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iOS 15: Here are all of the new features



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On September 20, 2021, Apple officially announced the latest version of iOS, iOS 15. The latest installation of iOS 15 software comes with various new features FaceTime updates with natural video calls, focus helps users reduce distraction, new features like Live Text use on-device intelligence to surface useful information, upgrades to Maps provide brand new ways to navigate the world, and much more.

Below we’ll check all of the listed iOS 15 features:


SharePlay: Watch together

Bring movies and TV shows into your FaceTime calls and enjoy a rich, real-time connection with your friends while watching the same content.

SharePlay: Listen together

Share music with your friends right in your FaceTime calls.

SharePlay: Share your screen

Share your screen to bring web pages, apps and more into your conversation on FaceTime.

SharePlay: Synced playback

Pause, rewind, fast-forward or jump to a different scene — everyone’s playback remains in perfect sync.

SharePlay: Shared music queue

When listening together, anyone in the call can add songs to the shared queue.

SharePlay: Smart volume

Dynamically responsive volume controls automatically adjust audio so you can hear your friends even during a loud scene or climactic chorus.

SharePlay: Multiple device support

Connect over FaceTime on your iPhone while watching video on your Apple TV or listening to music on your HomePod.

SharePlay: Connect through audio, video and text

Access your group’s Messages thread right from the FaceTime controls and choose the mode of communication that matches the moment.

Portrait mode

Inspired by the portraits you take in the Camera app, Portrait mode in FaceTime blurs your background and puts the focus on you.

Grid view

Lets you see people in your Group FaceTime calls in the same-size tiles, and highlights the current speaker so it’s easy to know who’s talking. You’ll see up to six faces in the grid at a time.

Spatial audio

Creates a sound field that helps conversations flow as easily as they do face to face. Your friends’ voices are spread out to sound like they’re coming from the direction in which they’re positioned on the call.

Voice Isolation mode

This microphone mode spotlights your voice by using machine learning to identify ambient noises and block them out. So a leaf blower outside or a dog barking in the next room won’t interrupt your call.

Wide Spectrum mode

This microphone mode brings every single sound into your call. It’s ideal for when you’re taking music lessons or want your friend to hear everything that’s happening in the space you’re in.

FaceTime links

Invite your friends into a FaceTime call using a web link you can share anywhere.

Join FaceTime on the web

Invite anyone to join you in a FaceTime call, even friends who don’t have an Apple device.2 They can join you for one-on-one and Group FaceTime calls right from their browser instantly — no login necessary.

Calendar integration

Generate a web link for a FaceTime call while creating an event in Calendar, so everyone knows exactly where to meet and when.

Mute alerts

Let’s you know when you’re talking while muted. Tap the alert to quickly unmute and make sure your voice is heard.


Optical zoom control for your back camera helps you zero in on what matters when you’re on a FaceTime call.

iOS 15 Featrues


Shared with You
Content sent to you over Messages automatically appears in a new Shared with You section in the corresponding app, so you can enjoy it when it’s convenient for you. Shared with You will be featured in Photos, Safari, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.

Shared with You: Pins
For content that’s especially interesting to you, you can quickly pin it in Messages, and it will be elevated in Shared with You, Messages search, and the Details view of the conversation.

Shared with You: Continue the conversation
Alongside shared content in the corresponding apps, you can see who sent it and tap the sender to view the associated messages and continue the conversation — right from the app — without going to Messages.

Shared with You: Photos
Photos sent to you over Messages automatically appear in your Photos app. Your library includes the photos you care about most — like the ones you were there for. And in For You, the broader set of shared photos will be featured in a new Shared with You section, your Memories, and your Featured Photos.

Shared with You: Safari
Interesting articles, recipes, and other links sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section on the Safari start page and in the sidebar.

Shared with You: Apple Music
Music sent over Messages automatically appears in the new Shared with You section of Listen Now in Apple Music.

Shared with You: Apple Podcasts
Podcast shows and episodes sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section of Listen Now in Apple Podcasts.

Shared with You: Apple TV app
Movies and shows sent over Messages automatically appear in the new Shared with You section of Watch Now in the Apple TV app.

Photo collections
Enjoy multiple photos as beautiful collections in your Messages conversations. A handful of images appears as a glanceable collage and a larger set as an elegant stack that you can swipe through. Tap to view them as a grid and easily add a Tapback or inline reply.

Easily save photos
You can quickly save photos sent to you by tapping a new save button right in the Messages conversation.

SMS filtering for Brazil
Messages feature on-device intelligence that filters unwanted SMS messages, organizing them into Promotional, Transactional, and Junk folders so your inbox can stay clutter‑free.

Notification options in Messages for India and China
Turn notifications on or off for unknown senders, transactions and promotions to determine which types of messages you want to receive notifications for.

Switch phone numbers in Messages
Switch between phone numbers in the middle of a conversation on an iPhone with a Dual SIM.


Customize your Memoji with over 40 outfit choices to reflect your style, mood or season — and choose up to three different colors. Show it off using Memoji stickers with expressive body language that includes the upper body.

Two different eye colors
Now you can select a different color for your left eye and your right eye.

New glasses
Customize your Memoji with three new glasses options, including heart, star, and retro shapes. Select the color of your frame and lenses.

New Memoji stickers
Nine new Memoji stickers let you send a shaka, a hand wave, a lightbulb moment and more.

Multi-colored headwear
Represent your favorite sports team or university by choosing up to three colors for headwear.

New accessibility options
Three new accessibility options let you represent yourself with cochlear implants, oxygen tubes or a soft helmet.


Match your devices to your mindset with Focus. Automatically filter notifications based on what you’re currently doing. Turn on Do Not Disturb to switch everything off, or choose from a provided Focus for work, personal time, sleep, fitness, mindfulness, gaming, reading or driving.

Focus setup suggestions
When you’re setting up a Focus, on‑device intelligence about your past activity suggests apps and people you want to allow notifications from.

Focus contextual suggestions
Get intelligent suggestions about selecting a Focus based on your context, using different signals like location or time of day.

Focus customization
Create a custom Focus to filter notifications based on what you’re currently doing. Choose an icon for your custom Focus and name it whatever you like.

Focus across your devices
When you use a Focus on one device, it’s automatically set on your other devices.

Matching Home Screen pages with Focus
Dedicate a page on your Home Screen to a specific Focus and organize your apps and widgets in a way that reduces temptation by making only related apps visible. The page appears when you’re in a Focus and hides everything else.

Allowed notifications
Select the notifications you want from people and apps so that they get through to you while you’re focusing.

Contacts outside the notifications you allow for a Focus will be told that your notifications are silenced. Your status appears the moment someone tries to contact you in Messages, so they know not to interrupt.

Driving auto-reply
Turn on an auto-reply for your contacts when they message you while you’re using the Focus for driving. You can customize your auto-reply to say whatever you like.

Urgent messages
If someone’s status is turned on, signaling that they have notifications silenced with Focus, you can break through with an urgent message. If you’re on the receiving end, you can prevent an app or person from breaking through.

Status API
For conversations in third-party messaging apps, developers can use your status to reflect that you’ve stepped away.


New look for notifications
Notifications have a fresh new look, with contact photos for people and larger icons for apps.

Notification summary
Receive a helpful collection of your notifications delivered daily, in the morning and evening, or scheduled at a time you choose. The summary is intelligently ordered by priority, with the most relevant notifications at the top, so you can quickly catch up.

Mute notifications
Mute any app or messaging thread temporarily, for the next hour or for the day.

Muting suggestions
If a thread is really active and you aren’t engaging with it, you’ll get a suggestion to mute it.

Communication notifications
Notifications from people across your communication apps now feature contact photos to make them easier to identify.

Time Sensitive notifications
Time Sensitive notifications from apps are always delivered immediately, so you won’t miss out on timely alerts like a fraud alert, a car waiting outside, or a reminder to go pick up your kids.

Notification APIs
New notification APIs for developers allowing them to automatically send Time-Sensitive notifications and adopt the new look for notifications coming from people.


Interactive globe
Discover the natural beauty of Earth with a rich and interactive 3D globe, including significantly enhanced details for mountain ranges, deserts, forests, oceans and more.

The detailed new city experience
Explore cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London with unprecedented detail for elevation, roads, trees, buildings, landmarks and more. Road details like turn lanes and crosswalks and 3D views for complex interchanges help you navigate.

New driving features
A new dedicated driving map highlights details like traffic and incidents, and a route planner lets you view your upcoming journey by choosing a future departure or arrival time.

All-new place cards
Completely redesigned place cards make it easy to find and interact with important information for businesses, explore details about cities and learn about physical features like mountain ranges.

Editorially curated Guides Home
It’s now easier to discover great places with the all-new Guides Home, an editorially curated destination where you can find Guides for places you’ll love.

Improved search
When looking for places like restaurants, you can filter your search results by cuisine or whether they offer takeout. Or you can choose to see only places that are open right now. When you move the map while searching, Maps automatically updates your search results.

User account
Maps users can now find their most-used settings all in one place, including their preferred mode of transit, reported issues, favorites, and more.

Redesigned Maps contributions
With an all-new design, it’s faster and easier to report an issue in Maps.


Bottom tab bar
The bottom tab bar puts controls right at your fingertips. Swipe left or right on the address bar to move between tabs. Or swipe up to see all your open tabs.

Tab Groups
Save and organize your tabs in the way that works best for you. Switch between Tab Groups in the tab overview.

Tab Group syncing
Tab Groups sync across devices so you have access to your tabs from anywhere.

Customizable start page
Customize the start page to make it your own. You can set a background image and select new sections to display, like Privacy Report, Siri Suggestions and Shared with You. Customizations sync across devices, so you can have the same Safari everywhere.

New privacy protections
Intelligent Tracking Prevention now also prevents trackers from profiling you using your IP address.

HTTPS upgrade
HTTPS upgrade automatically uses HTTPS whenever available.

Pull to refresh
Refresh a web page by pulling it down from the top of the page.

Web extensions on iOS
Personalize Safari on iOS with web extensions. Web extensions can add functionality and features to Safari. You can install extensions through the App Store.

Voice search
Search the web using your voice. Tap the microphone in the tab bar and speak your search to see suggestions or be taken directly to the page you’re looking for.

Tab overview grid view
The tab overview now displays your open tabs in a grid, making it easier to see the tabs you have open and switch between them. Tap the Tab Overview button or swipe up on the tab bar to see all your tabs.


Home keys
Add home keys to Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch, then simply tap to unlock a compatible HomeKit door lock for seamless access to your home.

Archived passes
Your expired boarding passes and event tickets will be automatically moved to a separate list so you can easily access your relevant cards and passes without having to deal with the clutter of old passes.

Multiple-pass downloads
Using Safari, you can now add multiple passes to Wallet in one action instead of manually adding one pass at a time.

Live Text:

Live Text in photos
Text is now completely interactive in all your photos, so you can use functions like copy and paste, lookup and translate. Live Text works in Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look and Safari, and in live previews with Camera.

Rich results
Brings together all the information you’re looking for in one rich result. Available for contacts, actors, musicians, movies and TV shows.

Photos search
Spotlight uses information from Photos to enable searching your full photo library by locations, people, scenes or even things in the photos, like a dog or a car. Find images shared through Messages by including a contact name in your search.

Web images search
Spotlight allows you to search for images of people, animals, monuments and more from the web.

Lock Screen access
Pull down from the Lock Screen or Notification Centre to open Spotlight.

App Clips in Maps results
For businesses that support App Clips, you’ll see an action button on the Maps result in Spotlight. Action buttons include Menu, Tickets, Reservations, Appointments, Takeout, Order, Delivery, Waitlist, Showtimes, Parking, Availability and Pricing.

Improved App Store search
Quickly install apps from the App Store without leaving Spotlight.


Memories: Apple Music
In addition to the hundreds of newly included songs, Apple Music subscribers can add any of the tens of millions of songs from the Apple Music library to enjoy on their devices.

Memories: Song suggestions
Apple Music song suggestions are personalized just for you, combining expert recommendations with your music tastes and what’s in your photos and videos. Song suggestions can even recommend songs that were popular at the time and location of the memory, songs you listened to while traveling or a song from the artist you saw for a concert memory.

Memories: Memory mixes
Customize your memory by swiping through Memory mixes, which let you audition different songs with pacing and a Memory look to match.

Memories: Fresh new look
Memories has a fresh new look including animated cards with smart, adaptive titles, new animation and transition styles, and multiple image collages for a cinematic feel.

Memories: Memory looks
Inspired by the art of cinematography, 12 Memory looks add mood by analyzing each photo and video and applying the right contrast and color adjustment to give them a consistent look — just as the colorists at film studios do.

Memories: Interactive interface
Tap to pause, replay the last photo, skip to the next or jump ahead, and the music keeps playing and the timing adjusts to keep the transitions on the beat. Change the song or Memory look or add or remove photos, and the adjustment happens in real-time, without the need for the movie to recompile.

Memories: Browse view
View all the content from your memory in a bird’s-eye view where you can add, remove or change the memory duration or jump ahead to another part of the memory.

Memories: New memory types
New memory types include additional international holidays, child-focused memories, trends over time and improved pet memories, including recognizing individual dogs and cats.

Memories: Watch next
Memories suggest related memories to watch next after your memory finishes playing.

Memories: On-device song suggestions
Song suggestions are determined on the device to protect your privacy.

Shared with You
The Shared with You section in the For You tab allows you to view photos and videos that have been shared with you in Messages. Photos were taken when you were present also appear in All Photos and in Days, Months, and Years views and can appear in your Featured Photos and Memories, including the Photos widget. Save a photo to your library or respond to the sender in Messages.

Richer Info pane
Swipe up on a photo or tap the new info button to view information about the photo, such as the camera, lens and shutter speed; the file size; or who sent a Shared with You photo in Messages. You can also edit the date took or location, add a caption.

Faster iCloud Photos library initial sync
When you upgrade to a new device, iCloud Photos syncs more quickly, so you can get to your photo library faster.

Limited Photos Library improvements in third-party apps
Third-party apps can offer simpler selection workflows when you grant access to specific content in the Photos library.

People identification improvements
The People album has improved recognition for individuals.

People naming workflow
Correct naming mistakes more easily in the People album.

Selection order in the Photos image picker
The Photos image picker, including in the Messages app, now allows you to select photos in a specific order for sharing.

Suggest less often
Tap Feature Less to let Photos know you prefer to see less of a specific date, place, holiday or person across Featured Photos, in the Photos widget, in Memories or highlighted in the Library tab.


Share health data with others
Share your health data with people important to you or those who are caring for you. Choose which data and trends to share, including heart health, activity, lab results, vitals, Medical ID, cycle tracks, and more.

Share notifications with others
People you share health data with can view health alerts you receive, including high heart rate and irregular rhythm notifications. You can also share notifications for significant changes that are identified in the shared data categories, such as steep decline in activity.

Share health trends with Messages
View trend analysis of someone’s health data that’s been shared with you and easily start a conversation with them about changes in their health by sharing a view of trend data through Messages.

Trend analysis in the Health app lets you see at a glance how a given health metric is progressing, whether it’s increasing or decreasing over time. You can choose to receive a notification when a new trend has been detected in your health data.

Walking Steadiness
Walking Steadiness on iPhone is a first-of-its-kind health metric that can give you insight into your risk of falling. It uses custom algorithms that assess your balance, strength and gait. Choose to receive a notification when your walking steadiness is low or very low. You can also learn how to improve your walking steadiness with curated exercises


Mail Privacy Protection
Mail Privacy Protection helps protect your privacy by preventing email senders from learning information about your Mail activity. If you choose to turn it on, it hides your IP address so senders can’t link it to your other online activity or determine your location. And it prevents senders from seeing if you’ve opened their email.


App Privacy Report
A section in Settings lets you see how often apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone and contacts during the last 7 days. It also shows you which apps have contacted other domains and how recently they have contacted them. This is a good complement to an app’s privacy label, so you can be sure you’re comfortable with how it’s treating your privacy.6

Secure paste
Developers can allow you to paste content from another app without having access to what you’ve copied until you want them to have access.

Share current location
Developers can let you share your current location with a customizable button in their apps. It’s an easy way for them to help you share your location just once, without further access after that session.

Limited Photos Library improvements in third‑party apps
If you’ve granted limited access to your Photos library, third‑party apps can offer simpler selection workflows when you allow access to specific content in the library.


On-device speech processing
The audio of your requests is now processed entirely on your iPhone unless you choose to share it. The power of the Apple Neural Engine enables speech recognition models with the same high quality as server-based speech recognition.

On-device personalization
Siri speech recognition and understanding improve as you use your device. Siri learns the contacts you interact with most, new words you type, and topics you read about — all privately on your device.

Offline support
Siri can now process many types of requests offline without an Internet connection, including Timers & Alarms, Phone, Messaging, Sharing, App Launch, Control Audio Playback and Settings.

Fast on-device processing
Processing on-device means that Siri is incredibly fast.

Share items onscreen like photos, web pages, content from Apple Music or Apple Podcasts, Maps locations, and more. For example, just say “Send this to Vivek” and Siri will send it. If the item cannot be shared, Siri will offer to send a screenshot instead.

Refer to contacts onscreen
Siri can now use onscreen context to send a message or place a call. For example, if you’re looking at a contact in the Contacts app, a conversation with someone in Messages, or a notification of a message or missed call from someone, you can say “Message them I’m on my way” and Siri will send it to the appropriate contact.

Maintaining context
Siri is even better at maintaining context between requests, so you can conversationally refer to what you just asked. For example, after asking “Is Glacier National Park still open?” you could ask “How long does it take to get there?” and Siri will make the connection.

Announce Notifications
Siri automatically announces Time-Sensitive incoming notifications on AirPods. You can also have notifications that are not Time-Sensitive enabled for any app through Settings.

Announce messages in CarPlay
Siri can announce incoming messages in CarPlay. You can turn announcements on or off when a message is read and Siri will remember your preference. Or you can set announcements off or always on through Settings.

Control smart home accessories at a specific time
You can ask Siri to control a HomeKit accessory at a specific time. For example, say “Hey Siri, turn off my bedroom lights at 7 PM” or “Hey Siri, turn off all the lights when I leave”.

Neural text-to-speech voice in more languages
The latest neural text-to-speech voices are now available in more languages: Swedish (Sweden), Danish (Denmark), Norwegian (Norway), and Finnish (Finland).

Mixed English and Indic language support in Siri
Ask Siri to play your favorite song, call a friend, and more using a mix of Indian English and your native language. Nine languages are supported: Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Punjabi.

Apple ID:

Account Recovery Contacts
Choose one or more people you trust to become an Account Recovery Contact to help you reset your password and regain access to your account.

Digital Legacy program
The Digital Legacy program allows you to designate people as Legacy Contacts so they can access your account and personal information in the event of your death.

iCloud Private Relay
iCloud Private Relay is a service that lets you connect to virtually any network and browse with Safari in an even more secure and private way. It ensures that the traffic leaving your device is encrypted so no one can intercept and read it. Then all your requests are sent through two separate Internet relays. It’s designed so that no one — including Apple — can use your IP address, location and browsing activity to create a detailed profile about you.

Hide My Email
Hide My Email allows you to create unique, random email addresses that forward to your personal inbox so you can send and receive email without having to share your real email address.

HomeKit Secure Video
Connect more security cameras than ever to record, analyze and view your footage in the Home app. iCloud will store your recordings in an end-to-end encrypted format automatically so that only you and the people you choose can view it. None of the video footage counts against your iCloud storage — it’s part of your subscription.

Custom email domain
Personalize your iCloud Mail address with a custom domain name, and invite family members to use the same domain with their iCloud Mail accounts.

Even More:

Explore images with VoiceOver
Explore people, objects, text and tables within images in more detail with VoiceOver. Navigate receipts and nutrition label values intelligently in logical order. And move your finger over a photo to discover a person’s position relative to other objects within images.

VoiceOver image descriptions in Markup
Markup lets you add image descriptions that can be read by VoiceOver. Image descriptions persist even when shared and can be read in a range of supported apps on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Sound actions for Switch Control
Sound actions for Switch Control let you control iPhone with simple mouth sounds — such as a click, pop or “ee” sound — without the need for physical buttons, switches, or complex verbal commands.

Background sounds
Background sounds play balanced, bright or dark noise — or ocean, rain, and stream sounds — continuously in the background to mask unwanted environmental or external noise and help you focus, stay calm or rest. The sounds mix into or duck under other audio and system sounds as you use your device.

Per-app settings
Customize display and text size settings on an app-by-app basis. Bold or enlarge text, increase contrast, invert colors, add color filters, and more for only the apps you want.

Import audiograms
Import paper or PDF audiograms in Settings and quickly customize Headphone Accommodations to amplify soft sounds and adjust certain frequencies based on your hearing test results.

Magnifier app
Magnifier becomes a default app on iOS, so you can use your iPhone as a magnifying glass to zoom in on objects near you.

Accessibility Memoji
Memoji represents more of your look and style with new customizations, including oxygen tubes, cochlear implants, and a soft helmet for headwear.

New Voice Control languages
Voice Control adds new language options including Mandarin Chinese (China mainland), Cantonese (Hong Kong), French (France), and German (Germany). These languages use Siri speech recognition technology for incredible accuracy as you dictate your commands.

App Library
Reorder Home Screen pages
Personalize your Home Screen by reordering pages.

App Store
In-app events
Discover timely events within apps and games — such as a game competition, a new movie premiere, or a live-streamed experience — right on the App Store. Events are discoverable in editorial curation and personalized recommendations on the Today, Games, and Apps tabs, in search results, and on the app product page.

App Store widget
See the stories, collections, and in-app events from your Today tab right on your Home Screen.

Augmented Reality
RealityKit 2
Apply custom shaders, add post-rendering effects and build more immersive AR experiences with RealityKit 2 — Apple’s 3D rendering, physics and spatial audio engine built from the ground up for AR.

Search redesign
Search results come up as soon as you start typing and will correct spelling mistakes. Enjoy personalized showcases of top books and genre collections within your results.

Improved Panorama captures
Panorama mode in iPhone 12 models and later has improved geometric distortion and better captures moving subjects while also reducing image noise and banding.

Zoom in QuickTake video
Swipe up or down while taking a QuickTake video to zoom in or out.

Select from UPI payment apps in India
Choose from up to 10 of your most recently used UPI payment apps when you scan UPI QR codes using the Camera app for merchant payments.

Announce messages in CarPlay
Siri can announce incoming messages in CarPlay. You can turn announcements on or off when a message is read and Siri will remember your preference. Or you can set announcements off or always on through Settings.

New dictionaries for India
Bilingual dictionaries for India include Urdu–English, Tamil–English, Telugu–English, and Gujarati–English.

New thesaurus and idiom dictionary for China mainland
There’s a new Simplified Chinese thesaurus with synonyms and antonyms as well as a dictionary of idioms.

New dictionaries for Hong Kong
Dictionaries now include a Traditional Chinese–English Dictionary of Cantonese colloquialisms and a Traditional Chinese dictionary of Standard Mandarin with Cantonese pronunciations.

Find My
Live locations for family and friends
See your family and friends’ locations with continuous streaming updates. This provides an immediate sense of direction, speed and progress when viewing people’s locations.

Locate when powered off
Locate your devices using the Find My network for up to 24 hours even after they have been turned off. This can help you locate a missing device that may have been turned off by a thief.

Locate after erase
The Find My network and Activation Lock can locate your device even after it has been erased. To help ensure that nobody is tricked into purchasing your device, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable and still yours.

Separation alerts
Enable separation alerts, and if you leave a device, AirTag or compatible third-party item behind, your iPhone will alert you with notifications and Find My will give you directions to your item.

Find My network support for AirPods
Use the Find My network to get an approximate location of your missing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. This will help you get within Bluetooth range so you can play a sound and locate them.*

Find My widget
Keep track of your friends and personal items right from the Home Screen with the Find My widget.

Game Center recent and groups invitations
Bring your most recent Messages friends and groups into Game Center–enabled games with the new multiplayer friend selector.

Game Center friend requests
See incoming requests in the Game Center friend request inbox. Navigate to the App Store or within your Game Center profile in a game.

Game highlights
With a press of the Share button, save a video clip of up to the last 15 seconds of gameplay using game controllers like the Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller or Sony PS5 DualSense™ Wireless Controller.

Game Center widgets
The Continue Playing widget displays your recently played Game Center–enabled games across devices. The Friends Are Playing widget helps you discover the games your friends play.

Focus for gaming
Choosing the Focus for gaming lets you stay fully immersed in your game by filtering out unwanted notifications.

Home keys
Using iPhone, simply tap to unlock a compatible HomeKit door lock for seamless access to your home.

Siri-enabled accessories
HomeKit developers will be able to enable Siri in their products through HomePod. You can easily and securely ask Siri to send a message, set a reminder or broadcast an Intercom message to the family from more devices in your home.

Package detection
Using HomeKit Secure Video, your security cameras and video doorbells can now detect and notify you when a package has arrived.

Inclusive Language
Choose your term of address
Choose your term of address for Spanish to make your device feel more personal. In Language & Region settings you can choose how you would like to be addressed throughout the system: feminine, masculine or neuter.

Magnification loupe for text cursor and selection
Select exactly the text you want with an improved cursor that magnifies the text you’re looking at.

Vietnamese VNI and VIQR keyboards
Type in Vietnamese using VNI and VIQR, two of the most popular input methods.

QuickPath language expansion
New languages that support QuickPath include Dutch, Swedish and Vietnamese.

New keyboard layouts
New keyboard layouts for Ainu, Amharic, Assyrian, Fula (Adlam), Igbo, Navajo, Rohingya and Tigrinya offer more language options.

Enhanced 10-key layout for Chinese Pinyin
The enhanced 10-key layout includes improvements that let you quickly switch to QWERTY, access symbols more easily and type words that share the same keys with greater accuracy by allowing you to select the exact Pinyin for more than just the first syllable in the phrase.

Suggestions for Cantonese and Shanghainese
Type words and phrases in Cantonese and Shanghainese more easily when using the Simplified Chinese keyboard.

Smart Replies for Hindi
Smart Replies now support Hindi and Hindi (Latin).

Keyboard Dictation
On-device dictation
On-device dictation is now available in more regions and languages, including Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US), Turkish (Turkey) and Yue Chinese (China mainland).

Continuous dictation
With on-device dictation, you can dictate the text of any length without a timeout (previously limited to 60 seconds).

Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
Listeners with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max can now get an even more immersive experience of Dolby Atmos music with Apple’s dynamic head tracking.

Shared with You
See all the music your friends have shared with you in one place, right in the Music app. And when browsing music, quickly jump back to Messages to keep the conversation going.

Photo Memories
Bring memories to life with Apple Music. Select tracks from your library or from the catalog to create the perfect soundtrack to accompany your memory and share it with your friends.

Use SharePlay in FaceTime to listen to music together in real-time. You can pick out songs with your friends, and everyone can pause, rearrange or skip tracks in the SharePlay queue.*

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