An expanded set of emojis, voice isolation for calls, website push notifications, and other new features were all included in Apple’s iOS 16.4 update, which was made available to users today. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to upgrade to the most recent version.
While iOS refreshes frequently just fix security openings or change more modest settings, those that convey new emoticons or extended usefulness are many times more famous with shoppers, prompting appeal for the download. This indicates that installing the most recent update on your device might take some time.
iOS 16.4 introduces 31 brand-new emojis to users. The “21” new emoji are mentioned in the release notes, but this is just a matter of counting the variations.
A shaking face, the long-awaited pink heart, two pushing hands, a Wi-Fi symbol, and a variety of animals and objects are among the new additions. These emojis were approved by the Unicode consortium last year, and it was announced in February that they would be included in the most recent iOS update.
Additionally, there are ginger, a pea pod, jellyfish, a moose, a goose, a hair pick, maracas, a flute, and gray and light blue hearts in the new set.
One more new element is voice confinement for cell calls that will focus on your voice and block out surrounding clamor around you. Because of this, phone calls will be clearer because you can hear the person speaking and not what’s going on in the background, like other people talking or noises from their surroundings. Up until now, the feature was only available for cellular calls and other VoIP apps like FaceTime.
Open the Control Center while on the phone, tap Mic Mode, and then select Voice Isolation from the list to enable the feature.
Web push notifications
Apple demonstrated a feature that allowed developers to send web-based push notifications to end users last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With the release of an update to macOS Ventura, the company made available this feature for Safari 16.1. After obtaining permission, it now allows iOS developers to notify users who have pinned a web app to their Home Screen. Some of Twitter’s new rivals, such as Post and T2, which do not yet have native iOS apps but still want to notify users of important conversations, could benefit immediately from this feature.
However, it also gives Apple a way to refute claims that its App Store is the only way to reach mobile customers, which could help it defend itself against antitrust laws and other lawsuits.
- A few additional enhancements and fixes are mentioned in the update release notes, including the following:
- The Duplicates album in Photos now supports the detection of duplicate videos and photos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library.
- The Weather app now supports VoiceOver for maps. The accessibility setting now automatically dims videos when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected.
- The keyboard now supports indigenous languages like Chickasaw and Choctaw. In addition, support for transliteration for Gujarati, Punjabi, and Urdu keyboards has been added by Apple.
- Corrections for a bug that prevented children’s Ask to Buy requests from showing up on the parent’s device.
- Corrections for a bug that caused Matter-compatible thermostats to become unresponsive when paired with Apple Home
- Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
- Corrections for a bug that prevented Safari 16.4 from working properly.
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