At WWDC 2021, Apple released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8. Multiple new features are included in the latest Apple operating system for devices running on various platforms. While developing features for these operating systems, Apple has also emphasized the significance of privacy and user data. So in this article let’s have a closer look at the top features you need to know about the newly launched iOS 15.
New Focus Tools:
iOS 15 has a number of useful tools that can assist users in focusing and reducing distractions. Focus is a new feature that allows users to filter notifications and apps based on what they wish to concentrate on. Customers can customize their smartphone to help them be more present at the moment by setting a custom Focus or picking a suggested Focus, which leverages on-device intelligence to advise which people and apps should be notified. Focus suggestions are dependent on the user’s context, such as while they’re at work or getting ready for bed, and once Focus is set on one Apple device, it applies to all of their other Apple devices.
Additionally, users can create Home Screen pages with apps and widgets that apply to moments of focus to only display relevant apps and reduce temptation. When a user’s Focus is blocking incoming notifications, their status is automatically displayed to others in Messages, reflecting that a user is not currently reachable.
Notifications in a newer way:
Notifications have a new design, with larger icons for apps and contact images for people. Notification summary: If you want to stay on top of your alerts, there’s a handy compilation of them given daily, according to a timetable you choose. The summary is smartly arranged by importance, with the most important notifications shown first. Important conversations will not be lost in the summary since urgent messages will be delivered promptly, and it’s simple to temporarily silence any app or messaging thread for the next hour or day.
Improved FaceTime Calls:
FaceTime helps users easily connect with friends and family feel even more natural. With spatial audio, voices in a FaceTime call sound as if they are coming from where the person is positioned on the screen, and new microphone modes separate the user’s voice from background noise. Portrait mode is now available for FaceTime and designed specifically for video calls, so users can blur their background and put themselves in focus. While using Group FaceTime, a new grid view enables participants to see more faces at the same time.
Enhancements in Maps:
New road colors and labels, custom-designed landmarks, and a new night-time mode with a lunar glow have been added to cities, as well as enhanced features for neighborhoods, commercial areas, elevation, and structures. Road details such as turn lanes, crosswalks, and bike lanes have been added, as well as street-level perspectives as you approach complex interchanges and a new dedicated driving map that allows you to observe current incidents and traffic conditions at a glance. Step-by-step instruction in augmented reality will get you where you need to go. Riders who use public transportation frequently now have one-tap access to all nearby departures.
Live Text, Advanced Spotlight Search, and More:
Live Text recognises text in a photo and allows users to take action using on-device intelligence. Users can, for example, look for and locate a photograph of a handwritten family recipe, or take a phone number from a storefront and contact it. The Camera app can now recognise and copy text in the moment, such as the Wi-Fi password shown at a local coffee shop, thanks to the Apple Neural Engine. Users can discover more about popular art and places across the world, as well as plants and flowers found in nature, pet breeds, and even books, using Visual Look Up.
Spotlight can now search images by location, people, scenes, or objects, and it can now find text and handwriting in photographs using Live Text. Spotlight now has new rich results for actors, musicians, TV shows, and movies, as well as web image search. Contacts with enhanced results can see recent discussions, shared photographs, and even their location if they’ve shared it using Find My.
With a new appearance, an interactive interface, and integration with Apple Music, which utilizes on-device intelligence to tailor song selections that bring memories to life, Photos is the most significant update to Memories yet.
Revamped Message App:
In the corresponding app, the links, photos, and other items shared with you in Messages are now displayed in a new Shared with You area. Photos, Safari, Apple News, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app all have Shared with You integrated in.
You may now customize your Memoji’s appearance and express yourself with new stickers. Multicolor hats can help you express your personality and flair. Cochlear implants, oxygen tubes, and soft helmets are now among the accessibility options. Messages now display many photos as a collage or an attractive stack of photographs that you can swipe through.
New Privacy Features:
Privacy Protection stops senders from learning whether an email has been opened, and hides IP addresses so senders can’t learn a user’s location or use it to build a profile on them. App Privacy Report offers an overview of how apps use the access that has been granted to location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts in the last seven days, and which other domains are contacted.
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