With the latest software upgrade now available to most users, Apple IOS 16 has been celebrated for its ability to customise how we use our smartphones.

Since its initial release in 2007, the features of the globally celebrated iPhone have certainly come a long way. Regarded as the first of its kind, improvements to the initial model will often include upgrades to screen sizes, waterproofing, and many more accessibility features.

Instead of being forced to shell out on a new model each time Apple releases one, the beauty of this brand is that consumers can often tap into the latest benefits via a simple upgrade to their operating system.

As a result, the iPhone Operating System – otherwise known as iOS – receives regular updates to ensure that Apple remains at the forefront of innovation and that the brand’s legion of loyal fans stay engaged with the products. The latest offering, Apple iOS 16, can arguably be dubbed one of the best.

Five Key Features To Try In Apple iOS 16

According to Apple themselves, iOS 16 enhances the iPhone with all-new personalisation features, deeper intelligence, and more seamless ways to communicate and share. It would seem that the brand’s developers and designers have come to realise the power of personalisation, and have aimed to include features that empower users to tweak their iPhone’s look and feel to a way that best fits in with their lifestyle and personal preferences.

Although it was released back in September, the silly season is a timely reminder that it’s in the best interest of everyone with an iPhone capable of running it to get the update. For those who haven’t done so, Apple iOS 16 offers some impressive new features that tick all the right boxes.


Introducing Passkeys – As a new feature, passkeys are end‑to‑end encrypted and sync across Apple devices through the iCloud Keychain password manager. Among the benefits, Apple’s solution to obliterate the password makes it hard for you to become a victim of phishing and keeps your credentials safe from website leaks and potential cyber security breaches.


Custom Lock Screens – As one of the most touted new additions to Apple iOS 16, users will be able to change the look of the date and time with expressive type styles and colour choices, and add new widgets such as upcoming calendar events, the weather, battery levels, alarms and time zones, with the ability to switch between designs as well.


More Focus Modes – Back in the day, the only real options to eliminate distractions from your iPhone was to either put it on silent, or do not disturb. With Apple iOS 16, upgrades have been given to Focus Mode to allow users to set up individual profiles with separate settings. This way, you can set up different modes for work, sleep or even downtime.


Share Your Photo Library – As another newer addition, the existing iCloud system has received a few extra tweaks to make sharing photos and videos easier. Now, users can share a separate iCloud photo library with up to five other people. If you want to keep some items to yourself, use setup tools to contribute specific photos based on start date or people.


New Text Features – Are you guilty of sending a text message to the wrong person? With Apple iOS 16, you can edit a message for up to fifteen minutes after sending it, and even unsend a message for up to two minutes after you’ve hit the send button. When you’re on the go, users can now also mark texts as unread if they’re busy and want to return to it later.

To install iOS 16, you’ll need an iPhone 8 or later, which essentially covers any iPhone released from 2017 and beyond. Unfortunately, all iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models can’t upgrade to iOS 16, and nor can the original iPhone SE. With Christmas just around the corner, for those in need of an iPhone upgrade but don’t want to spend a small fortune on a new handset, the team at SOS Phone Repairs offers a solution.


Talk Tech Upgrades 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 sixteen outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remain the same: people and phones.

Whether it’s to get a few more years out of your trusted iPhone, to fix one up to sell, or to repurpose an old one as a gift, repairing a smartphone might just be easier and cheaper than you think. However, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, SOS Phone Repairs also stocks a wide variety of refurbished handsets at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one.

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





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