Apple’s event which is a few hours away will be happening tomorrow Tuesday, September 14th, this event has been rumored to be where the company announces the iPhone 13, at this event we expect to see the release of the latest iOS. That may mean users would be able to download iOS 15 very soon if Apple releases it next week.
However, iOS 15 has seen some changes since its unveiling at WWDC. Safari has seen its new redesign mostly reverted back to iOS 14, and other features such as SharePlay and Universal Control are now scheduled for a later release. But this doesn’t mean that iOS 15 is a release to avoid – it’s certainly the opposite, with better privacy settings, a new weather app, and much more. With this in mind, here is a roundup of five amazing features of iOS 15 that you’ll likely wonder how you managed without them.
This is a redesign that’s seen many variants since its announcement back at WWDC. While its user interface saw some huge changes, strong user feedback resulted in a final redesign that’s a mix of what came before, and what’s been refined in the months since WWDC. By default, the address bar will be located at the bottom, making it much easier to reach with your thumb, while swiping to the left or right on the address bar will switch between any open tabs. But you can switch it back to its original position if you want Safari to look the same as it always has.
There might also be a new home screen that you can set wallpaper to, which can also show any open tabs on your other Apple devices thanks to iCloud, alongside any suggestions of websites to check.
Using Focus For Your Workflow
Sometimes you may be at work or busy attending an event where you don’t want certain notifications. With the Focus, you can set up different Focus moments, so if you arrive in a certain location, or you open a certain app, the right Focus will be enabled, allowing you to read or complete a project in a curated way. This feature redesigns how apps can let you know when you want them to, also applies to Messages, so if someone sends you a picture, for example, it will be delivered to your device, but not as a notification. You can also set Focus to change your home screen when a certain scenario has been enabled. This can bring other apps to the forefront that you’ll most likely use for that period of time.
Copy Text From A Photo With Livetext
You may be on vacation and will want to visit a restaurant, but it’s in a language you don’t understand. By taking a photo of this in iOS 15, LiveText can tell what text in the picture is, and can offer to translate it for you. The LiveText is a feature that can apply to all the photos you’ve taken so far, alongside when you’re facing your iPhone to an object in real-time.
This is a topic that’s a big focus for Apple, and there’s plenty of new features in iOS 15 that showcase this. There’s an App Privacy Report that gives you an overview of the installed apps on your iPhone that have used certain hardware features such as the camera or microphone, and whether an app has been trying to use any personal data. There’s also a Private Relay feature, which can hide your IP address when browsing in Safari, but this will only be available in beta to try out once iOS 15 is released.
A New Day For Weather
After the acquisition of Dark Sky in 2019, the Weather app is seeing a big redesign for iOS 15. There are now notifications for rain, thunderstorms, and snow, alongside new animations for all weather changes on the main screen. There’s now a second window that can show you much more detail of your current location or other places, from the timing of sunsets and sunrise to the probability of rain in the next hour. There are also maps integrated into the weather app, so you can check the forecast in various locations to see the status of air quality, precipitation, and temperature.
iOS 15 is looking packed with amazing features users wouldn’t get over within a very long time. All these new features and tweaks will be available in iOS 15 which the company has said will be available during this fall.