Unveiled earlier this summer at WWDC 2016, iOS 10 is anticipated as the most significant iOS revamp since the company overhauled its mobile design with iOS 7 in 2013. iOS 10 — the 10th major revision to the iPhone and iPad operating system will have common-sense changes that might be weird at first. But you'll eventually find they're big improvements.
The best boasting changes in iOS 10 will be available?
Although some people had problems with iOS 10 when it first came out earlier last week, Apple has smoothed everything out now. And there are plenty of new features, hidden functionalities, and third-party app integrations available for you to explore in iOS 10. Learn 10 big changes packed with iOS 10 below, and see how to make use of them on your iPhone/iPad.
1. Allows users to delete Apple's own apps
iOS 10 will let you delete stock apps like Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts (only from the iPhone), FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Music, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, watch app, and Weather, all of that you delete them just as you would delete any other app (press and hold on the app until it begins to jiggle, tap the X on the app followed by Remove, and then press the Home button to complete the process.)
Considering that many users don't use all Apple default apps and deleting them also makes iPhone faster, this feature is really useful. Especially for movie lovers, they can free up iPhone space for storing more media files, even 4K videos.
2. Redesigned Lock Screen
Another impressive merit of iOS 10 is it features a new lock screen and home screen experience. It enables quick interaction with apps and expanded use of 3D touch. The new version includes a "raise to wake" feature for a user to wake up his phone just by lifting it up.
3. Siri opens up to third-party developers
Siri is now opening to third-party apps, including some of users' favorite apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, Uber, etc. You can ask it to use WeChat to send a message to someone like "I'll be there in 10 minutes", or ask it to summon a ride through Uber, send money to a friend via Alipay, etc. Now there are Slack, WeChat, and WhatsApp for communication, Uber, Didi in China, Runtastic, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, and Skype that support Siri.
4. Photos App Improvements
Photos, meanwhile, is also getting smarter with facial recognition. Apple is also applying deep learning to object and scene recognition. Also, new features like adjusting photo's specific parts brightness or other parameters is added into the new iOS 10.
5. Redesigned Apple Music App
iOS 10 also redesigns the Apple Music App with a more intuitive interface. The modified Apple Music app is featuring a black-and-white background and add new "Browse" and "For You" options. Apple Music, meanwhile, has been redesigned from the "ground up," Cue said. The app has new tabs that are easier to use, and it displays lyrics for songs and a daily curated playlist in the "for you" tab. Cue noted that the service now has 15 million paying subscribers.
6. Standalone HomeKit App 'Home'
iOS 10 introduced a new app for HomeKit called "Home." It is designed to allow users to control all your smart home devices and other non-traditional devices from one central hub. Users can use it to communicate with a wide variety of external devices and collate their data, so they can easily check which accessory you want to turn on, turn off, or adjust without actually operating it.
7. Smarter Maps App
In iOS 10 Maps, you can search along the route to check what's around the corner and easily find the closest places for gas, food, or coffee and tell you how much time needed to get there. The navigation interface is sleeker and provides more traffic information. The updated version will be available on CarPlay, and Maps will be open to third-party developers. A user, for instance, should be able to search for a restaurant using OpenTable and then book a ride there with Uber.
8. Better Security System
Apple is going to build 'Rootless' security system in iOS 10, which makes it impossible to jailbreak the new operating system.
9. iCloud Voicemail
iOS 10 makes it possible to allow Siri to speak to your callers directly and transcribe voicemail messages into text stored in the iCloud. Thus let users quickly glance at the voicemail messages rather than listening to them.
10. Emojifiable Messages
The Message app has also been revamped, with rich links and "invisible ink" that reveals a message once you slide your finger across a bubble. The new app will suggest emojis to add and highlight words that could be turned into emojis. It also supports handwritten messages. you can also change the message bubble effects, send fireballs, heartbeats, sketches, and more; send a message or photo remaining invisible and reveal it simply by swiping it; say things like "Congratulations" with animations filling the whole screen. Third-party developers can build apps to use inside of the Messages, and users will have an "app drawer" of apps they want to use in it.
So, do you eager to explore these new features of iOS 10 urgently?
Note: Only the following devices will be compatible with iOS 10:
- iPad 4th gen
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6th gen
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6s/6s Plus
This means the end of the road for the following iOS 9-compatible hardware:
- iPad 2
- iPad 3rd gen
- iPad mini
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch 5th gen
Updated: iPhone iPad users who installing iOS 10 over the air report a major iOS 10 update problem and have their iOS devices bricked by the update with an error message noting the iDevice are put into recovery mode. So be sure to backup iPhone or iPad before updating.
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5. Or you are able to right-click and save these media files on new iOS 10 device to free up iPhone space by temporarily deleting the media files and then restore them from the backup. Make a good preparation for iOS 10 upgrade.
Supported Apple Devices and iOS Versions
iPhone: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 3GS
iPad: iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod: iPod Touch 6, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch
iOS: iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10
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