Earlier this week at WWDC 2021, Apple announced and previewed iOS 15. The new operating system for iPhone will be available in a few months, but the first beta is now available for developers and one thing is. Safe: iOS 15 will make your iPhone even more useful with a handful of quality of life improvements.
During the keynote, Apple focused a lot on FaceTime, iMessage, and privacy, but there’s a lot more to come in iOS 15. Here are some of the features that will improve your iPhone experience soon:
Find My iPhone feature even when disabled
With iOS 15, Apple is going to implement an AirTag-like function on the iPhone: when the phone is turned off, it is not really, because it can still connect to other Apple devices via Bluetooth and the U1 chip. With this, even if you lose your iPhone or if it is stolen, it is possible to find it for about five hours on the Find My app.
Never leave a device behind with iOS 15 again
When you’re in a rush and you forget your iPad at the office or forget to bring your keys with you, Apple will now notify you that devices and items have been forgotten.
Here’s how it works: When you’re away from your devices (Mac, iPad, AirTags, or even your iPhone), you’ll get a notification telling you where and when you’ve left your stuff. You can select a few places not to be notified, such as your home.
Siri now works offline
With iOS 15, Siri runs faster on your iPhone. With the new voice recognition on the device, Apple’s personal assistant will recognize tasks like “Open Apple TV app”, “Turn on this music”, “Switch to light mode” and more, even when you do not have an internet connection.
This feature will work with devices with A12 Bionic processor or newer, such as iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12.
Share your screen on FaceTime with iOS 15
Apple has talked a lot about SharePlay, but one of the features that is going to be really helpful in helping parents and friends is the “Share Your Screen” feature. How many times haven’t you been able to help someone because you couldn’t tell what they were doing wrong on their Apple devices?
With iOS 15 and the SharePlay feature, you will be able to share your screen during a FaceTime call and help people. While not available in Beta 1, Apple will likely implement it for beta testers soon.
Focus on your tasks with iOS 15
Another really useful feature in iOS 15 is “Focus”. The “Do Not Disturb” feature has grown and you can now select tasks to focus on during your day.
For example, while you are working, you can choose not to receive notifications from social networks, but only from your work email, family, and work apps. When you are not in the office, you can select the exact opposite.
It’s even possible to create custom home pages to better reflect what you want to focus on. Be sure to check out our full practice with Focus to learn more.
These are five of the many features that will be available in iOS 15. Which of them is your favorite so far? Tell us in the comment section below.
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