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7 Hidden iOS 16 Features That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

With this information you will come to know about latest seven hidden iOS 16 features including edit messages, new customize lock and more.

By Radhika

Updated on 28-09-2022

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Recently, Apple updated its mobile software just a week after the arrival of iOS 16 on the market. Besides, this time the latest update provides you with some features, including the ability to unsend and edit text messages, a newly customizable lock screen, and even the ability to remove people, pets, or objects from your photos. Moreover, you can take these features as an introduction to what’s new and latest in iOS 16. It is so because, as per rumors, more new features are about to come, and you even possess the ability to change your iPhone using style. 

Furthermore, following the downward information can help you the best if you are willing to know about the newly iOS 16 features. Such as easily accessible Wi-Fi passwords, Apple maps, password-protected photo albums, and more. Adding on, in the downward information, you will find the newly seven differently hidden iOS 16 features that will improve your using iPhones regularly. 

Seven Newly & Hidden iOS 16 Features-

1. Pair Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons With Your iPhone.

This newly paired Nintendo switch joy-cons with your iPhone feature introduced by iOS 16 permits you to pair with third-party controllers. And these are Xbox Core Controller and the PS5 Sony Dual Sense, which you can connect to your iPhone and iPad. As a result, you can play mobile video games more conveniently. Such as Apple Arcade library, Call of Duty, and Minecraft. Moreover, it allows you to add another console controller to that list to enjoy more options. 

Furthermore, having a Nintendo Switch allows you to pair your Joy-Con controllers to your iPhone or iPad running iOS 16. While proceeding, press the black pairing button, which you can see on the Joy-Con. Remember, press it until the green lights start turning back and forth. As a result, you will find the device in pairing mode. Once you are done, open your iPhone and visit the Settings > Bluetooth options. And then, select the Joy-Con from the list and reapply the same steps with the other Joy-Con, if needed.

2. Hidden And Recently Deleted Albums Are Now Password Protected.

Hidden images

With the help of this password-protected hidden and recently deleted albums feature, you can find hidden albums in the Photos app. Besides, you will also get the option to hide private videos and photos. However, usually, Apple does not give the option to hide photos and videos. But this time, iOS 16 makes it possible to lock the hidden album with the help of password protection. And while processing, jump on to the Albums tab, which you can see at the bottom of the screen. After that, scroll down and go to Hidden and Recently Deleted albums options. Furthermore, you need to use a Face ID or passcode to view the contents of those albums. 

3. View And Share Saved Wi-Fi Passwords.

View and share

This view and share of saved Wi-Fi passwords probably allow its iOS 16 users to share Wi-Fi passwords. But remember, your Apple devices should be placed near each other while sharing. Suppose it didn’t work automatically, search out the password from your settings. Moreover, it would help if you remembered the password to share a saved Wi-Fi password. Such as with an Android or desktop user. 

Furthermore, while proceeding, reach Settings and go to the Wi-Fi, then tap the tiny information icon. You can easily find it on the network's right, for which you want the password. And to view the network password, click the Password section and then either use your Face ID or enter your passcode. Once you are done, click the Copy option, so you can copy the password and share it. 

4. Find And Remove Duplicate Photos And Videos.

F & R duplicate

Suppose you save the photos or download a video more than one time. And doing this usually results in duplicates littering up your photo album. Moreover, you won’t face this problem if you have empty storage. But if you are running out of space, you can fix it by smoothly removing every single duplicate with iOS 16. Furthermore, to proceed, visit the Photos > Albums options. 

After that, a new Duplicates album under untitled will appear on your screen. Remember, using Apple scans through your photos or videos shows you that you have saved more than once in that album. And from here onwards, you can either delete any duplicates or press the Merge option. Doing so will only keep the photos of the highest quality, and then you can move the others to the trash.    

5. Copy And Paste Photo And Video Edits.

C & P photos

This copy and paste photos and video edits feature can help you only if you use the editor tool in the Photos app. Also, this feature allows you to copy and paste edits between photos with the touch of saturation, contrast, and brightness. Moreover, suppose you edit one photo or video. In that case, you can even paste those same exact edits to any other photo or video in your device's camera.

Furthermore, to run this, go to the Photos app and open a photo edited in full-screen. After that, click on the three-dot menu, which you can see in the top-right corner, and then click the Copy Edits option. As a result, you will see the option appearing if the photo has been edited within Photos, not any third-party photo editor. Lastly, jump onto the photo you want to copy these edits over to. And then, tap on the three-dot menu and click on the Paste Edits option. After a while, it is also necessary to see the photo edits appearing on your screen. 

6. Bring Haptic Feedback To Your Keyboard.

Haptic feedback

The 'brings haptic feedback to the keyboard' feature brings ease whenever you attempt to delete an app from your home screen. Also, while entering the incorrect password on your lock screen. However, until now, this haptic feedback has never been available for the stock iOS 16 keyboard. Moreover, to launch this feature, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard Feedback and toggle on Haptic. As a result, you will get the sound option you see, such as the loud and annoying clicking sound you might hear when you type in something and your phone.

7. Pin Your Favorite Tabs In Safari.

As you know, Safari caps your open tabs at 500 is the limit. But exceeding that limit might put you in trouble while looking for an exact tab. But, with the help of pinning your favorite tabs in Safari makes it easier for you to scroll endlessly. Also, it makes it easy to find the exact tab among the 500. Moreover, to pin the Safari, go to Safari, press down on an open account, and hit the Pin Tab. Furthermore, doing this will result in moving that tab to the top of Safari, where it will exist as a tiny tab preview.

After that, you need to permanently pin it there, which you can tap to view. Remember, pressing down and unpinning a tab will move it to first in your grid of open tabs. And that's how installing the iOS 16 can help you regarding this and by the above-given features. 

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