Hidden iPhone Features You’ve NEVER Used Before, Including “Photo Lock”

APPLE is about to release a huge iPhone upgrade that adds dozens of NEW features, including a lock for your photos.

The long-awaited iOS 16 update will arrive for everyone in September, but you can test it out today if you know how.


Your iPhone will soon get a makeoverCredit: Apple

Here are four smart features coming in the iOS 16 update.

iOS 16 update features – new iPhone tricks revealed

Change #1 – Lock Screen

Apple completely changes the lock screen, letting you customize presets or create your own entirely.

Cut your bills with an iPhone – three BIG mistakes that cost you dearly
You're Taking FAKE iPhone Screenshots - Two Huge Mistakes to Watch Out For

You’ll also be able to take advantage of Live Activities, a new feature that tracks events in real time.

This can include a workout, sports scores, your taxi ride, or ordering food delivery – all from the lock screen.

Finally, there’s a new design that sees notifications roll down from the bottom of the screen, so you have the best possible view of the lock screen.

Change #2 – Locking Photo Albums

If you haven’t realized it, you can hide iPhone photos by putting them in a hidden folder.

But this hidden folder is easy to find (or recover, if you’ve hidden the folder itself).

Fortunately, iOS 16 password protects your hidden and recently deleted folders on iPhone.

This means you’ll need to use Face ID to access them, protecting them from spies who might use your iPhone.

Change #3 – Unsend and Edit iMessages

Your Messages app will finally allow you to “undo” iMessages.

This means that they will be called back from the recipient’s phone if you regret sending the SMS.

And you can even edit texts to quickly and easily correct typos or other mistakes.

Importantly, this feature will only work correctly if the recipient is also on iOS 16 – so be careful in the first few weeks.

Change #4 – Pin Safari Tabs

If you’re a power iPhone user, you probably have hundreds of Safari tabs open.

This can make it difficult to find the tabs you use most frequently.

Luckily, iOS 16 will let you pin your favorite tabs in Safari, so you’ll never lose track of the main ones again.

If you want to try the iOS 16 beta today, follow our guide below.

How to Join iOS 16 Public Beta on iPhone

First, determine if installing an iOS beta is right for you.

Ultimately, this is still test software, so you may encounter bugs, sometimes very serious ones.

So if you only have one iPhone, it can be frustrating to use a new iOS.

That said, the iOS public beta is generally quite stable, so you shouldn’t find too many devastating issues.

You’ll also want to make sure you’ve backed up all of your data before installing a new iOS.

To join the iOS betayou just need to go to the Apple website.

You can sign up for the iOS 16 beta here.

“New public betas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, HomePod software version 16, and watchOS 9 are coming soon,” says Apple.

“As a member of Apple’s Beta Software Program, you can participate in the development of Apple software by testing pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.”

You’ll need to sign up and enroll your devices, which will give you the chance to test out the latest iOS 16 features once the public beta is live.

The beta will also feature a special app called Feedback Assistant where you can report any issues you encounter.

You’ll need a valid Apple ID, and that’s it – no fees or compensation.

Netflix makes huge changes to subscriptions after Apple changes app rules
Bride Tries To Make Her Own Wedding Cake To Cut Cost And People Think It's Ugly

Installing the beta will also not affect your hardware warranty.

You can leave the beta at any time.

Best tips and hacks for phones and gadgets

Looking for tips and tricks for your phone? Want to find these secret features in social media apps? We have what you need…

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for the Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]

Previous Hidden iPhone Features You've NEVER Used Before, Including "Photo Lock"
Next A Chinese phone brand doubled its sales by stealing iPhone features