New features we wish Apple would add to iOS 16 and all future iPhones

New features we wish Apple would add to iOS 16 and all future iPhones

Apple will announce the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 16 at WWDC 2022tonight.

Weather iPhone’s have been really good for quite some time, they lack some feature sets that make the iPhone experience a bit jarring considering Apple positions the iPhone as β€œTHE” smartphone to have. What makes things even more jarring is the fact that several Android devices, which are actually cheaper than the iPhone, have those features. We take a look at some features that we hope Apple has added to iOS 16 or is at least planning to add in the future. Flexibility with default appsThis is the one thing about the Apple ecosystem that really turns a lot of people off. Yes, you can download alternative apps, but there is no way to use those downloaded apps as the default option. The one exception to this is setting a default browser app and default mail app on an iPhone to other than Safari and Mail. We’d love to be able to use something like Google Map, on top of Apple Maps, as our default navigation system, especially because in countries like India, Apple Maps is simply not comparable to Google Maps. Yes, you can download and use Google Maps, but the app’s integration with other apps is terrible. Placing apps how we want Another aspect of iOS and iPadOS has been their refusal to allow users to position icons and widgets however they want on the screen. In recent years, Apple has enhanced the home screen with new elements like widgets and the app library. You can have multiple app pages and even include the same app on different home screen pages (which is important if you’re a power user of Focus mode). But when it comes to rearranging app icons on your app page, nothing has changed. Apps are attached to the invisible software magnet at the top left of the screen. So if you only want to keep a couple of apps on a specific home screen page, those apps start to fill the screen from the top left corner. You can’t get them to the bottom of the screen without first filling the top of the page. This makes the larger iPhone much easier to use with one hand. Better widgetsWhen home screen widgets came to iPhone with iOS 14, many of us rejoiced. Widgets fit like a grid anywhere on the home screen. However, the home screen widgets are passive at best. Apart from providing us with visible information, its only ability is to open the same thing in the native app. For example, the Apple Music widget shows the currently playing song. Tapping on the widget takes the user to the Apple Music app. Surely they can add a feature to allow users to switch tracks. iPad Split Screen View to iPhone Pro Max ModelsSince most iPhone Max size models have a large screen real estate, it would make sense for Apple to one day add the option to split the screen into two halves, especially for performing multitask, just like they did with iPadOS. It would be really wonderful to be able to have a web browser open on one side of the phone screen and simultaneously have a messaging app or email app open next to it. It sure would be a great productivity boost. Via: FirstPost


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