New Update iOS 16.2 for iPhone Expected to Launch Next Week With These 12 New Features

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iOS 16.2 is expected to be released next week following nearly two months of beta testing. With last-minute additions like Apple Music Sing and Advanced Data Protection, the software update now has over a dozen new features for the iPhone.
 

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iOS 16.2 is out with Karaoke mode, Freeform app, encrypted iCloud backups, better AOD, more
iOS 16.2 is now available for download on compatible iPhones. Apple's latest "big" update delivers several new features and apps, giving users more capabilities, better security, and traditional bug fixes. If you have yet to update from iOS 15 (or even older), check out our articles covering what is new in iOS 16.0 and iOS 16.1.

What is new in iOS 16.2?​

Here are the changes in iOS 16.2:

  • Apple Music Sing. Apple Music has received a dedicated karaoke mode, allowing you to sing along with millions of your favorite songs. You can sing with the original artist, solo, or mix it up. Finally, the app now features enhanced beat-by-beat lyrics that let users follow along with the music easier.
  • Freeform. iOS 16.2 delivers a new app for creative collaboration on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Customers can draw on a flexible canvas using various tools and add files, images, stickers, and more.
  • Encrypted iCloud Backups. The latest iOS version adds end-to-end encryption support to more iCloud data categories (23 total).
  • Improved Lock Screen and always-on display. iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max customers can now hide the wallpaper and notifications on the always-on display. There are also new sleep and medications widgets for the Lock Screen (available on all compatible iPhones).
  • Game Center Updates. SharePlay now supports Game Center, allowing you to play multiplayer games with others during FaceTime calls. Also, the new Activity Widget is here to let you know what your friends are playing and their latest achievements.
  • Apple TV and Live Activities. The Live Activities feature allows you to follow your favorite teams and receive live scores on the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island (iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max).
  • Home. iOS 16.2 delivers communication reliability and efficiency between smart home accessories and Apple devices.
 

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Apple today released iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 to the public after more than a month of testing, and the update is a big one that adds a number of important new features. You'll want to upgrade right away for the new additions and for important bug fixes.

We've outlined all of the changes that are available in both iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.
 

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Awesome! I really like Apple's move to encrypt iCloud backups.
Yeah, me too. Once it’s available in NL :ROFLMAO:

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The iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates that Apple released today include fixes for more than 30 vulnerabilities, which is why it's a good idea to update as soon as possible if you have not done so already.

 

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