iOS 10 – Features

Apple releases iOS 10 – New Features

Apple launched two brand new iPhones on Sept 9th. iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. New phones come with new iOS version 10.

The final version of iOS 10 has been made available around the world beginning today. iOS 10 has 8 Beta versions before the final version was rolled out. Beta Testers received the Final Version update couple of hours after the Apple Event on Sept 9th.

In this post, you will to see/know big changes or new features coming with iOS 10.

Re-designed Lock Screen & Notifications

Apple has completely re-designed the Lock Screen in iOS 10. Lock Screen now supports widgets also. By just swiping right on screen you will see Widgets screen. And Swiping left opens Camera.

Also Apple has added automatically Wake up when you lift the phone and you will see all the notifications.

Notifications are more interactive & rich in features then previous versions. Supported apps let you use 3D touch to interact & respond without opening the applications. For devices that don’t support 3D touch, these options can be seen on swiping left on the notification. If you prefer to use swipe options instead of 3D touch, you can do so by turning off 3D touch by navigating to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> 3D Touch & toggle 3D touch to off.


Unlock Phone in new way

“Swipe to unlock” is removed in iOS 10. Apple has replaced “Swipe to unlock” the phone.

So how to unlock now?

In case of Touch Id supported devices, simply touching the home button will unlock when the screen is on & then press Home button. However you can still have the old approach to unlock by just touching the home button. This can be done by Enabling “Rest Finger to Open option under Setting -> General -> Accessibility -> Home Button.


Messages application has got a massive update in iOS 10. Tons of new features like – animated messages, digital touch, handwriting support, integrated with third party apps for GIFs. Brand new App Store has been introduced for iMessage. This app store can be accessed by clicking App Store icon on any chat in Messages app. The apps on this are those that are integrated with Messages app. Already there plenty of applications that are integrated with Messages which includes Stickers app, games & photo editor apps.

(more details to come in my next post)


Now You can hide Stock Apps

Sick of seeing Apple’s stock apps that you never use?

Well now you can hide them just like the way you uninstall any other app. The difference is these stock apps will be hidden. They will still remain on the phone but Apple says they don’t take up much storage space.

Control Center

Control Center is also re-designed. It now supports 3D touch on shortcuts at below. And on left swipe is Music control options.


Apple has also made some big changes the way Siri works. Siri has got many new features.

One of the biggest features is third party apps integrations. Using Siri you can send messages on apps like Facebook messenger and whatsapp, book a car on Uber, etc. More apps will soon be integrated with Siri.

Photos App

Photos app also has been updated with many new features like creating albums based on time & locations of photos, facial recognition, etc. Memories feature creates albums/moments similar to Google Photos app.

Music App

Music app has too been re-designed & made simpler & organized then before.


Clock app is re-designed slightly & background color is changed to Black.

And a new feature Bedtime is added. This feature allows you to set Sleep hours & track them. It does track & analyse your sleep pattern on Health app.


List of Devices compatible with iOS 10

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • Pod touch 6th generation

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