Finally, with the announcement of iOS 10, Apple’s mobile operating system brings a slew of new features, as focused on the big changes and redesigns. One of which would be the memory optimization that could possible change how you use your iPhone. Discovered inside by those using iOS 10 beta 1.
The iOS 10 update is available in beta 1 for registered developer on Apple Developer Program, allowing early adopters to update and take a closer look at what’s new. A public beta will be available in July, followed by an official launch in the fall.
Apple although neglected to mention in greater detail on stage what iOS 10 features include during its WWDC 2016 keynote, there are almost 65 hidden/secret features that includes a new Wake Alarm in the Clock app, individualized read receipts, a new option in the Music app to optimize storage, and many other outlined below.
Remove Stock Apps
As expected the new version of iOS 10 enables users to delete the following built-in apps from the Home screen on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The opt-mentioned apps are now available as standalone downloads on the App Store, meaning that Apple can issue updates for each app independent of iOS update, which can be re-installed with your will, later on.
For Apple Watch users. If you have your smartwatch paired with your iPhone, removing an app from your Home screen also removes that app from your Apple Watch. Removing apps can impact related functionalities such as CarPlay and Notification Center widgets. Take it with a note of caution.
This is a new Bedtime tab which has been added to the Clock app with a Wake Alarm function. It can help you go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. When enabled, the recurring wake-up alarm will remind you when it is time to sleep, track how many hours you slept, and also provide detailed sleep analysis.
Individual Read Receipts
iOS 10 Tidbits also includes this new feature called Read receipts. This can be toggled on a per-person or per-conversation basis on iOS 10, rather than simply turned On or Off entirely.
Music Storage Optimization
iOS 10 will optimize storage on your iPhone by removing music that have not been played for a while now. User will be able to pre-define when the feature kicks in and how much music would you want to delete to make extra space. Currently, users can set up to 4GB (800 songs), 8GB (to 1,600 songs), 16GB (of 3,200 songs) and 32GB (up to 6,400 songs) installments.
It seems like this is somewhat a quick-free way to free-up some space on your iPhone, if it actually works. While those holding a 16GB iPhone will be welcome this feature, an increasing number of users have days are also opting for online music streaming services. It will be very happy if Apple could also bring the Optimized Storage feature from MacOS Sierra, which cleans more data than just stored music.
The iOS 10 is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus, iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, 4th-generation iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th-gen and 6th-generation iPod touch. iPhone 4s has been ditched to support iOS 10.
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