Apple plans to release iOS 16.2 in December, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in a report about the update enabling 5G support in India. This update is still in beta testing right now, and many new features and changes have been discovered.
iOS 16.2 introduces many new features, including Apple’s new Freeform whiteboard application, a new lock screen widget for sleep and medicine, the ability to hide wallpaper and display on the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on screen, Live Service Repair, a new Home application. walking, and others.
iOS 16.2 includes Apple’s new Freeform digital whiteboard app on the iPhone. The app offers an endless canvas where you can draw and insert sticky notes, text boxes, forms, photos, videos, links, PDFs and more.
The app is also available on iPad and Mac, and you can communicate with others directly through FaceTime and iMessage. Freeform is more useful on the iPad given that the device supports the Apple Pencil, but you can still use the capacitive stylus on the iPhone.
Two new lock screen apps
There are two new lock screen widgets for Sleep and Medicine in iOS 16.2. With the sleep widget, you can view your latest sleep time and sleep status, while the medication widget gives you quick access to your medication regimen. Always new display options
Starting with iOS 16.2, you can hide the wallpaper in notification and always-on mode on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. As a result, the lock screen has a solid black look, which is smaller and always in the same mode as Android. The new “Show Wallpaper” and “Show Display” toggles are in the Settings app under Display & Brightness → Always On.
Live Events – Score games from the Apple TV app
iOS 16.2 adds Live streaming support for sports scores from the Apple TV app. This feature allows iPhone users to view multiple MLB, NBA and Premier League games in a preview on the lock screen and on the powerful island on the iPhone 14 Pro model.
For example, during Premier League games, the island displays an updated scoreboard with the number of goals scored by each club. When you long press, the dynamic island expands to show the elapsed time and game-by-game action. When the iPhone 14 Pro is locked and on all other iPhone models, this icon is displayed on the lock screen banner. To test this feature with an iPhone in iOS 16.2 beta, open the TV app and tap the “Follow” button for a supported game. Apple said the feature is available for NBA and Premier League games for users in the US and Canada, and for MLB games for users in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Australia. Brazil, Mexico, Japan and South Korea.
Live Events – Frequent updates
Live Services will update more frequently in iOS 16.2 when the new “Continuous Updates” option is enabled, allowing users to check the latest information, but Apple warns that this setting can drain the battery Your iPhone is fast.
It’s not clear what the refresh period is for Live Services right now, but the new option will be fast, which will be useful for tracking the arrival of an Uber car or the Starbucks delivery system once these apps support the feature. New application design for home
After updating to iOS 16.2 and opening the Home app, update the app to the new architecture below. Apple says the new architecture improves app performance, efficiency and reliability for controlling smart home devices. This comes after the Home app added support for the Matter app in iOS 16.1.
Report an SOS emergency call
If you accidentally trigger an SOS emergency call, iOS 16.2 lets you report the incident to Apple and share the iPhone’s discovery.
5G in India
iOS 16.2 will enable support for 5G networks in India on iPhone 12 and later, starting with carriers Airtel and Reliance Jio.