Apple just released iOS 16.2, the update brings a couple of handy updates and features. With iOS 16.1, we got Live Activities, support for Matter, a new battery percentage indicator, and iCloud Shared Photo Library.
iOS 16.2 lets you enable full end-to-end encryption for more of your iCloud data, adds a new karaoke feature to Apple Music, improves the always-on display on iPhone 14 Pro, updates the Home architecture, and more.
Kenyans using iPhones that supports 5G will be glad to know that the new feature also brings 5G Support on the Safaricom Network.
How To Install iOS 16.2
To get the latest iOS release, open the Settings app and tap General, then Software Update. You’ll see whether a new version is available there, with a Download and Install button.
Tap that and follow the instructions.
What’s New In iOS 16.2?
Apple Music Sing: A new Karaoke experience built into Apple Music. Read more about Apple Music Sing.
iCloud Backup encryption: Several new privacy features are coming in iOS 16.2, including stronger iCloud encryption, security key support, and iMessage Contact Key Verification.
10-minute AirDrop limit: iOS 16.2 limits the “everyone” setting for AirDrop permissions to 10 minutes at a time. This change was first made in China and is now rolling out to the rest of the world.
Older notifications visible by default: In iOS 16.2 beta 4, Apple changed the way Notification Center displays notifications. You used to have to swipe up to see older notifications, now they are shown by default.
Always-on display options: For iPhone 14 Pro models there are two new toggles in Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On Display. One lets you disable the wallpaper when the always-on display is active, the other disables notifications.
Sleep and medication widgets: The second beta added new lock screen widgets for sleep data and medications tracking from the Health app.
Freeform app: The latest betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS 13 add the new digital whiteboarding app Freeform, first unveiled at WWDC this fall.
Freeform is a productivity app for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac that lets you collaborate with friends, family, and coworkers on a digital whiteboard sharing sketches, notes, files, web links, documents, photos, video, and audio.
New Home architecture: iOS 16.2 users have the opportunity to update their Home to a new architecture, which Apple promises is faster and more reliable. All Home hub devices like HomePod and Apple TV must be upgraded to 16.2 as well.
iPhones Supporting 5G In Kenya
If you have any of the following iPhones, you will be able to access Safaricom’s 5G network in Kenya:
- iPhone SE 2nd Generation
- iPhone 12 Series
- iPhone 13 Series
- iPhone 14 Series