IOS 16.1 Roll Out On Monday: Know What’s New In It

By | October 23, 2022

Apple launched IOS 16.1 Version to all its iPhone users. This is the second update to the new Apple OS. The previous IOS 16 Version, released in September offered a customizable lock screen that now supports widgets and editing tools for messages.

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The version comes with updates to many existing Iphone apps. But IOS 16.1 is a prime update for iPhone models. The update fix many major bugs and did improvements in existing apps and interfaces.

In fact, Now we got the feature which is promised by Apple at the release of IOS 16. But appl kept those features to be released in IOS 16.1. These features include live activities and an iCloud-shared photo library.

However, there is one more feature, Clean Energy Charging that we saw in IOS 16.1 beta version. Alongside IOS 16.1 version, Apple also releases iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Let’s discuss all upcoming features of to iPhone with this update in depth.

iCloud Shared Photo Library

This is one of the best features you will see shortly on your iPhone. You can now share photos with family members and family. You can create your own Shared photo library from where you can share it with up to Five people.

Anyone from the list of Five selected people has access to edit, delete and share the photo from iCloud Shared Library. Now there is a toggle in the camera app that will allow you to add photos to the iCloud Shared photo library as quickly as they are shot.

iCloud Shared Photo Library was a major part of the IOS 16. But Apple drop the idea to release it initially and held it back to later this year. Now included it in IOS 16.1 update with some minor changes.

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Live Activities

Apple Lockscreen Live Activities
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Live Activities is another feature that apple held back and was not included initially in IOS 16. This feature will help you stay updated. You will daily news, sports scores, and news on your iPhone’s lock screen. This interactive notification is based on your daily searches and preferences.

Now This feature is also available to third-party apps and lots of apps will get updates from Monday that included live activities. If you have Iphone 14 Pro and Iphone 14 Pro Max then you can expand your limits than usual models. Live activities will unite with other alerts and notifications in the dynamic island that will replace the notch of the device.

Clean Energy Charging 

This feature will be available in the battery setting of your iPhone Model. Unfortunately, the Clean Energy Charging feature is not available outside U.S. California-based company that first promised it in September but hold it to release in October’s IOS 16.1 Update.

Your carbon footprint will be reduced by this feature and optimize charging times of the iPhone model. So it’s a quite useful feature for iPhone users. But the fact is only limited United states and might be available to other countries in the future.

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Apple Fitness Plus

Apple Fitness App
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Apple Fitness Plus app is initially limited to Apple watches which mean only apple watches owner can take benefit from the feature. But apple added it to IOS 16’s new update too. So now You don’t need to buy apple watches individually to use the feature if you have only iPhone you are good to go.

However, Users without apple watches can not see real-time metrics of heart rate and calories burned during workouts. They will get estimated data of calories burned metrics which are purely based on information shared by the Fitness app.

Apple is secretly working on some minor but effective features that you will get in IOS 16.1. Easy to access the dynamic island is one of them. You can enable this feature from the iPhone settings.


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