Are you on iOS 10 yet? We here at iPhone Antidote are, and we feel a little discombobulated about the whole thing. It’s kinda same same but different?
Here’s a short little DL on the differences you’ll see in iOS 10.
The biggest areas of difference can be seen in Messages, Photos, Maps, aaaaand the whole press-the-home-button-twice-to-unlock thing. That takes some getting used to, right? Welcome to the history pages slide-to-unlock! But after a while of getting used to it, we’ve decided we like it. Solid.
If you don’t think it’s solid? Your iPhone can also unlock with Touch ID. Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button > and then slide Rest Finger to Open to enable.
GUESS WHAT! You can now remove default apps that have no relevance in your life! Buh Bye Home! Just press it till it shakes and press the x to delete.
Now, to access the camera from the lock screen, instead of swiping up, you now gotta swipe left. Whamm! This one took a couple of days to remember, we’re not going to lie.
If you have an iPhone SE, 6S or 7, you can enable Raise to Wake through Settings>Display & Brightness, which will allow you to turn on the display without pressing any buttons (sometimes buttons are hard, we get it) just by moving the iPhone.
In iMessage, you now get all the fancy shooting star, fireworks, and balloons, yes, but kinda importantly also? You can turn off read receipts for specific people. Booyah. In an iMessage conversation with someone, tap the ‘i’ button on the top right corner. There, you’ll see a slider to turn off send read receipts for that person.
Back to those fireworks for a sec, access them by pressing and holding the up arrow next to your message. You can also draw, send a heartbeat, send a drawn on video, and access stickers and games… it’s cool and there’s a lot to explore.
Also in iMessage, you can double tap a message from someone and auto reply with a heart, thumbs up/down, a ‘ha ha’ exclamation marks or a question mark.
Search Spotlight in iOS 10 by pulling down on the notification shade from anywhere, even with an app opened.
SiriLady now has support and integration for a bunch of apps including Lyft, WhatsApp, Venmo, Pinterest, Uber, LinkedIn, and Square Cash. Check out what other apps she likes in Settings>Siri>App Support.
Lastly, Photos now recognizes a bunch of faces and places and things. Good job Photos!
How are you guys going with iOS 10? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Or heads down thumbs up? Man… we love that game.