Apple is set to deliver another iOS update today. With the iOS 16.1 update, iPhones will gain new features. It will also include software improvements, bug fixes, and new features. The upgrade will enable users to create an iCloud Shared Photo Library.

They will be able to access Apple Fitness+ without an Apple Watch, as well as provide Live Activity support for third-party apps. Apple has stated that the iOS 16.1 update will be available for both new and old iPhones – iPhone 8 and above.

Apple iPhone users will be able to subscribe to and access Apple Fitness+ with iOS 16.1, even if they do not own an Apple Watch. Fitness+ is a membership program with guided workouts and meditations that costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year for the uninitiated.


Notably, if you exercise on Fitness+ without an Apple Watch, you will be unable to access information such as calories burnt or real-time heart rate.

Clean Energy Charging will also be available in iOS 16.1. It will allow customers to optimize charging for periods when cleaner energy sources are available, minimizing your iPhone’s carbon footprint. Clean Energy Charging is a setting found in Settings> Battery> Battery Health & Charging.

Instead of a traditional shared iCloud album, iOS 16.1 will allow users to create an iCloud Shared Photo Library. Users will be able to invite up to five other people, for a total of six, to a library where they may all add, delete, and edit their favorite images and videos.

In addition, the Camera app will receive a new toggle that will allow users to choose whether or not to automatically send images to the shared library. Finally, the iOS 16.1 update will add a Live Activities feature for third-party apps, which will display information from sports games, ride-sharing apps like Uber, or updates on a food delivery order.

As a result, users can see how long it will take for dinner to arrive. The capability will be especially useful on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which have always-on displays that users can rotate to see new information.

iOS 16 is the 16th and most recent major edition of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system for its iPhone range of products. It was announced as the successor to iOS 15 on June 6, 2022, during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The first developer beta was released on June 6, 2022, shortly after WWDC, followed by the first public beta on July 11, 2022. On September 12, 2022, the public version of iOS 16 was released.

iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are extremely similar. It is the first iOS version to only support iPhones, following the removal of support for the seventh-generation iPod Touch.

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