iOS 16 Wish List: iPhone Features We Hope Apple Debuts at WWDC


An iPhone's start-up screen that reads Hello

Apple is predicted to announce iOS 16 at WWDC, which runs June 6 to ten.

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The subsequent primary model of the iPhone’s tool might be known as iOS 16 and debut at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. Apple is predicted to percentage previews of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9, MacOS and different tool. We’re maximum desirous about the following model of iOS because it most often comprises a couple of spectacular adjustments for the iPhone.

Rumors for iOS 16 are somewhat sparse, which is standard for unreleased Apple tool. So it’ll really be a marvel to look what new iOS options are printed.

The final 3 variations of iOS were equivalent. iOS 15 seems like a riff of iOS 14 which felt like a continuation of iOS 13. Any visible adjustments are ready to be became on-and-off as an alternative of being pressured onto your iPhone. For instance, if you do not like house display widgets or Focus mode, you do not need to make use of them. Even when you decide out of the extra conspicuous adjustments, working iOS 15 brings a host of background enhancements to stay your iPhone working easily and securely. And that might be the case with iOS 16.

iOS 15 has been out for seven months and the running gadget has been somewhat strong with only a few insects. Some options, comparable to Universal Control and SharePlay, took some time to roll out however the whole thing appears to be up and working now. iOS 16 will most probably proceed the place iOS 15 leaves off, including new options to its current design.

But that does not imply there don’t seem to be issues Apple wishes so as to add or beef up. My colleagues and I got here up with an inventory of enhancements, additions and fixes that we might like Apple to make for iOS 16. Some are large, like including give a boost to for the Apple Pencil, and others are small however vital, like giving house display widgets extra capability. We’ll have to attend till June to look what Apple in reality does.

iOS 16: The Photos app wishes replica and paste for edits

We use iPhones to take pictures and movies at all times, and modifying pictures is solely as pleasing as taking them. Most other people’s position to edit is the iPhone’s Photos app: The interface is easy, and there are an abundance of gear for buying the precise glance you need. 

But the MacOS model of the Photos app has one helpful function that may beef up modifying at the iPhone: the power to replicate and paste edits between pictures. This is particularly useful when you’re taking a number of pictures on the identical position, comparable to at a cafe or celebration. Since the entire pictures had been taken underneath the similar lights and stipulations, you’ll be able to simply edit one picture after which replica and paste the ones changes to the others.

The mac dropdown menu with 'Copy adjustments' selected

You can replica and paste picture edits from one picture to every other the usage of the Photos app at the Mac.

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Instead, in iOS 15, you might be left making the ones changes one-by-one for every picture at the iPhone. It’s tedious. 

In iOS 16, it might be nice to look a equivalent replica and paste function at the iPhone. We’d give iOS 16 bonus issues if the edits you made within the Photos app at the Mac may well be carried out to the Photos app at the iPhone, and vice versa. But, one step at a time.

An Apple Watch Series 6 with an always-on screen

The Apple Watch has an always-on show that may display necessary data and save on battery lifestyles.


An always-on lockscreen for the iPhone

Imagine with the ability to look at your iPhone when the display is off to look the time, notifications and ignored calls. Such a function has been to be had on Android telephones for years, the place simplest necessary data is lit up and the display is another way black. It’s known as an always-on show. Apple gives an always-on show choice for the Apple Watch Series 5 and later, however it is nonetheless absent at the iPhone. Apple may just trade that with iOS 16 and produce a equivalent model to the iPhone.  

Bring the iPad’s cut up display view to iPhone Pro Max fashions

The iPhone Pro Max has been a part of Apple’s lineup since 2019. The 11 Pro Max has a 6.5-inch display, whilst the 12 Pro Max and 13 Pro Max each have a 6.7-inch show that make observing movies, enjoying video games and studying articles an absolute pleasure. 

But the ones huge monitors really feel wasted with regards to tool. Some iOS apps like Mail and Messages can make the most of that further display house in panorama mode to turn a column of message previews subsequent to the lately opened message. But another way, there is not a lot else in iOS that takes benefit of the ones larger monitors.

An iPad with Safari on the left side of the screen and Maps on the right

Split view debuted at the iPad with iOS 9.


Apple may just convey some options from iPadOS to iOS 16 only for Pro Max fashions, particularly its cut up display Multitasking view. It could be superb to have Safari open on one aspect of the telephone display after which release Messages at the different.

Read extra: iOS 15 Could Make the iPhone 12 Pro More Pro 

Apple Pencil give a boost to for iPhone Pro Max Models

The huge display on iPhone Pro Max fashions begs for Apple Pencil give a boost to. Samsung proved there is a considerable target audience for a telephone stylus thru its Galaxy Note and S Ultra units. Heck, there are even $300 telephones just like the Moto G Stylus that give a boost to one.

Someone using an Apple Pencil to draw on an iPad

The Apple Pencil is appropriate with the iPad Mini, Air and Pro. We’d like Apple so as to add give a boost to for iPhone Pro Max fashions.


The second-gen Apple Pencil is a phenomenal stylus that lately works with iPad Mini, Air and Pro fashions. But believe with the ability to apply it to the iPhone 13 Pro Max and its 120Hz display for sketching and note-taking. Even higher, what about an Apple Pencil Mini (assume golfing pencil sized) that may clip to the aspect of the iPhone Pro Max? Tech newshounds can dream, cannot we?

iPhone widgets want extra capability

When house display widgets got here to the iPhone with iOS 14, many people had fun. Apple’s widget implementation is blank, or even Samsung has began imitating them. Widgets have compatibility grid-like any place on your house display. But there may be one wrinkle: house display widgets are passive. Aside from glanceable data or widget good stacks, essentially the most capability they supply is the power to open their corresponding app.

With iOS 14, Apple introduced widgets to the house display. iOS 16 may just upload extra capability.

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For instance, the Apple Music widget presentations the tune that is lately enjoying. Tapping at the widget brings me to the Apple Music app. But what if it is advisable faucet at the widget to skip to the following tune? What if it is advisable swipe within the Weather widget to change places? Let’s hope iOS 16 offers house display widgets extra capability.

Let’s position apps any place we would like

In contemporary years, Apple has advanced the house display with new components like widgets and the App Library. You will have a couple of pages of apps, or even come with the similar app on other house display pages (which is necessary if you are a Focus mode energy person).

The iPhone's App Library

The App Library is certainly one of a handful of the way Apple’s advanced the iPhone’s house display. Hopefully in iOS 16 we will transfer apps any place we would like onscreen.

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But with regards to rearranging the app icons in your app web page, not anything has modified. Apps are caught to the invisible tool magnet at the most sensible left of the display. So when you simplest wish to stay a few apps on a particular house display web page, the ones apps get started filling within the display from the highest left nook. You cannot put them at the backside of the display with out filling the highest of the web page up first.

Apple, please give us the liberty to transport apps anyplace we would like. This could be a large boon towards making apps more uncomplicated to achieve one-handed with out the usage of Reachability. Also, in case you have house display wallpaper that you simply love, it is advisable prepare apps so you’ll be able to see your picture higher.

More default app alternatives

You can lately set the default browser app and default mail app on an iPhone to be one thing rather then Safari and Mail. In iOS 16, Apple may just open up gadget defaults for extra apps, particularly for maps and messaging apps. If you are a common Google Maps person, it might be handy to set it as the principle maps app as an alternative of Apple Maps. 

What do you need to look in iOS 16?

These had been a handful of items we would like to look within the subsequent model of iOS. But what about you? Are there options or insects you would like Apple so as to add and connect? If you need to discover one of the most leaks for the iPhone’s subsequent tool, learn our iOS 16 rumor roundup.


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