- Widgets – FINALLY – Swipe left from the home screen, or even from the lock screen.
- Redesigned Control Center, including support for 3d touch.
- Raise to wake.
- Hide stock apps – they don’t actually delete but they are hidden and their data is removed.
- Redesigned music app, less confusing than before.
- Siri Voice sounds slightly more like an actual person.
- Siri is now open source, so apps can support it, no longer limited to stock apps.
- A dedicated Home Kit app to manage your smart home appliances.
- Clear all notifications in one go!
- Photos app can search for objects and for people based on their face.
- Copy and paste across various iOS devices – copy on your iPhone, paste on your mac.
- Swipe to the left to use the camera from the lock screen.
- iMessages updated to include: effects, emojis recognition, etc including 3rd party apps support for iMessage
- Reply to messages from the home screen in a widget
One would suspect (hope) that from the next generation of iPhone, expected towards the end of this year, that Apple will abandon the 16 GB version of the iPhone – Even with cloud and streaming services, once you have a few apps and games on your iPhone, it is not long until you need to save space on your iPhone. If you are here, then it is too late! But if you have a choice always go for the extra storage, it is of course much more expensive, but for most people a necessity. Below are 6 tips on how to save space on your iPhone. Continue reading How to save space on your iPhone – 6 Tips
Night shift mode was introduced with iOS9.3. It proposes to limit the blue light emitted by your device, to assist you in getting a good night’s sleep. According to an article on Harvard health “Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night. And the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown.”
Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location, then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum.1 In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings. Pleasant dreams. – Apple Website
But does this Night Shift Mode help? Some are reporting it does, many are skeptical, but if you want to give it a try yourself here is how.
- In the settings application, select Display and Brightness option.
- Select Night Shift.
- You now have two choices, either enable Night Shift Mode manually until tomorrow, or select a schedule.
- If you select a schedule, you need to set a time, I have mine set from 10 pm to 7 am, which I find works well for me.
- You additionally, have to option to reduce the color change intensity, increasing it more, may have an impact of the performance of onscreen motion.