iOS 16 – iOS 16: Settings you should not ignore in this update because they are very important iOS 16 features will definitely change the way you use your iPhone
Apple released the iOS 16 update last year, and although the next version of the operating system is approaching, there is still a lot to explore in the latest iOS 16.4.1 iPhone software update.
You may be familiar with unsending text messages and emails and excluding items from your photos, but behind all the popular features, there is a whole ocean of smaller, lesser-known features that you may not have heard of.
Today, in this article, we will show you some of the most notable features and settings that are not common in iOS 16, but are very important, such as password-protected photo albums, Wi-Fi passwords that are easy to access, and more.
Important settings in the iOS 16 update
Here are the most important features in the iOS 16 update and how to set them up:
View and share saved Wi-Fi passwords
Apple has allowed iOS users to share Wi-Fi passwords for a while now, but only by placing two Apple devices near each other. And if this feature doesn’t work automatically, you can’t just find out the password from your settings. Additionally, if you want to share a saved Wi-Fi password with someone else, like an Android user or someone on a computer, you have to remember the password.
To view and share saved Wi-Fi passwords in iOS 16 update, follow these steps:
- In Settings, go to Wi-Fi and tap the little info icon to the right of the network you want the password for.
- To view the network password, tap the Password section and then use Face ID or enter your passcode to view it.
- You can then click Copy to copy the password to your clipboard and share it.
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Find and remove duplicate photos and videos
Sometimes you may save the same photo multiple times or download a video more than once, resulting in duplicates in your photo album. It might not be a problem if you have backup storage, but your storage space is running out, now you can easily remove every copy with iOS 16 with these steps:
In Photos > Albums, you should see a new duplicate album under Utilities.
Apple scans all of your photos and shows you any photo or video you’ve saved more than once in this album.
From there, you can either delete any duplicates, or simply hit Merge, which will preserve the highest quality image (and related data) and then move the other images to the trash.
While you might want to go through each set of duplicates, to make sure they’re really exact copies and not the same photos, you can also hit Select > Select All > Merge to remove every photo and video that Apple thinks is a duplicate at once.
End a phone call or FaceTime with Siri
Siri usually performs many tasks. You can use the virtual assistant to send a text, get directions, or play music — but one thing you can’t do is hang up.
Now this is made possible with the operating system iOS 16 To activate it, follow these steps:
- In Settings, go to Siri & Search and first make sure that Listening for “Hey, Siri” is toggled on.
- If so, you will see a new option at the bottom – Call Hang Up.
- Go to this option and toggle on Call Hang Up.
- When you’re on a phone call or FaceTime video chat, just say “Hey, Siri” and ask her to end your current call.
Hidden and Recently Deleted albums are password protected
Obviously, the hidden album in the Photos app is not hidden, as anyone can easily see it. This makes hiding private photos and videos impractical.
Thanks to iOS 16, you can now lock the hidden album. You don’t actually need to do anything to toggle this feature on. If you want to check it out, follow these steps:
Launch the Photos app and go to the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen. If you scroll down, you will see a small padlock next to Hidden and Recently Deleted albums.
To view the contents of those albums, you’ll need to use Face ID or your passcode.
Copy and paste photo and video editing
If you use the editing tool in the Photos app, you’ll be happy to know that you can now copy and paste adjustments, including saturation, contrast, and brightness, between images. If you’ve edited one photo or video and are happy with the look, you can paste those same edits onto any other photo or video in your Camera Roll.
to do this. Follow next steps:
- Launch the Photos app and open an edited photo in full screen.
- Next, tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and tap Copy edits.
- This option will only appear if the photo was edited within Photos, not any third-party photo editor.
- Navigate to the image you want to copy these edits to, click the three-dot menu, and then hit Paste Adjustments.
- After a second or so, the picture adjustments should appear.
Use Siri to send an emoji
Siri features the ability to send long, complex text messages and emails by dictation, but with iOS 16, you can now use your voice to send emojis for the first time. As long as you know the name of the emoji, just say “face with tears of joy emoji” or “red heart emoji” to insert the emoji into your text using Siri.
If you use the iPhone keyboard’s keyboard dictation feature, which can be accessed at the bottom right of the keyboard (microphone icon), you can also say the emoji name to insert an emoji anywhere you can type text, like in a note Or comment on Instagram.
Also read: The iOS 16.4 update brings amazing features to all iPhones
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