Apple recently released the awaited major update 16.1, which offers many additional features for most of its device systems that support iOS 16, as well as the iPadOS 16.1 update that has been postponed since the release of iOS 16, as well as watchOS 9.1 and not only that, but Apple TV and macOS systems, everyone will get New update today, but let's focus on iOS 16.1 Find out what's new with us…

New in iOS 16.1 according to Apple ...

Shared iCloud Photo Library

  • Independent library to seamlessly share photos and videos with up to five other people
  • Setup rules allow you to easily contribute old photos based on the start date or people in the photos when you set up or join a library
  • Library filters to quickly switch between viewing the shared library, personal library, or both libraries
  • Edits and Shared Permissions Allow everyone to add, edit, add to favorites, add captions and delete them
  • Turning off/on camera sharing Allows you to choose to send photos you take directly to the shared library or enable a setting to automatically share when other participants are detected near you using Bluetooth

current activities

  • Current activities from third-party apps are available on Dynamic Island and on the lock screen on iPhone 14 Pro models

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  • Apple Fitness+ is supported on iPhone even if you don't have an Apple Watch


  • Key Sharing allows you to securely share your car key, hotel room key, and other keys in the Wallet app using messaging apps, such as Messages and WhatsApp


  • Supporting Matter, the new connectivity standard for smart homes, which allows a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across all ecosystems


  • Reader controls are automatically hidden when you start reading

This update also includes fixes for some bugs on iPhone:

  • Deleted conversations may appear in the conversations list in the Messages app
  • Dynamic Island content unavailable when accessibility is used
  • CarPlay connection may fail when using a VPN app

Before updating, make sure to take a backup copy of the contents of your device, whether on iCloud or on the iTunes application

To update your device, take the following steps ...


Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update, it will show you that an update is available.


You can click on Learn more to view the update details


To download the update, you must connect to Wi-Fi and preferably connect your device to the charger, then press the “Download and Install” button.

The passcode entry screen will appear.

You may see the Terms and Conditions screen, accept them.



After the update is finished, the device will restart. After several steps, the update will be completed.

There is no doubt that this update completes the set of features that Apple promised when announcing iOS 16, an important update that brings many features and fixes. Tell us in the comments which features you liked about this update, and did you notice any issues with it?

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