, so you’ll feel a bit more natural when touching the glass. Although, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be coming to the iPad yet.
iCloud+’s Hide My Email and Custom Email Domain features get a little more useful in iOS 16. Hide My Email is built right into QuickType keyboard suggestions, so it should still be available in third-party apps.
And your custom domain can be shared with people outside of your Family Sharing group. From iCloud Mail settings, you can buy a new domain or enable capture aliases directly from iCloud Mail settings.
What can we say, we love Memoji. And they get a number of significant improvements in iOS 16 (and iPadOS 16 and macOS 13). There are more sticker poses, and all sticker poses can be used for your contact photo. There are 17 new and updated hairstyles, plus coifs, more noses, and more neutral lip colors. It should be easier than ever to match your Memoji to your look and style.