4 Annoying iOS 16 Features and How You Can Disable Them


Many of the brand new options in iOS 16 are a welcome boost to Apple’s newest cell working device, particularly the wholly customizable lock display and talent to unsend and edit textual content messages.

Yet, a few of these additions, in addition to older options, are not all the time universally beloved. For instance, Apple did not permit you to delete integrated packages, like Stocks or Books, despite the fact that you by no means used them. Eventually Apple reconsidered this choice, and you’ll be able to now take away any app on iOS, however there are different frustrating options which can be nonetheless right here.

Fortunately, there is a approach to do away with or disable one of the crucial extra demanding options and settings in iOS 16, like the new seek button at the house web page that is simple to by chance faucet and the redesigned notifications that now seem on the backside of your lock display. Here’s how.

And if you wish to be told extra about what iOS 16 has to supply, take a look at those hidden options, like password-protected picture albums, and two new options to be had in Apple Maps.

Stop featured pictures and recollections from stoning up for your iPhone

Apple’s synthetic intelligence is helping floor pictures and movies in more than a few puts throughout your iPhone it thinks you could wish to see, as a pleasant reminder of circle of relatives holidays, couple pictures and vacations — however you won’t all the time need your individual pictures to pop up all of a sudden, particularly if they are non-public, embarrassing or beside the point.

Fortunately with iOS 16, you’ll be able to now save you Featured Photos, in addition to curated collections referred to as Memories, from showing in picture widgets on your own home display and the Search and For You sections in Photos. 

To block those adapted pictures, release the Settings app, cross into Photos and toggle off Show Featured Content. All featured content material will not seem throughout your instrument — as a substitute, it will handiest be to be had on your picture library and albums.

Featured Content disabled on iPhone

Once Show Featured Content is became off, featured pictures and recollections throughout your instrument must disappear.

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Prevent the facet button from by chance finishing your telephone calls

The facet/energy button at the facet of your iPhone lets you briefly sleep and get up your instrument, however when you by chance hit it all the way through a telephone name, you’ll be able to upfront finish your name. If that is one thing you could have encountered previously, iOS 16 after all lets you save you that from going down.

In Settings, cross to Accessibility > Touch and toggle off Lock to End Call to forestall the facet button from finishing your calls. If you do hit the facet button by chance, your display will fall asleep, however you’ll be able to keep for your telephone name, uninterrupted.

Lock to End Call setting on iOS 16

This function is hidden within the Accessibility phase of your settings.

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Remove the quest button from your own home display

The Search function for your iPhone lets you briefly in finding what you are in search of, whether or not it is a textual content message, third-party app, report, be aware and placement — just about the rest for your instrument or on the net. And the most efficient factor concerning the function is that it is simply available from the house display; all you want to do is swipe down anyplace at the display, and it seems that. 

And iOS 16 has added differently to get admission to Search from the house display, by means of a small button proper above your dock. Unfortunately, it is simple to by chance cause, as a result of it is close to the place your thumb may cross while you swipe between your more than a few house pages.

Fortunately, like many new options on iOS 16, this one will also be disabled as smartly. Simply release the Settings app, cross to Home Screen and toggle off Show on Home Screen to take away the quest button from your own home display. The Search bubble must disappear, changed by way of a couple of small dots representing your more than a few house displays.

Search button on home screen of iPhone

Even when you take away the Search button, you’ll be able to nonetheless get admission to the function by way of swiping down from anyplace on your own home display.

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Go again to outdated lock display notifications

Apple’s newest redesign brings widgets, customizable fonts and hues, a wallpaper gallery and stylized date and time to the lock display, in addition to one lost sight of alternate to notifications. Instead of showing on the most sensible of your lock display, notifications now seem on the backside, which you’ll be able to then faucet on to look complete display.

However, now not everybody is also pleased with this modification. If you wish to have to return to how notifications gave the impression on iOS 15, release the Settings utility and cross to Notifications > Display As. You’ll then see 3 choices:

  • Count: Notifications seem as numbered rely on the backside of the display.
  • Stack: Notifications seem in a stack on the backside of the display.
  • List: Notifications seem totally throughout your display.

To return to the outdated notification taste, select the List possibility.

Notifications on the lock screen

You too can pinch the notifications to change between the 3 Display As choices.

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