iOS 15: Top new features explained
A big new feature of the iOS 15 is its ‘Focus’ mode, which allows users to customise which notifications appear at different times of the day based on the activity they are doing, e.g., while working, only work-related apps can be customised to send notifications.
Focus also allows users to set a custom home screen page which will allow users to see appropriate apps and widgets on the homescreen.
Notifications also get an all-new look. But, besides aesthetics, there’s also an option now to batch certain notifications and see them later as a digest at various times of the day.
iOS 15 brings better privacy controls as well thanks to which all Siri requests are processed on-device. Apple has added an ‘App Privacy Report’ feature which will send users a 7-day summary of how apps accessed or used the phone’s location information, microphone or camera.
Like Galaxy Note devices, users on iOS 15 can now extract text out of photos and then copy/paste it wherever required thanks to a new feature called LiveText.
Apple’s web browser Safari will now also support extensions on iOS 15. Furthermore, it will now also support grouped tabs which can sync across all Apple devices.
Apple has also given some major updates to its popular video-calling app Facetime, which you can read here.