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6 iOS 10 Features to Look Forward to

With the much awaited iPhone 7 due to be released in September, there has been a lot of excitement and speculation among iPhone fans and enthusiasts with regards to Apple’s upcoming iOS 10. Beta versions have already been released of the new software for the public as well as for the developers.

iOS 10 consists of a multitude of new features and functionalities that will truly take the iPhone to next level. Here are 6 features of the upcoming OS that will make you want to upgrade as soon as possible.

1.    Storage Optimization

With iOS 10, you will no longer have to worry about your storage needs; forget about deleting that high quality music video, podcast, or your favourite movie and instead, add more data. Under settings, you will be able to see the option ‘Optimize Storage’. Just turn it on and your phone will automatically delete music that hasn’t been played for some time. This feature will be useful for 16 GB iPhones, although iPhone 7 will no longer be available in the 16 GB option.

2.    Let Your Friends Know Your Whereabouts

With an iPhone, you can share your location with friends and family members, but in the iOS 10, you will be able to directly share your location with a friend. The messages app has been enhanced and is now more context oriented; for example, if a friend texts you, “Where are you?” the ability to share your location will pop up.

3.    Remove those Pesky Stock Apps

Do you remember those days when you bought an iPhone and wanted to remove the stock apps which you never needed, but couldn’t do so? Well, with the arrival of iOS 10, you will be able to finally delete those storage consuming apps like stocks, calendar, contacts, music, podcasts, watch app, weather, compass, FaceTime, iBooks, news, maps, etc.

4.    Applicable Filters to Live Photos

Ever taken a live photo with your iPhone? If not, then you are missing out. It was initially introduced in the iOS 9 and it allows you to create the effect of an animated picture. However, you couldn’t apply the stock filters present in the camera app to live photos. In the iOS 10, you will finally be able to do so.

5.    No Need to Watch a Video in Full Screen

iOS 10’s mobile web browser Safari will support video playback in the inline mode, without having to watch a video in full screen mode. When you tap on a video, it will begin playing in full screen, but you will have the ability to minimize it by tapping on the minimize button in the lower right corner of the screen.

6.    It Will Improve Your Sleep Pattern

The new iOS 10 will enable a new function in the clock app known as ‘Bedtime’. The purpose of this function is to help you to improve your sleep by reminding you when to go to bed and when to wake up. You will need to answer a few basic questions in order to set it up.

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