iOS 10 New Features Apple has reached enormous heights in the last decade which seems to be terrific. As Steve Jobs quoted “We are here to put a dent in the Universe, otherwise why would we be here?” On and on Apple products were a boom and bust in the market. And now, with its amazing features and popularity, iOS 10 is here. Apple released it to the public last week. It includes dozens of new features and improvements. There have been changes in the Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Notes, Mail, News, Safari, Phone, Music, and Messages applications. You’ll definitely love all of them. Some of them are listed with directions on how to use them.
iOS 10 New Features New Camera/Photo Features
A new feature called MemoriesBuilt is built into the Photos app. The Memories feature sorts and views photos based on the locations and times and automatically generate video slideshows. This feature uses the pictures in Camera Roll to generate the video slideshow.
iOS 10 New Features
Search For People, Places And Things In Photos
Within the albums section of the Photos app, you will notice that iOS 10 has created a People and Places folder. by detecting the faces of people and locations in your photos. After you input the names of the people in your Photos, you can easily search for photos of those people by name from your Camera Roll. And the search feature now also lets you search for things like a ‘The soccer game” or “trip 2016” etc.
iOS 10 New Features Use The Camera As A Magnifying Glass
The previous cameras had a number of great features though lacked this one including the iPhone 6 camera. However, this handy feature has been added to iOS 10. It is the ability to use the Camera as a magnifying glass. This can be controlled by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier. From there, you can activate the magnifier. Simply triple tap on the Home button.
iOS 10 New Features Edit RAW Photos
This feature added to iOS 10 can prove very beneficial not only to photographers, but also for amateurs to capture amazing photos. It allows the user to edit RAW photo files in the DNG format. However, to edit the uncompressed photos, third party applications like Obscura and RAW by 500px have to be used.
iOS 10 New Features Doodle On Your Photos
Owing to iOS 10, you can now easily doodle on photographs, with iOS 10. You can do this by selecting the “…” icon after tapping on the photo adjustment slider icon. Then tap on “Markup” to add doodles and text to your photos. However, if you are editing Live Photos, Markup turns them off.
iOS 10 New Features New Phone/Voicemail Features
Easily Save Your Voicemail Messages
Quickly save the audio file through AirDrop, iMessage, iCloud Drive, Mail, Notes, etc. by taping the share button on the top right of a voicemail.
iOS 10 New Features Spam Notifications
You can now download apps that warn users about incoming spam calls with iOS 10. In the above picture, there is an app called Hiya that shows a “do not enter” shield when it determines that an incoming phone call is coming from a number that is known for being a scam or fraud.
iOS 10 New Features Voicemail Transcriptions
Whenever you miss a phone call and receive a voicemail instead, in iOS 10, you will be able to read a transcription of the message. This feature can prove very useful when you cannot make a call while stuck in a meeting or class.
New Maps Features
Share Locations With 3D Touch
You can quickly share your location from the Apple maps app Using 3D Touch on the iPhone . By Simply pushing down on the Maps icon and tap on “Send My Location”. Easily find your friends and share your location with them.
iOS 10 New Features Select Your Preferred Transportation Mode
Not only can you share your location with a tap but also, Apple Maps lets you set your preferred transportation mode by going to Settings > Maps and then selecting Driving, Walking or Transit.
iOS 10 New Features
Third Party Apps
With the new operating system, Apple Maps now has third party apps integration, including apps similar to HopStop in a number of ways. Others like OpenTable and Yelp can be integrated too. Whenever you search for a location and select the digital card of that business from the Maps app, it will show the relevant content such as the reviews, the menu and reservation options as all of the features of the integrated app are integrated with Apple Maps.
New Music Features
Lyrics In The Music App
View the song lyrics of your favorite songs while you listen to them. To see the lyrics of a song while it is playing, scroll down the “Now Playing” section and you will see it below the audio controls.
In addition to the lyrics feature, there is a new playlist called “Favorites Mix” in the “For You” section of Apple Music. Favorite mix will automatically curate songs that it considers will suit your interest. This playlist is updated every Friday as the picture above shows. Fridays are going to be fun with this feature as you can now discover new music that you might love.
New Siri Features
Make A WhatsApp Call With Siri
All thanks to Apple, making WhatsApp phone calls using Siri is now possible. Add support for this feature through Settings > Siri > App Support > WhatsApp. Ones the setting has been activated you can make WhatsApp calls through Siri saying “Make a phone call with Whatsapp.” followed by the person’s name.
Siri Now Understands Corrections
As Siri misunderstanding a command and taking the wrong action, by all means, would be usual thing to every iPhone user by now. But not anymore, with the features of upgraded operating system, get Siri to understand what you are saying by tapping on the spoken phrase and select the alternative guesses.
iOS 10 New Features Siri Is Able To Say Who Is Calling While Using Headphones Or Bluetooth
Activate this feature by going to Settings > Phone > Announce Calls. The options are always announce calls, only announce calls when you have headphones on or you are in a car with Bluetooth connected, only announce calls when you have headphones on or never announce calls.
New Messages Features
iMessage App Store
iOS 10 New Features
As can be seen, iMessage App Store was one of the biggest announcements Apple ever made. Find apps created specifically for iMessage by tapping on the App Store icon within iMessage, tapping on the four circles at the bottom left and then tapping on “+” Store icon.
iOS 10 New Features : Bubble And Screen Effects
Unlike previously, iMessage now has beautiful bubble and screen effects which can be set up by long pressing on the Send button. There are screen effects like “Send With Balloons,” “Send With Confetti,” “Send With Lasers,” “Send With Fireworks” And “Send With Shooting Star.” Moreover, the “Bubble” effects are Slam, Loud, Send With Gentle and Invisible Ink. If only such mesmerizing effects were one of Apple wallpapers.
iOS 10 New Features
Turn off the ability to reply to messages
In iOS 10, there is a way to turn off the ability to reply to text messages from the lock screen. First thing to remember, you can turn the feature on by going to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and entering your Passcode. Secondly, you can scroll down to where it says “Reply with Message” and set the toggle to Off.
Handwrite Text Messages
When you tilt your device into landscape mode while using the Messages app, it will switch to a mode that allows you to handwrite text messages.
Tapback is a feature that lets you react to a friend’s message with a thumbs down, a “haha”, two exclamation points heart, a thumbs up and a question mark. You can activate this feature by pushing down on a message.
New Safari Features
Apple Pay In Mobile Version Safari
BGR pointed notably pointed out that there is now Apple Pay support in the mobile version of Safari. This makes it easier to buy products online securely. Also, it can be done without having to enter your credit card details over and over. You can easily access A