Hands-on: 75 new features in iOS 10 [Video]

75 iOS 10 features video walkthrough

On Monday Apple unveiled the highly-anticipated software update for the iPhone and iPad. As expected, it’s a huge release that brings a bevy of new and exciting features to the table.

In the following video walkthrough, we take a look at 75 of the features and changes found in iOS 10. Some of the features covered are obvious changes, and some are more surprising.

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Here is an itemized list of the features covered in the video. Not every change is included here, but I spent some extended time (30+ minutes!) commenting on the various points that I chose to highlight. Consider this more of a high-level commentary, with more detailed low-level posts and videos to follow.

Topics covered

  • New iOS 10 wallpaper
  • New folder look and animation
  • Bolder typeface
  • Raise to Wake (Settings → Display & Brightness)
  • Remove stock apps
  • App Store ads
  • New smaller “back-to-app” button in status bar
  • Siri’s more prominent place in Settings
  • iCloud Drive Desktop folder
  • Shared Notes collaboration
  • Faster FaceTime connectivity
  • Watch app Face Gallery

Video walkthrough

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  • Separate Mail, Contacts & Calendars sections in Settings
  • Apple Pay via Safari Settings
  • Redesigned Contacts app
  • Video app playback quality on Wi-Fi and cellular
  • Redesigned Control Center
  • AirPlay Mirroring now called AirPlay Screen
  • Separate media and AirPlay audio/video controls
  • 3D Touch on quick launch shortcuts in Control Center
  • Widgets no longer appear in Notification Center on Home screen
  • New widgets
  • View widgets using 3D Touch
  • Adding new widgets
  • Spotlight search history
  • Enhanced interactive notifications
  • Unlimited tabs in Safari
  • Safari Split View
  • New media attachment interface
  • Markup images
  • Inline video
  • Inline links
  • Digital Touch
  • Digital Touch for photos and video
  • Send with bubble effect
  • Send with screen effect
  • Tapback
  • App Store for iMessage
  • Tap to replace emoji
  • Send read receipts by conversation
  • Keyboard Contextual Predictions
  • New Keyboard click sound
  • Multilingual typing
  • Calendar Time to Leave/Location suggestion
  • Calendar Found Events
  • Conversation view in Mail
  • Mail filters
  • Side-by-side Mail compose iPad
  • Mailbox column
  • Suggested move folder for Mail
  • Most recent message at top (threaded messages)
  • Unsubscribe from mailing lists
  • Clock app Dark theme
  • Bedtime Wake Alarm
  • Redesigned chronograph stopwatch interface
  • 3D Touch Timer in Control Center
  • New Home app
  • Health app changes and videos
  • Activity app Share Activity
  • App Store Categories tab returns, Explore tab nixed
  • Music app features Split View on iPad
  • Automatically Download Music
  • Manage downloaded music
  • Optimize storage for music
  • Music app interface changes
  • Search photos by people and things
  • Photos app Memories tab
  • Photos app search enhancements
  • Edit Live Photos
  • Live Filters for Live Photos
  • Markup photos
  • Improved Auto Enhance in Photos
  • Brilliance adjustment slider in Photos
  • New News app icon and UI
  • Sort Favorites in News app
  • Maps app redesigned interface
  • Swift Playgrounds app

My overall thoughts about iOS 10 are highly positive. There’s so much to cover and digest that there’s simply no way to touch on all of the features found in this massive update in a single video or post. That said, we will be covering additional iOS 10 content in a series of upcoming posts, similar to this one.

What’s your favorite new change or feature in iOS 10? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts and opinions.

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