Apple released iOS 16 for the newly-launched iPhone 14 Series along with select older iPhone models this Week. The Cupertino giant now claims to have released iOS 16.0.1 exclusively for the iPhone 14 series. This update will fix bugs that could impact activation or migration of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple recently released iOS 16.1 beta 1 for registered developers. Next month could see the stable update. Starting September 16, the new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are available to purchase.
9to5Mac reports that Apple released iOS 16.0.1 for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, just days after iOS 16 was released on Monday, September 12. According to 9to5Mac, the iOS 16.0.1 update for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models has been released. This is just days after iOS 16’s release on Monday, September 12. According to reports, the update fixes problems with photos appearing soft when zoomed in landscape mode on iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is also believed that the update will fix bugs that prevent single-sign-on apps for enterprises from authenticating.
The most recent update may be available for installation when setting up the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro models.
Apple has released iOS 16.1 beta 1 to iPhone on Wednesday, with improvements to the existing features. This update adds a status bar indicator to show the battery percentage for all iPhone models. It also allows users to delete the Apple Wallet app. This update adds support for Matter smart home accessories as well as a Clean Energy Charging mode. It is available for registered users, and a stable update could come out next month.
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iOS 16.1 Beta Improves Battery Charging for Older Models, Clean Electric Charging Added
Apple has released iOS 16.1 beta. It brings improvements to existing features, adds new features and expands on features promised at the WWDC 2022 developer conference back in June. The following features are still in beta and may not be available in the final iOS 16.1 release. The 16.1 beta 1 update is available only to registered developers. The stable update may be available next month.
It is worth noting, that the iOS 16.1 update, according to XDA developers, will cause a break in the software update mechanism. Regular users should not try it until Apple fixes it.
Here are some new features and changes in iOS 16.1
Indicator of Battery Percentage
Apple finally added the status bar indicator for battery percentage to all iPhone models, including the iPhone XR and iPhone 11. An earlier report failed to explain why this long-awaited feature didn’t reach older devices. It is still not clear why. These devices now have the battery percentage feature in iOS 16.1 beta 1.
MacRumours has confirmed that the latest beta supports the indicator on older models. With the release of the iPhone X, the percentage indicator was removed. The display notch houses the TrueDepth sensor that is required to unlock iPhone models using Apple’s Face ID 3D facial authentication system. Apple has partially addressed the problem with the new Dynamic Islands for the iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone Pro Max models. This software feature displays notifications by creating an animated bubble that wraps around the TrueDepth camera. It changes shape according to the content or notification. The battery percentage display, which is available on all iPhone 14 Plus models, has been a long-awaited feature.
Matter, a new standard for smart homes, aims to connect all types of devices across different brands and platforms, including Apple, Samsung and Google. We have finally seen Apple support Matter compatible accessories in the iOS 16.1 beta1 release notes. The initial stages of everything are still in progress. This includes the ability to pair Matter accessories with Apple Home. Future releases will likely bring more updates.
Clean Energy Charging
Before the launch of iOS 16, Clean Energy Charging was a new concept. Apple stated that the “aims to reduce the carbon footprint of iPhones by optimizing charging times when the grid uses cleaner energy sources”. The toggle is a faster way to charge your iPhone but it will not be available outside the US. The toggle will be available in the Settings app under the Battery section.
Apple Wallet can also be deleted
9to5Mac first reported that iOS 16.1 beta 1 allows users to delete the Wallet application. Indian users who cannot use the Wallet app to save passes or tickets can benefit from this. This is also supported by third-party apps. Apple Pay is yet to arrive in India so users of iOS 16.1 will be able uninstall the app completely.
Live Activities, minor changes
As part of the beta, the Live Activities API has been added. This API will allow developers to implement support for Apple’s Live Activities notifications. These notifications appear at the bottom the lock screen and display information about live activities like navigation routes, food delivery, ride-sharing details, and more. A new icon has been added that displays the icon for connected headphones rather than the AirPlay icon. The menu for saving and deleting screenshots has been slightly modified to include icons next each option. You can personalize the lock screen even faster by tapping the lock screen and holding it.