Apple announced the release of iOS 16 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday. This latest version of the software comes with several new features and improvements, including the ability to see and manage stored Wi-Fi passwords.
The new iOS 11 update has reintroduced the fullscreen music player to the Lock Screen, as well as added album art and controls to the center of the screen. With this new operating system, iPhone users will now be able to drag and drop subjects from a photo into other apps or photos.
A website dedicated to previewing iOS 16 has detailed the new features coming to Apple phones. Among these features is the ability for iPhone users to view and copy their stored Wi-Fi passwords in settings. This is a convenient way to share passwords with friends and family.
As MacRumors reports, in order to view a stored password, users must authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.
In addition to that, Apple is also bringing the fullscreen music player back to the Lock Screen with Live Activities. This will provide a new perspective by placing album art in the middle and controls at the bottom. The fullscreen music player on the lock screen was earlier available on iOS 10.
The update to iOS 16 will include the ability for users to customize the font, color, widgets, wallpapers, or placement of other elements on the Lock Screen. The full-screen music player may not be immediately available in the first developer beta of iOS 16 but is expected to be added in a later update.
The new Visual Look Up feature allows users to tap and hold on to the subject of an image to lift it from the background or isolate the subject by removing the background and placing it in apps like Messages.
This feature is supported by screenshots, quick look, and Safari on Apple phones powered by the A12 Bionic processor or newer.
The brand new iOS 16 comes with a whole host of improvements to the lock screen, focus mode, health app, and messages – changing the way iPhone users experience their device. The Mail app on iOS 16 will now allow users to schedule emails, and Apple Maps has added support for eleven additional countries.
Right now, the iOS 16 is being beta tested by developers. A public beta is set to come out next month.