iOS 15 is rumored to revamp notifications, iPadOS 15 to change the home screen
Apple is holding its annual developer conference starting June 7, and this is where the company is expected to unveil the next iterations of its mobile operating systems: iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. The changes to these are always presented in early summer, so developers have time to update their apps until the new iteration officially coincides with new iPhones in the fall.
With iOS 15, Apple is rumored to debut a new feature that allows you to set different notification settings depending on your current status and easily update said status from the lock screen or control center. You would probably also be able to use Siri to quickly change your status. Such a status can be “driving”, “work”, “sleeping” or a custom category of your choice.
The new iPad Pro runs iPadOS 15 from the fall
For each status, you can choose how you want your device to notify you of things (or whether it should at all), by e.g. Choosing whether or not your phone sounds like that kind of thing. It will also be possible to set automatic reply to messages depending on your current status. This will be an enhancement to the auto-reply feature that only works while driving.
There are also some upgrades coming to iMessage at some point in the future to make it more like a social network and allow it to compete better with WhatsApp, even if these are not detailed and they may be delayed and not make the cut for iOS 15.
As for iPadOS 15, this should have support for home screen widgets, which were added to iOS 14 last year and are now finally jumping to tablets. Just like on iPhones, you can place widgets anywhere on the home screen, and you can replace the entire app grid with widgets only if you love it.
Finally, both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 should have new privacy protection, including a new menu that shows you which apps are silently collecting data about you.