Apple rolls out iOS 16.4 with notifications for web apps, voice call isolation and 21 new emoji

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Apple released iOS 16.4 and it brings several minor updates to the mobile operating system. The big new addition here is the ability to receive notifications on web apps from within Safari. These notifications also include a badge count on the home screen and can also be configured with focus mode.

Sample web app notification

Apple also added Voice Isolation to mobile calls, which should provide improved reduction of ambient noise. The feature was previously available on FaceTime and other third-party VoIP calling apps.

There are a total of 21 new emoji symbols with the new iOS release, including hand gestures, pink heart, jellyfish and a Wi-Fi symbol. Photos gets a smart feature that can remove duplicate photos and videos across iCloud Share Photo Libraries.

New emojis in iOS 16.4

New emoji symbols in iOS 16.4

Apple Books in iOS 16.4 brings back the page-turning animation that was previously removed in iOS 16. There’s built-in support for Sony’s PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge controller, as well as improvements to crash detection on the iPhone 14 series.

iOS 16.4 is available for installation on iPhone 8 and later starting today.

iOS 16.4 update changelog:

  • 21 new emoji including animals, hand gestures and objects are now available on the emoji keyboard
  • Notifications for web apps added to the home screen
  • Voice isolation for mobile calls prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you
  • Duplicate albums in Photos extends support for registering duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud shared photo library
  • VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app
  • Accessibility setting to automatically mute video when light flashes or strobe effects are detected
  • Fixes an issue where purchase requests from children may not appear on the parent’s device
  • Addresses issues where Matter compatible thermostats become unresponsive when paired with Apple Home
  • Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
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