Some of the new features were added with iOS 16.2. After more than a month of testing, the freeform application is finally available and lets multiple users work on the same document with updates synced for all participants in real time.

iOS 16.2 – New Features

It works as a creative space that can be used for sketching, designing mood boards, and brainstorming ideas.

Apple Music Sing is also part of the new iOS version that, well, basically works as a karaoke feature for Apple Music subscribers. It provides real time lyrics that users can sing and also includes adjustable vocals for changing the volume of the original singer. This will be very useful. Christmas parties, I presume.

And while Cupertino also introduced Advanced Data Protection, which expands EndToEnd encryption to additional iCloud data categories. It can be used to encrypt iCloud backups, message backups, iCloud drive, content, notes, Photos, reminders, Safari, Voicemail, and Wallet passes. Basically, with this update, all iCloud data is protected with the exception of Mail, Contacts and Calendar, but you have to enable it now with iOS 16.2.

The Always On Display got better on iPhones. Now there are two toggle options for disabling wallpaper and notifications when the Always On Display is active.

This feature gives the interface a much simpler and cleaner look by only showing the time and any enabled widgets and also saving battery