The releasealongside the iPhone 14 series, coming soon and so you might be interested in learning more about what you can expect from Apple’s latest mobile software update.
If you haven’t heard,and a are two of the great value features coming to your iPhone, but those are just the beginning. You’ll be excited to know that there are some new hidden features that can completely change the way you use your iPhone.
If you want to take a closer look at some of the hidden features iOS 16 has to offer, such as password-protected photo albums andHere’s what you need to know.
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You can also use iOS 16 now. Check howsecond beta on your iPhone.
Recently deleted and hidden albums are now password protected
The hidden album in the Photos app is obviously not hidden, you can easily find it, making it impractical to fully hide private photos and videos. While Apple has the option to make the Hidden Album “hidden”, anyone with access to your phone can show it again and see everything inside.
Thanks to iOS 16, you can now lock Hidden Albums. You really don’t need to do anything to enable this feature. If you want to check it out, launch the Photos app and go to Album at the bottom of the screen. If you scroll down, you will see a small padlock next to it Hide and Recently deleted album. To see what’s inside, use Face ID or your passcode.
View and share saved Wi-Fi passwords
Apple has long allowed iOS users to share Wi-Fi passwords, but only by placing two Apple devices close together. And if that doesn’t work automatically, you can’t figure out the password from your settings. Also, if you want to share your saved Wi-Fi password with others, such as an Android user or someone on a computer, you must know the password. Until now.
In Settings, go to WIFI and tap the little info icon to the right of the network you want to set a password for. To view the network password, tap Password and then use Face ID or enter your passcode to view. Then you can press Copy to copy the password to your clipboard and share it.
Find and remove any duplicate photos and videos
Maybe you’ve saved the same photo multiple times or downloaded a video multiple times, and as a result, you have duplicates scattered throughout your photo album. It might not matter if you have spare storage, but if you don’t, you can go back and delete each copy – which is now very easy to do on iOS 16.
In Picture > Albumnow you will see a Duplicate albums in Utilities, where Apple scans through all your photos and shows you any photos or videos you’ve saved multiple times. From there you can delete any duplicates or just press Unifythis will keep the photo with the highest quality (and related data), then move the other photos to the trash.
Although you may want to go through each set of duplicates, to make sure they are indeed exact duplicates and not similar photos, you can also press Option > Select all > Unify to delete any photos and videos that Apple thinks are duplicates, all at once.
Pin your favorite tabs in Safari
Safari limits your open tabs to 500, and if you’re getting close to that limit, it can be difficult to find the exact tab you’re looking for. You can scroll endlessly, but now there’s an easier way to find exactly the tab you’re looking for.
In Safari, if you press down on an open tab, you now have the option to tap Pin tabs. This will move that tab to the top of Safari, where it will exist as a small tab preview, permanently pinned there, which you can then tap to view.
If you press down and unpin a tab, it moves to the first position in your grid of open tabs.
Pair Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with your iPhone
Apple has long allowed you to pair third-party controllers, like Sony’s DualSense Controller and PS5’s Xbox Core, with your iPhone and iPad, to play video games on mobile devices. move more comfortably likelibrary, Minecraft and Call of Duty. And you can add another console controller to that list.
If you own anow you can running iOS 16. To get started, hold down the little black pairing button on the Joy-Con, until the green light starts flashing back and forth. This means the device is in pairing mode. Next, open your iPhone and go to Setting > Bluetooth and choose Joy-Con from the list. Repeat this step with another Joy-Con.