The Apple IOS 16 update has been one of the most packed upgrades to the IOS system that we have seen in years. We want to break down what we think are the best parts of this update, and the key features we think you should be making the most of.

Our Seven Favourite Features From The Apple IOS 16 update

After a while of using the latest update, we have decided that there are seven key features we think any iPhone owner should be using.

Edit And Delete Texts – Most of us are guilty of accidentally sending a text to the wrong person or wishing we had said something differently. With iOS 16, users can edit or recall a text up to fifteen minutes after sending it, recover recently deleted messages for up to thirty days, and mark conversations as unread to come back to them later.

Introducing Safety Check – In an effort to combat the dangers of domestic violence, Apple’s Safety Check is a new feature intended to be helpful for people in toxic relationships and allows users to activate an emergency reset. The concept is to provide a way for users to “lock out” their abuser from accessing their personal data. 

Health App Upgrades – While many Apple users love the Health app, iOS 16 added a new section called Medications. Designed to allow users to conveniently build and manage a medications list, create schedules and reminders, and log and track their medications, vitamins, or supplements with custom visuals, interactive charts will also help users keep track of when they’ve taken their medications. 

Personalised Lock Screen –With iOS 16, users will be able to change the look of the date and time with aesthetic design styles and colour choices, and add new widgets such as upcoming calendar events, the weather, battery levels, alarms, time zones and more. 

Visual Lookup Enhancements – With the introduction of visual lookup to iOS 15, users could use information in their photos to track down information about them on the internet, such as identifying plant species, dog breeds and even local landmarks. Now, iOS 16 takes Visual Lookup one step further by tapping and holding on the subject of an image to lift it from the background and place it in apps like Messages. Users can even use this for plant identification.

Live Activities – This IOS feature allows users to keep track of live activities in real-time. This could include sports games, food delivery, waiting for a ride share, workouts, and much more.

Smarter Wallet – Apple Pay didn’t just make life easier by letting you pay with your phone, it has now also made it easier for you to keep track of payments and receipts thanks to the new update.

Since the update has launched, anyone with an iPhone 8 or newer will be able to update to iOS 16. Unfortunately, those of you who have an iPhone 7 or older, then you’re out of luck. Thankfully, for those in need of an iPhone upgrade but who don’t want to spend a small fortune on a new handset, the team at SOS Phone Repairs offers a solution.


Talk Tech With The Professionals

SOS Phone Repairs are specialists in high-quality, cost-effective phone repairs, tablet repairs, and PC repairs, all backed with a six-month warranty. Founded in 2015 in Coffs Harbour and now with over twenty-two outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remain the same: people and phones. 

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, SOS Phone Repairs stocks a wide variety of refurbished phones at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one. While each has been carefully restored to perform at their best, all refurbished smartphones purchased through SOS also come with a twelve-month warranty and can be purchased at any of our store locations.  

If you are on the hunt for a quote, diagnostic, or even just some good old fashioned, friendly advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call today at SOS Phone Repairs.