Among the changes brought to iPhones by the update to iOS 16 – available only in beta for the moment – Apple has notably made the Concentration mode even more powerful than previously. This is the case via integration with the new lock screens, which can now be customized.
This allows several major advances such as the possibility of associating one of these screens with one of your Concentration profiles . For example, you can imagine showing only the widgets of your company (your calendar, your e-mails and your pro apps) during office hours and, on the contrary, those of your family (photos, streaming, Messages) when you is at home.
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Along with this, Apple has also introduced filters available in many of its apps to begin with. Among them, Messages, where you can decide to only show conversations with such and such a contact depending on the time of day. Ditto for Mail, even if the solution is confused here with the advantages offered when creating an iCloud + account including the creation of aliases. Filters are also available in Calendar or in Safari, with the choice to deploy only certain tabs according to your needs.
Even better: third- party developers will be able to sort their content themselves this way, thanks to the new Focus filter API. However, the first results should not appear on the App Store before the fall, since it is only during this period that Apple intends to publish the final version of iOS 16 accessible to the general public.
Finally, iOS 16 also comes with an option to schedule the triggering of a Focus mode . It can thus be triggered when the iPhone's GPS detects that you arrive at a specific location, or according to a certain time. This will be very useful for athletes who want to be focused on their activity tracking or music playback apps during their cycling or running session.
To install iOS 16, you will need to be equipped with a second generation iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or later.