iOS 16.1 Features | Seen Apple

Apple recently launched the iOS 16 and the users are delighted with the upgrades and new features. However, it appears that Apple is working on a mini software update, which is already in the final stages of beta testing and is expected to be released very soon.

If you’re wondering what kind of new features are coming with iOS 16.1, there are quite a few that are worth exploring.

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iOS 16.1 Features

We’ve rounded up all the top iOS 16.1 features that are worth checking out.

  • Bigger Battery Percentage Numbers

The iOS 16.0 software update brought the battery percentage, which finally made many Apple users happy. But the users still complain about the font size of the numbers. Apple heard about the issue and introduced an update in iOS 16.1 with larger battery percentage numbers.

If you check the battery status in your Settings, it will soon add a new feature called “Clean Energy Charging”, which is expected to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the carbon footprint of charging the iPhones. The settings are automatically enabled on the iPhones once iOS 16.1 is launched.

With iOS 16.1, users can now access live features, which now appear at the bottom of the lock screen. It will include a Live Sports section and other live updates including trending news, etc. to keep consumers informed about what is happening in the outside world.

Another new toggle that will be added to Settings with the launch of iOS 16.1 is the “in-app content”. According to this feature, the apps will automatically run in the background to download relevant updates and in-app content without having to launch the specific app. There is a lot of confusion about this feature and it won’t be clear until iOS 16.1 is officially launched.

Previously, you had to have access to an Apple Watch to subscribe to Fitness+. With iOS 16.1, Apple allows a subscription to Fitness+ even if you don’t have an Apple Watch. However, you can only track workouts and not track your progress.

Another groundbreaking feature in the Shortcuts app. The iOS 16.1 will spawn 60 new actions in the Shortcuts app, making it one of the absolute best. Some of the most notable ones worth exploring are “Get Current Focus” and “Search in Shortcuts,” among the many others that are launching.

Previously, users could not remove Apple Wallet from their iPhones. However, with the release of iOS 16.1, users can now delete their Apple Wallet in no time. What this will do is give users the option to keep or delete the app if they are not using it. However, uninstalling Apple Wallet means that the users will not be able to use the associated apps like Apple Pay.

  • Lock screen customization

Apple’s iOS 16 has brought a lot of customization options for their lock screen. However, it looks like iOS 16.1 will introduce a range of more customization options. The new update also brings changes to the home screen.

Instead of just customizing the lock screen from the lock screen options, users can now also customize their home screen from the same place. Several new customization options are also available.

If you read your eBooks about books, the same will come with some new changes and additions of features with iOS 16.1. With the new update of the Books app, users can now hide the reader controls to improve the reading area and visuals without any compromise.

  1. Screenshot editor changes

If you are a person who takes screenshots quite often, you will appreciate the new changes that come to the editor with the iOS 16.1 version. It comes with a smaller contextual menu for easily saving the screenshots you are currently taking.

  1. iCloud Shared Photo Library

This is a feature that got a lot of fame with iOS 16, but iOS 16.1 brings an even better and more refined version. It will contain a separate media library where the users can add up to 5 users and anyone can edit, share and delete content in that specific library of photos or videos.

  1. Game Center Improvements

Also good news for game lovers, because iOS 16.1 brings many improvements to the Game Center. It will make it easier for users to access what kind of games they play, what levels they are in, what kind of achievements they have achieved, and so on. There will be a new option where you can find friends to share those updates with as well.


iOS 16.1 is currently in the final round of beta testing and is likely to launch in the last week of October 2022. Although Apple has not released any official dates, there are rumors that iOS 16.1 will most likely be released with the iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, which are reportedly released on October 24, 2022.

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