With the arrival of iOS 10, all recent models of iPhone until the iPhone 5 have many new features. We tested them and deliver you our favorites.
1. Messages first news provider
This is definitely the application that has the largest number of new iOS 10. Instant messaging Apple is one of the most comprehensive on the market as well with its new modes of expression to all the ecosystem it creates. In purely formal terms, we now see previews of links appear, you can send a text message by hand, text and screen animations (balloons, confetti) or replace the words by automatic emoji, gifs and stickers.
These can be downloaded directly from a new store dedicated, accessible directly within the application. They will be free or paid, as all the games you can play directly in messages with his correspondent, provided that it has downloaded the course.
2. The locked screen rethinks use of iPhone
IOS with 10, if you have the chance to have a 6s iPhone, no need to press a button to turn the screen. As soon as you slightly tilt vertically, the motion sensor activates automatically.
This shows notifications with a simple gesture and can reply directly if they have put his finger on the fingerprint sensor – without pressing the unlock button -for. One can thus access and interact with the widgets on the left part of the screen locked.
Finally, to show the classic home screen and applications, just press the Home button, as on previous versions of iOS. At first sight a detail, this new organization completely rethinking the use of iPhone, prompting to interact with notifications rather than wasting time to launch applications.
3. Third-party applications Siri
Personal assistant opens a little more in the world. One can now ask her actions within applications that are not developed by Apple, for example, order a Uber.
But Siri is not a voice assistant and is all iOS levels. The search field system, former Spotlight, especially when accessed slides his finger up and down the screen, offers to search directly within third-party applications. One can for example ask for a password stored in the Dashlane Manager without having to open it.
4. Text input becomes smarter
Already present in previous versions of iOS, the QuickType functionality becomes increasingly precise. Thanks to deep learning, it will display words or more relevant actions. If a caller asks you where you are, geolocation will be offered. If asked for coordinates, the contact card of the mentioned person will be emphasized. Another key new feature for those who are used to match in several languages: their input is possible without having to change the keyboard. One can thus move from one language to another or include English words in a message in French, without the spell checker panic.
5. Photos showcases our memories
Rather than a catalog of photos in which you never want to search, Apple realized it was better to remember the good memories of users. A dedicated tab has been created in the application and includes snapshots by dates or locations to create animated slideshows and music you can even customize. The image recognition also can search by topic. By entering words into the search engine (sea, mounting, sport, etc.), the application displays the corresponding photos.
6. Maps to search for the right plan
The update plans is not only aesthetic, although we appreciate the search bar located now at the bottom of the screen and therefore more easily accessible with one hand.
Clicking it provides directly the best addresses in the area.
But the big news certainly comes from its openness to third-party applications. These will allow for example a table book directly from maps or order a VTC and pay his race with Apple Pay. Again, the goal is to facilitate the use of services by making them accessible within a single application.
7. The interface of Apple Music finally accomplished
More than a year after its launch, the music streaming service matures. Long criticized, its interface does not really facilitated listening and discovery songs. Better organized, it now offers a recommendation tab and another dedicated to the discoveries. Above all, it is finally possible to directly access music downloaded on the smartphone without having to go digging every time in the menus.
8. Home: the center of the connected home
This is one of the newest Apple iOS applications proposed in 10. Compatible with HomeKit, the brand ecosystem for connected objects, it commands one by one. But the most interesting use is definitely the scene mode for all coordinate. Indicating that its iPhone goes to sleep – for example saying the Siri – Home is in charge to turn off the lights, close the shutters and turn down the heating. With Apple Watch on his wrist, simply to leave home automatically control its closure.
9. Get rid of unnecessary applications Apple
News of the stock market does not interest you and you do not have an Apple Watch? Apple provides with this update to remove the default applications delivered with the iPhone. Bourse Watch, My Friends, Videos, Podcasts or iTunes Store will be erased. The “Apple” or “bulk” folder will finally be empty.
10. The 3D Touch everywhere
Accessible only to owners of iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, strong support on an icon or menu is enriched. 3D Touch the Settings application, for example giving direct access to menus Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular data and battery.
On other applications, the corresponding widget also appears to access a look at the essential data, like phone or Weather.