What to expect from iOS 16.2? (widgets, always on screen, freeform…)
Two new lock screen widgets
Apple, always inclined to fine-tune the details, will offer a new widget for monitoring sleep. It is available in two sizes and is ideally placed in the lower part (under the clock). Since the latter is larger, it will show more information for those who want a synthetic (but complete) overview of their night!
It is currently available in two versions. The first shows a mini-graph for the last seven nights of sleep data. The second only suggests a closer examination of the previous night. Recall that the home screen already has its own widget, which was introduced last year with iOS 15.
Added to this is the Healing widget from the Health app. The latter will be placed on the lock screen. As for the sleep widget, available in two sizes and ideally placed in the lower part (under the clock). Since the latter is larger, it will show more information for those who want a synthetic (but complete) overview of their night!
It is currently available in two versions. The first shows a mini pill (for one a reminder discreet). The second one is a bit more detailed with a clock display.
Always on screen for iPhone 14 Pro
With the latest beta version of iOS 16.2, devices can finally work like on Android, where it is possible to customize this feature of the always-on screen to the maximum, even in most cases. the number of always-on elements is often limited to a clock and a few widgets. Now it will be possible to do turn off wallpaper and notificationsjust to show the time… and widgets.
The Freeform app was shown off at WWDC, but wasn’t part of the iOS 16 arsenal at launch (nor was iPadOS 16.1 and the first version of macOS Ventura released on October 24). This collaborative digital tablet debuts with the first beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1..
To take advantage of this, it is enough to run the appropriate program on each platform. This was a new feature for Apple
designed to facilitate teamwork and bring your group’s ideas to life. Plan projects, collect your sources of inspiration, think of several or draw together. Also share files and embed URLs, documents, videos or audio content.
New Custom mode for accessibility
According to our American colleagues, the beta hides a major overhaul in terms of accessibility features with customized mode. has a nice code name
Claritywill replace the latter Springboard with the current (which is iOS’s main interface) clearer and more streamlined version.
It’s not available in the current beta, but it should be as it isAccessibility option to make iPhone and iPad interface more user-friendly. Apple describes it internally
A customizable and simplified way to use your iPhone and iPad. This new mode should work similarly to the current guided mode, but will allow system navigation with certain limitations.
So it will be possible select items such as a larger text user interface, available apps on the home screen, authorized contacts or even access to certain buttons. A password can be set to prevent others from changing these settings. Three clicks you’ll be able to quickly toggle special accessibility mode on and off by pressing the side button (or home button).
FORM OF ADDRESS YOU CHOOSE: NOT, FEMALE, MALE OR NEUTRAL!
iOS 16 introduced a new option to be able to chat with your iPhone or iPad using the preferred form of address. To do this, go to Settings app > General > Languages & regions > Address form. Indeed, it is suggested to select the gender from which you want to receive communication from the iPhone: “Undefined”, “Female”, “Male”, “Neutral”.
Depending on the choice, iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 will match messages or alerts, and select queues and deals that are going well.. Note that since the last beta versions, a new button has appeared that offers to extend the sharing of the address form to applications. share certain information about their gender identity (we can probably think of pre-filled forms in Safari, in any case there is an option to delete any record if we want).
STOCK APP: THREE NEW WIDGETS ON THE LOCK SCREEN!
It is possible to do this in the latest beta versions Choose from three types of widgets related to the Stocks app : watchlist, symbol (two sizes) or graph. Clicking on the widget takes you to the full app and highlighted value page.
Only the largest version will allow you to follow three values - in all cases with a small arrow indicating whether the price is increasing or not. The chart adjusts to each day’s fluctuations. Note that the data comes from Yahoo Finance!
Live Activities: MORE UPDATES COMING
With iOS 16.2, Apple will allow users to choose whether they want to update Live Actions more often. Despite everything, this possibility has not yet been activated, but according to our American colleagues, a detailed reading of the code confirms that when this option is available, Live Actions will be able to receive updates at shorter intervals to display more information in real-time.
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