Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is not normally a place of excitement. While the tech company regularly releases updates throughout the year, at this year’s WWDC, Apple announced some actually useful changes coming to iOS16. In addition to a new lockscreen look, a new MacBook and a few other tweaks, here’s some next and exciting features you can look forward to:
Users can both unsend and edit iMessages in iOS 16
Mistakes happen. We’ve all been there — sometimes it’s an unfortunate typo, sometimes it’s embarrassing personal information to the wrong person. We get it, and thankfully, Apple does, too. The tech company is stepping in to help you out by allowing Apple users to not only edit messages after they’re sent, but also unsend the message altogether. Now, you won’t have to regret sending a message ever again!
Safety Check allows users to disable location and data in abuse relationships
This is perhaps one of the most important features Apple has ever rolled out. Using Safety Check, users can manage app access and passwords, and inform users who has access to their information.
This feature will help people in abusive relationships more easily cut ties to an abusive partner when they are able to leave. Users will be able to review and revoke access for whoever they choose, and it will include apps like Find My, location services, data, contacts and more.
Apple Pay Later will allow users to split bills into four payments
All iOS 16 users can utilize the Fitness app without an Apple Watch
One of the biggest pleasures of owning an Apple Watch is the satisfaction of closing your three daily rings. But now, any iPhone user will be able to partake in the joy. The Fitness app will track your exercise, stand-ups, steps and more all from your iPhone.
The Health app will now feature a medication tracker
Apple seems pretty determined to make your iPhone the only product you need in your life. They’ve added a new feature to track your medication in the Health app. The app allows users to add any drugs they take by either scanning a label on a medication bottle or searching through a list of medicines.
Users can also create custom schedules for each medication they take and receive alerts to remind them when it’s time to take one. Additionally, the app will also alert users (in the U.S. only) if there are any dangerous interactions between the drugs that they take. At a time when laced drugs are a leading cause of death, this new feature could be life-changing.