Apple pushed an update to nearly every iPhone on Tuesday with a whole bunch of improvements and changes. It’s called iOS 10, and it’s the 10th major revision to the iPhone and iPad operating system. iOS 10 has commonsense changes that might be weird at first, but you’ll eventually find they’re big improvements. Here are five major improvements in Apple’s operating system.
The way you unlock your iPhone will change forever. Slide to unlock is no more.
You’ll find swiping right now brings you to a new, totally revamped notifications screen. And swiping left gets to the camera app quickly. If you don’t use the TouchID fingerprint sensor, you’ll press on the home button instead of swiping.
You can remove Apple’s built-in junk apps!
iOS 10 allows you to remove all the apps created by Apple. Previously, apps like News, Stocks and Weather could not be removed from your iPhone, but the iOS 10 allows you to do that.
iOS 10 enables users to receive calls from apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger right on the lockscreen.
Previously, you could not receive calls from Facebook or Whatsapp directly from the lockscreen, you would have to be in the app first. The new OS allows you to pick up calls from Facebook and Whatsapp directly from the locked screen.
iMessage will also feel different.
This is what iMessage without text, only emoji, will look like. The emoji are bigger! And you can draw pictures and send disappearing messages. Apple is also opening an app store for iMessage, so software developers will come up with even more new Messages features. And try to send a “Happy birthday” message to a friend — they’ll get a surprise. You can even choose which people should receive read receipts.
The alarm clock has been redesigned — it now comes in a dark theme, and can remind you when to go to bed.
The new alarm clock now comes in a dark theme, and can remind you when to go to bed. It also saves all the alarms you’ll ever set.