Apple releases iOS 16.1 – MacDailyNews

Apple released iOS 16.1 on Monday which introduces the iCloud Shared Photo Library, making it easy to update family photos. This version also adds support for third-party apps in live activities, support for Apple Fitness + on iPhone even if you don’t have an Apple Watch, and includes other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

iOS 16 brings the biggest update ever to the lock screen with new features that make it more beautiful, personal and useful.
Apple’s iOS 16.1

iOS 16.1 includes:

ICloud shared photo library
• Separate library for seamlessly sharing photos and videos with up to five other people
• Setup rules allow you to easily contribute previous photos based on start date or people in photos when setting up or joining a library
• Library filters to quickly switch between viewing the Shared Library, My Library, or both libraries together
• Shared edits and permissions allow anyone to add, edit, bookmark, caption, and delete photos
• The Sharing in Camera option allows you to choose to send captured photos directly to the Shared Library or to enable a setting for automatic sharing when other participants are detected nearby via Bluetooth

Live activity
• Third-party app live activities are available on Dynamic Island and on the lock screen for iPhone 14 Pro models

Fitness +
• Apple Fitness + is supported on iPhone even if you don’t have an Apple Watch

• Key sharing allows you to securely share cars, hotel rooms and other keys in Wallet using messaging apps like Messages and WhatsApp

• Matter, the new connectivity standard for the smart home, is supported allowing a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across ecosystems

Recharge of clean energy
• New setting that can attempt to reduce your carbon footprint by selectively charging when low-carbon electricity is available

• Player controls are automatically hidden at the start of play

This update also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:
• Deleted conversations can be viewed in the conversation list in Messages
• Dynamic Island content is not available when using Reachability
• CarPlay may fail to connect when using a VPN app

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, visit this website:

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