After months of anticipation, Apple has finally released its iOS 16 update for iPhone this week.
The update includes several cool features, such as a redesigned lock screen and the ability to unsend messages.
While many iPhone users have already enthusiastically downloaded the update, several have reported that iOS 16 is taking a toll on battery life.
While many iPhone users have already enthusiastically downloaded the update, several have reported that iOS 16 is taking a toll on battery life (stock image)
iOS 16: KEY FEATURES
– Custom lock screen
– Ability to edit and unsend messages in the Messages app
– Email scheduling
– Updated live text to include video
– Apple pay later
– Next generation CarPlay
Many frustrated iPhone users have taken to Twitter to discuss the issue this week.
One user tweeted: ‘Experienced a lot of battery drain on the official release of iOS 16. My battery dropped 10% in an hour without even touching it.’
Another added: ‘DO NOT update to ios 16 unless you want your battery to go from 100 to 90 in 30 minutes.’
And one said, ‘Anyone else having battery issues after upgrading to ios 16?
‘My battery drains faster than normal, even with minimal browsing. This sucks a bit.
Fortunately, battery problems are unlikely to be here to stay, according to ZDNet.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, a researcher at ZDNet, explained: “Installing a new operating system on an iPhone triggers a lot of things in the background, from indexing to battery recalibration, and this can take hours or even days.”
“Not only does this consume power, but battery recalibration can give the impression that the battery is draining faster when in fact it is not.
“Add to this the dual factor of many app updates that occur after a new release, combined with many new features available that can further drain an older phone.”
If you’re worried about your iPhone’s battery and it’s been a few days since you updated to iOS 16, Mr. Kingsley-Hughes advises checking the battery status.
Many frustrated iPhone users have taken to Twitter to talk about the battery drain issue this week.
He added: “If you go to Settings > Battery > Battery Status and the message is that it’s good for peak performance capacity, then it’s just normal or it’s a bug.”
Here’s a look at all the key features with iOS 16.
custom lock screen
The biggest update with iOS 16 is the lock screen, which is now customizable.
Users can choose whether to display their favorite photos, customize font styles, and display a set of widgets on the lock screen.
For example, if you regularly check the weather, you can choose to have a weather widget permanently on your iPhone’s lock screen.
The biggest update with iOS 16 is the lock screen, which is now customizable. Users can choose whether they would like to display their favorite photos, customize font styles, and display a set of widgets on the lock screen.
“The lock screen is more personal, beautiful and useful than ever with a multi-layer effect that artfully positions photo subjects against the time and redesigned widgets that offer information at a glance,” Apple explained.
For lock screen inspiration, the wallpaper gallery offers a variety of options, including Apple collections, a weather wallpaper to view live weather conditions as they change throughout the day, a astronomy wallpaper to see the Earth, the moon and the solar system, and much more.’
If you’re always making typos, you’ll be happy to know that the Messages app includes a variety of new and useful tools.
“You can now edit a message you just sent or unsend a recent message entirely,” Apple explained.
“And you can mark a message as unread if you can’t reply right away and want to come back to it later.”
If you’re always making typos, you’ll be happy to hear of a variety of new and helpful tools coming to the Messages app.
How to cancel sending a message in iOS 16
1. In the Messages app, open the chat that contains the sent message you want to cancel.
2. Long press the sent message you want to correct
3. Touch Cancel Shipment in the pop-up menu.
4. The message will disappear and be replaced by the text ‘You didn’t send a message’
Apple has introduced a new iCloud Shared Photo Library, which it describes as the “best way to share photos with your family.”
Users can choose what to include in their shared library based on a start date or the people in the photos.
“Once the shared library is set up, you can instantly share photos directly from the camera, choose to share automatically when other shared library members are nearby, and get smart suggestions for adding photos to the shared library in For You,” Apple explained.
The search feature in Mail has been improved to provide more accurate and complete results.
And just like with Messages, users can now unsend emails.
“Easily forward an email you just sent, schedule messages to be sent when you want, and get reminders to follow up or come back to a message later,” Apple said.
Live Text has been updated and is now available for video and features quick actions.
“Live Text becomes more powerful with the ability to recognize text in video and quickly convert currency, translate text and more,” Apple said.
For example, if you were on vacation in France and wanted to quickly find out how much a basket of grapes costs in your local currency, you could take a photo of the price tag and your iPhone would instantly convert the currency.
Apple’s live text tool has been updated and is now available for video and features quick actions.
Apple Maps will now let you add multiple stops to your routes in advance.
“Plan multiple stops along your route ahead of time or easily access previous routes in Recents,” Apple explained.
“Maps also syncs across all your devices, so you can look up directions on your Mac and view them on your iPhone when you’re ready to go.”
Health & Beauty
Apple has added a new Medicines feature in the Health app.
“The new Medications feature in the Health app helps you manage, track and understand the medications you take,” he said.
Meanwhile, users will now be able to benefit from the Fitness app, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch.
“The Fitness app can help you track and reach your fitness goals, even if you don’t have an Apple Watch,” Apple added.
“Now, using iPhone’s motion sensors, your steps, distance, and third-party workouts will give you an estimate of your calories to help support your daily movement goal.”