New Update iOS 16.4 is out with new emojis, voice isolation for cellular calls, and more

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Apple has started rolling out a new feature update for modern iPhones that support iOS 16. Version 16.4 is now available for download, and it brings several features and improvements. As usual, those updating from iOS 15 (or even older) can check out what is new in the previous releases: 16.3, 16.2, 16.1, and 16.0.

What is new in iOS 16.4?​

Here are the changes waiting for users in the latest feature update for iOS:

This update introduces 21 new emoji and includes other enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for your iPhone.
  • New emoji: iOS now features 21 new emoji, such as animals, hand gestures, and objects.
  • Voice Isolation for cellular calls: Your iPhone can now prioritize your voice and block ambient noise during cellular calls, delivering a better experience for the person talking with you.
  • Notifications for web apps are now available on the Home Screen.
  • The duplicate detection feature is now available for photos and videos in iCloud Shared Photo Library.
  • Maps in the Weather app now support VoiceOver.
  • Your iPhone can now dim the brightness when a video contains bright flashes or strobe effects.
  • The update fixes a bug when Ask to Buy requests from children fail to appear on a parent's or caregiver's device.
  • The update fixes a bug when Matter-compatible thermostats stop responding when paired to Apple Home.
  • The update optimizes Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
 

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iOS 16.4 brings 21 new emojis, voice isolation for cellular calls, notifications for web apps on the Home Screen, duplicate detection for photos and videos in iCloud Shared Photo Library, and several bug fixes and security updates. The update also introduces the ability for the iPhone to prioritize the user's voice and block ambient noise during cellular calls, improving the overall call experience. Additionally, Maps in the Weather app now supports VoiceOver, and the iPhone can now dim the brightness when a video contains bright flashes or strobe effects.
 

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Thanks for the heads-up @Gandalf_The_Grey
A larger update this time: 1,8GB

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Why are 'new emojis' a big deal to Apple (its the first thing they talk about in their announcement of this update).

Aren't these just little faces/pictures etc? Unless you are under 10 years old, 'new emojis' are unlikely to be very interesting or useful !

Or is this me being old and grumpy?
 

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Anyone having keyboard lag when typing in safari web forms for example? I think it was there in 16.3 too, but it seems worse (iPhone 13).
 
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Why are 'new emojis' a big deal to Apple (its the first thing they talk about in their announcement of this update).

Aren't these just little faces/pictures etc? Unless you are under 10 years old, 'new emojis' are unlikely to be very interesting or useful !
Far from it.

Everyone in the world should be able to use their own language on phones and computers.

92% of the world’s online population use emoji in their communications – and Unicode defines the characters that make those human connections possible. These 3,600+ emoji represent faces, weather, vehicles and buildings, food and drink, animals, and more. From a technical perspective, inside the computer or phone, each is a sequence of one or more Unicode characters, but to the billions of users using emoji each day, they can express love, congratulations, ideas, culture, and much more.
 
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The 16.4.1 was released over the weekend this time (a bit unusual) to fix 2 serious vulnerabilities. One of them in the Safari engine WebKit which allowed remote code execution and the other one in IOSurfaceAccelerator, which could execute code with kernel privileges.

According to Forbes, the vulnerabilities have been exploited in-the-wild.

 

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