iOS 10: Everything You Need To Know

The launch of Apple’s latest operating system, the iOS 10 has been receiving mixed reviews since its debut, with countless users having to deal with their Apple devices getting bricked when trying to install the update.

Faced with serious installation issues, Apple encouraged users to take a backup of their data before attempting to update to the new system. The tech company issued a statement saying, “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability, the problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers.” However, those who were ultimately successful in installing the update, praised the new system and had Twitter buzzing with tweets like “I’m genuinely enjoying #iOS10, it’s actually an improvement for once” (@ArrowsAblaze). On a more technical note, here’s the low down on all the new features that you can now make use of with the iOS 10.

iOS 10

Home Screen

At first glance you will notice that the lack of the ‘slide to unlock’ button. Instead you can now either swipe left or right to get to your camera or other widgets respectively, and holding your finger on the Home button will unlock your phone. You can also check your notifications by simply lifting your phone, which lights up the screen. The addition of rich notifications, now allows you to access apps without actually opening them.

iMessage

For all those who enjoy interactive messaging applications, Apple has tweaked iMessage in a major way, to provide a more fun messaging experience. Now sending a message is a lot more immersive as the app lets you choose from a wide range of effects that are displayed all over your screen, choose from confetti, fireworks, invisible ink and others. You can also select from an array of stickers and animated images that can be placed anywhere in a conversation.

Apple Photos

An added Memories tab in the Photos app now collects your images and creates automatic albums based on either places or people. This is all done internally on your phone, without having to upload anything to Apple’s servers.

Security

Apple has always prided itself in its security system and the new OS has taken a step further to protect you against vulnerabilities that you probably did not know you could be subject to with the earlier systems.

Siri

The trusty personal assistant Siri has been upgraded as well and it is now plugged into your third party apps like Uber, allowing you to simply ask Siri, book me an Uber to this destination.

Home Application

Apple has also added a new Home application that allows you to control all your HomeKit devices right from your remote device. So if you are worrying about having left the lights on at home, you can easily check into the app and toggle it on or off from from your location.

Default Applications

Users can now happily delete all those pre-installed and unwanted applications, such as the Stocks, Compass and Weather apps. Thus helping you free up space and rid your phone of useless clutter.

While the launch of the iOS 10 was riddled with problems, the addition of so many new features make it an update worth installing.

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by techtalks @TechTalks September 14, 2016 8:51 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi