Apple today released the third beta test version of iOS/iPadOS 16 for developers. As expected, these betas complement some of the features added in iOS 16 and introduce some new ones. Foreign tech media outlet MacRumors has taken stock of the new features introduced by iOS/iPadOS 16 beta 3.
● History of AFib
Apple added an AFib history feature in iOS 16 and WatchOS 9 for people with atrial fibrillation, with the goal of tracking how long and how often a person has had atrial fibrillation. In iOS 16 beta 3, the AFib history section was added to the Health app, and the AFib feature was activated in watchOS 9 beta 3. Currently, atrial fibrillation history is limited to users in the United States.
● iCloud shared photo library
The third beta of iOS 16 introduced support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, designed to make it easier to share photos with friends and family. You can invite up to 5 people to share a photo gallery with you, and all participants can add, delete and edit images.
● Lockdown mode
As an extreme security measure, Lockdown Mode is available in iOS 16.iPadAvailable on OS 16 and macOS Ventura. It’s an optional security feature designed to protect a few high-profile users who might be targeted by state-sponsored spyware.
Lockdown mode is aimed at journalists, activists, government employees, etc. It is not suitable for common users and it restricts many people. iPhone function. For example, in Messages, attachments other than pictures are blocked, and in FaceTime, calls from people you haven’t contacted before are blocked. In web browsers, complex web technologies and browsing functions are blocked, shared albums are removed from the Photos app, wired connections are blocked, and profiles cannot be installed.
● Lock screen time font
The customizable iOS 16 lock screen now has 12 fonts to choose from, including a narrower font option than before and a thicker version of the previously available serif font.
● Calendar lock screen widget
To protect privacy, the Calendar lock screen widget no longer provides details of the next upcoming event when the iPhone is locked. It hides this information until the iPhone is unlocked by its owner.
There is a new “Include Due Today” option in the Settings section of the Reminders app. In the badge count, it is designed to include expired and current items, not just items due today.
● Earth lock screen wallpaper
In the Earth lock screen wallpaper, widgets no longer block the view of the Earth. The globe image moves down when the widget is in use and up when the widget is not positioned. In earlier betas, widgets would overlap.
● iOS version interface update
In the Settings app under About > iOS Version, if you tap the version number, the interface has been updated. It’s simple, it’s no longer a pop-up card, and it’s not linked to Apple’s secure website.
● Clownfish wallpapers
Some iOS 16 users who installed the third beta version saw the clonefish wallpaper option. When Steve Jobs introduced this wallpaper in 2007, it appeared on the original iPhone, but it was never officially launched. It won’t show up to everyone, but it could be added as a wallpaper option in a future beta.
● Pre-stage scheduling
On iPad, there’s a new splash screen for the pre-stage scheduling feature.TutorialIt also lets you know how to use it, as well as an updated multitasking menu with improved tabs. When selecting the iCloud+ subscription option, there is a new splash screen that explains the features.
● Safari supports virtual cards
iOS 16 adds support for virtual cards for shopping with Safari. Some banks and card issuers allow customers to create virtual card numbers (similar to how Apple Card works) to avoid having their credit card details stolen. This feature will be supported based on code in Safari beta on iOS 16.
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