Apple iOS 15 update
Apple is about to release its latest ios update on the 20th of September 2021 as announced in the Media event held on the 14th of September. Along with this, WatchOS8 & apple tvOS15 will be arriving on the same day. Also, Apple is about to announce the latest macOS update. So it’s a series of updates that are coming together for almost all the Apple products. The exact time of the release of the same isn’t being notified yet.
iOS 15 will be compatible with the following Models.
Apple iOS 15 update new features & functionalities
introduces a new Shareplay feature where you can keep conversing while watching videos, listening to music, or share your screen with anyone you want. This is a new way of sharing experiences via an iPhone & remote assistance may be provided using this feature. For instance, if a friend of yours having an iPhone requires assistance to enable or disable a feature, then you can navigate him/her while watching their screen.
is a cool feature that comes to play during a video call. When we have a video conference with many people, it’s essential to know who’s speaking on the other side. This feature emphasizes the person by positioning them on the screen to make the conversation flow more naturally. Moreover, it offers a grid view to make a conversation with a large group easier and secondly a portrait mode which completely blurs the background on a video call. Another mic mode feature is brought in to isolate the voice to minimize background noises and make your voice front and center.
We use different types of services to conduct office & private meetings, such as zoom, teams &, etc. They generate links to share with people to join a meeting or group conversation. Likewise, Facetime is developed to schedule calls via generating web links to share it with whomever you want to get connected with. Seems the facetime call isn’t restricted only to iPhone & it could be initiated with Android devices too.
When it comes to messages, the images, links, or any other content shared with you via messages are featured inside the relevant app under the Shared With You section. So, now you don’t have to get back to messages to find out where it came from. As usual, there are a couple of new Memoji introduced to express yourself. Furthermore, the pictures in the messages could be viewed as a collage.
A new set of tools are brought in this update by offering more control on how you prioritize time & attention. This Focus functionality will assist to match your mindset with the device. For instance, if you don’t want to get distracted while having dinner or doing an activity, this feature might help you to keep your fullest focus on the same. Also, you could notify the senders of your status.
Notifications redesigned with a new look which includes contact photos & large app icons for easy identification. The Apple map is developed to give a cool city experience with detail of roads, trees, buildings and more. Now you can see 3D landmarks in both day and dark mode maps. Moreover, detailed road instructions, traffic conditions for driving & step by step directions for pedestrians & transit information.
For the first time, the tab bar of the safari browser has been brought down to give more controls right at your fingertips. Switching between tabs is made easy by Swiping left & right and Swipe up will show all the open tabs. Also, now we can save and organize our favorite tabs in the way that works best for us. The same saved tabs could be synchronized with all the devices you have. Furthermore, a feature of Mac has been enabled in this browser which is allowing add extensions such as Grammarly, Notebook Web Clipper &, etc. A voice search functionality is also added in addition to all these new features.
Live Text feature intelligently captures the useful info in images. For instance, if a mobile number is mentioned in an image, a call could be easily made using the same by just tapping on the details. Sending text messages or emails using such detail is so easy with this new functionality. Moreover, the captured Live text could be translated & location info will allow a user to find directions just over a tap.
Visual Look Up discovers more about the objects in the photos. This feature highlights objects and scenes and recognizes them to provide more information. We can learn more about nature, books, pets, and more by just tapping a photo on our device or the web. For example, if the device discovers an art printed on a front page of a storybook, then it might retrieve all the info about the book or the author who created it.
Privacy & innovation is the core of apple. They take very serious measures to protect their users’ security and privacy. A recent change on preventing ad tracking mechanisms made a huge impact on some giant social media platforms. With this 15 update, it offers enhanced visibility on how apps access our data, protects us from unnecessary data collection, gives more control to us on what to choose to share.
ios15 introduces icloud+ including certain new features such as iCloud Private Relay, Hide my email, and more. iCloud private relay is something similar to VPN, this encrypts the traffic that leaves our device & uses separate relays to avoid tracking Ip address, location & more. It’s all about preventing user profiling. Based on this profiling only interest-based ads are prompted to users. The Hide my email feature offers a unique email id for Web sign-up & routes the incoming email to the original mailbox.
This is just an overview of iOS15 features. Please leave your opinions in the comment section.
Apple iOS 15 update new features & functionalities