Apple recently announced new iOS update that is iOS 15 that brings out advanced features for better enhancement of iPhones. iOS 15 focuses on connecting multiple users to explore advanced technology at same time. The new on-device technology of Apple that includes Facetime, SharePlay, new Focus features to reduce distraction, new notifications experience, Weather, Map and many more.
So lets explore more on iOS features.
Next Level Features of iOS 15
Apple introducing new features in each iOS updates as always been astonishing. So Apple yet again dazzled some stunning features. To begin with FaceTime. Apple had introduced Facetime feature a while ago in iMacs. iOS 15 makes FaceTime calls more natural, introduces SharePlay feature where you can connect to friends and family for amazing shared experiences which might include any TV shows or listening to Music together. Watching TV shows together just on a call, isn’t that amazing. It sure is. The big fact is that you can connect to FaceTime calls using Android and Windows devices as well. With spatial audio, voices in a FaceTime calls sound more realistic, making it feel like the sound coming right from the person positioned on the screen and not just that it also supports new microphone modes which helps to separate the your voice from background noises, we can proudly say technology as come far far way.
Apple developers had spent a lot of time in enhancing FaceTime calls, as it also provides Portrait mode which is designed specifically for video calls, so you can blur your background and just focus on person. FaceTime calls are end-to-end encrypted, so no need to worry about Privacy after all Privacy thats iPhone.
So what is this SharePlay, and what does it do?
You can share experiences using SharePlay while connecting with friends/family on FaceTime calls, including listening to songs together with Apple Music, watching TV shows or a movie in sync, and also screen share to view apps together, a better alternative for zoom but unless everyone as an iPhone. SharePlay is supported on iPhone, iPad and Macs. SharePlay even extends to Apple TV, enabling to share experience on big screen. SharePlay as integrated apps that includes Disney+, ESPN+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Pluto TV and many more. FaceTime also supports third-party apps, so you can join a FaceTime call from your browser on Android and Windows devices.
iOS 15 also makes sure to reduce your distraction while on work. Now what is this about?
iOS 15 brings up a powerful feature Focus, this filters notifications and apps based on your focus. You can customize your Focus using on-device intelligence to suggest which people and apps are allowed to notify you. So using the custom Focus like DND, Personal, Work or Sleep you can reduce your distraction. When Focus is enabled it blocks incoming notifications, this automatically displays user is not reachable to others via Message.
Development in Notifications
Apple as even focused on minor parts related to notification, Notifications have been redesigned: adding contact photos for people and larger icons for apps that make them even easier to identify. With help of on-device intelligence, notifications are arranged by priority, with the most relevant notifications rising to the top, and based recent interactions with apps. You are free to mute any notification for next hour or also for a day. Urgent notification will be delivered quickly, so important messages will not end up in the summary.
New outfits are available now, so you can choose outfits for your Memoji and express yourself with new stickers. Represent your look and style with multicolor headwear. And accessibility customizations now include cochlear implants, oxygen tubes, and soft helmets.
Privacy is iPhone, we all can’t deny the fact that Apple keeps the user information secured. What are the Privacy steps that iOS15 will take care. In iOS 15 the Privacy report, shows you the personal data each app you installed is collecting. It depends on you to whom you allow to share the data with, Apple does notifies and alerts you.
Mail Privacy Protection stops senders from learning whether an email has been opened, and it also hides IP address, making sure that senders can’t learn your location or any information. App Privacy Report offers an overview of how apps use the access that has been granted to location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts in the last seven days, and which other domains are contacted. iOS 15 also keeps Facetime calls information protected.
Some Advanced Additional Features of iOS 15
Apple Maps unleashes a beautiful 3D look to explore the area, making the navigation and exploration of cities becomes more realistic and colorful details. Weather is redesigned with full-screen maps, more graphical displays of data and dynamic layouts that change based on conditions. Beautifully redesigned animated backgrounds more accurately reflect the sun’s position and precipitation. With iOS 15, Maps generates a highly accurate position to deliver detailed walking directions in AR(augmented reality).
Safari is redesigned with addition of a new tab bar and Tab Groups for better browsing experience. This new tab bar is compact and lightweight, and floats at the bottom of the screen, so you can easily switch between multiple tabs. Tab Groups allow users to save tabs and easily access them at any time across iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Apple Wallet adds support for home keys and ID cards, and browsing the internet with Safari. This keys are used to unlock your home, office, or even a hotel room, all through keys stored in Wallet.
iCloud+ includes new features that are: Hide My Email, expanded HomeKit Secure Video support, and an innovative new internet privacy service, iCloud Private Relay, at no additional cost.
iCloud+ plans can be shared with people in the same Family Sharing group, so everyone can enjoy the new features and storage. With new features of VoiceOver it enable you to explore more about the people, text, data, and objects within images. With this on-device intelligence Sound Actions customizes Switch Control to work with mouth sounds, and users can now customize display and text size on an app-by-app basis.
The Health app helps you to share your health data with family or a care team that trends to focus attention in heath metrics. During the latest Spring Loaded Event of Apple, Apple introduced to Airtag, to track down things with help of Find My App. Find My introduces new capabilities to help locate a device that has been turned off or erased, as well as live-streaming locations for family and friends who choose to share their location.
Apple is been challenging itself with every iOS update. It as come a long way now with its latest iOS 15 powered by stunning features. It may be FaceTime, Weather, Maps, Focus and many more. The developer preview of iOS 15 is available to Apple Developer Program members at starting today, and a public beta will be available to iOS users next month at Beta Apple. New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.
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