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  • Kyle Chua

You Can Now Download iOS 16, watchOS 9

Apple has today released the latest software update for iPhone, iOS 16, to the public, which adds a ton of new features and functions.

Credit: Apple

Perhaps the most exciting additions are the new options to customise the Lock Screen. The update lets you set different typefaces and accent colours of the clock and the date to better match your wallpaper. You can even set various widgets like Calendar, Weather, Activity rings and more on the Lock Screen to make them even more accessible. You can also now create multiple lock screens and tie them to your focus modes or have them cycle throughout the day.

What's more, Messages are getting a couple of nifty features, including the ability to edit messages within 15 minutes of sending them. Alternatively, you can undo messages you sent up to two minutes ago. Plus, you can now mark conversations as unread so that you can remember to return to them later.

Other worthwhile features include Dictation for hands-free communication, multi-stop routes in Apple maps and the option to toggle keyboard haptics, among a number of others.

You can download and install the update by opening your Settings app and tapping General. Once you're there, tap on Software and then update. If you have automatic updates turned on, you'll probably just receive a notification that the necessary files have been downloaded and your device needs to restart.

All models of the recently announced iPhone 14 lineup ship with iOS 16 out of the box.

Credit: Apple

Alongside iOS 16, Apple also rolled out watchOS 9 for Apple Watch devices. The update adds new Watch Faces, new training experiences for the Workout app and detailed sleep tracking, to name a few examples. It's available on Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models. Also released today are iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7 and tvOS 16.

  • Apple has today released the latest software update for iPhone, iOS 16, to the public.

  • The update adds a range of new options for you to customise the Lock Screen, including the ability set different typefaces and accent colours to match your wallpaper.

  • iOS 16 is available on iPhone 8 or newer iPhone models.

  • Alongside it, Apple also released watchOS 9, iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7 and tvOS 16.

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