Apple unveils an all-new Lock Screen experience and new ways to share and communicate in iOS 16

Apple today unveiled iOS 16, which includes the most significant update to the Lock Screen in the company's history, as well as new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that will transform how iPhone owners interact with their devices.

iOS 16 offers iCloud Shared Photo Library, which allows users to easily share a collection of photos with family, as well as tweaks to Messages and Mail, which make it easier to keep in touch, and substantial improvements to Live Text and Visual Look Up.

Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, said, "iOS 16 is a substantial release with enhancements that will revolutionise the way you enjoy iPhone."

"We've reinvented how the Lock Screen looks and functions with exciting new features that make it more personal and useful," says Apple.

"We've also launched iCloud Shared Photo Library for families and streamlined communication through Messages."

A Personalized Lock Screen Experience

Focus is more powerful, easier to set up, and now connects to the Lock Screen, offering users a way to tie a Lock Screen wallpaper and widgets to a particular Focus.

One Place for Family Photos with iCloud Shared Photo Library

Users can edit or recall recently sent messages, recover recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later

New Tools for Mail Now users can schedule emails ahead of time and are even given a moment to cancel delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox.

Live Text uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in images across iOS, and it is now expanding to include video.

The Next Generation of CarPlay CarPlay has fundamentally changed the way people interact with their vehicles, and the next generation of CarPlay goes even further by deeply integrating with a car’s hardware.

Wallet Adds Apple Pay Later, Order Tracking, and Other Features