The discharge of iOS 16, alongside the iPhone 14 sequence, is close to, and so that you is likely to be involved in studying extra about what you’ll be able to count on from Apple’s newest cellular software program replace.

If you have not heard but, unsending textual content messages and a redesigned lock display screen are two of the big-ticket options coming to your iPhone, however these objects are only the start. You’ll be excited to be taught that there are a number of new hidden options that would fully change how you employ your iPhone.

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If you would like to take a more in-depth have a look at a number of the hidden gems that iOS 16 has to provide, like password-protected photograph albums and simply accessible Wi-Fi passwords, this is what you want to know.

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And in order for you to be taught extra about Apple’s newest cellular working system, we have got new iOS 16 options that you will love and a pair Apple Maps options that may enhance the way you journey.

It’s also possible to get your arms on iOS 16 proper now. Take a look at how to obtain and set up the second beta in your iPhone.


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Hidden and Not too long ago Deleted albums are actually password protected

The Hidden album within the Pictures app is clearly not hidden, seeing as you’ll be able to simply discover it, making it impractical for adequately hiding non-public images and movies. Whereas Apple does have an possibility to make the Hidden album “invisible,” anybody with entry to your telephone could make it seen once more and view all the things inside.

Thanks to iOS 16, now you can lock the Hidden album. You do not really want to do something to toggle this function on. If you would like to test it out, launch the Pictures app and go to the Albums tab on the backside of the display screen. If you happen to scroll down, you may see a tiny lock subsequent to the Hidden and Not too long ago Deleted albums. To view what’s inside, use Face ID or your passcode.

The Hidden album in Photos

The Hidden and Not too long ago Deleted albums now require Face ID to be accessed.


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View and share saved Wi-Fi passwords

Apple has allowed iOS customers to share Wi-Fi passwords for some time now, however solely by putting two Apple units close to one another. And if that function did not robotically work, you could not simply dig out the password out of your settings. Plus in the event you wished to share a saved Wi-Fi password with another person, like an Android person or somebody on a pc, you had to know the password. Till now.

Learn extraYou Can Lastly See Your Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on an iPhone

In Settings, go to Wi-Fi and faucet the tiny info icon to the best of the community you need the password for. To view the community password, faucet the Password part and then use Face ID or enter your passcode to view it. You’ll be able to then faucet Copy to copy the password into your clipboard and share it.

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You’ll be able to view the password for any Wi-Fi community you have ever related to, so long as you are at the moment related to it or close to sufficient that it seems underneath My Networks.


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Discover and take away any duplicate images and movies

Perhaps you have saved the identical photograph a number of occasions or downloaded a video greater than as soon as, and so you have obtained duplicates littered in your photograph album. It will not be an issue in the event you’ve obtained the storage to spare, but when not, it is likely to be a good suggestion to return and take away each single duplicate — which is now straightforward to do on iOS 16.

In Pictures > Albums, it’s best to now see a brand new Duplicates album underneath Utilities, the place Apple scans by means of all your images and reveals you any photograph or video you have saved greater than as soon as. From there, you’ll be able to both delete any duplicates, or just press Merge, which can hold the photograph with the best high quality (and related knowledge) and then transfer the others to the trash.

Duplicates folder in Photos

Merging will hold the best high quality photograph and delete the remainder.


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Though you may most likely need to undergo every set of duplicates, to be sure that they’re truly actual copies and not related images, you may as well hit Choose > Choose All > Merge to take away each single photograph and video that Apple thinks is a replica, unexpectedly.

Pin your favourite tabs in Safari

Safari caps your open tabs at 500, and in the event you’re nearing that restrict, it is likely to be fairly darn arduous to discover the precise tab you are searching for. You would scroll endlessly, however there’s now a better means to discover the precise tab you are searching for.

In Safari, in the event you press down on an open tab, you now have the choice to hit Pin Tab. This can transfer that tab to the highest of Safari, the place it can exist as a tiny tab preview, completely pinned there, which you’ll then faucet to view.

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All of your pinned tabs seem on the high of Safari.


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If you happen to press down and unpin a tab, it can transfer to first in your grid of open tabs.

Pair Nintendo Swap Pleasure-Cons along with your iPhone

Apple has lengthy allowed you to pair third-party controllers, just like the PS5 Sony DualSense and Xbox Core Controller, to your iPhone and iPad, so as to extra comfortably play cellular video video games just like the Apple Arcade library, Minecraft and Name of Obligation. And you may add one other console controller to that record.

If you happen to personal a Nintendo Swap, now you can pair your Pleasure-Con controllers to your iPhone or iPad operating iOS 16. To start out, maintain down the little black pairing button on the Pleasure-Con, till the inexperienced lights begin operating again and forth. This implies the system is in pairing mode. Subsequent, open your iPhone and go to Settings > Bluetooth and choose the Pleasure-Con from the record. Repeat this step with the opposite Pleasure-Con.

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