Firmware Update: Apple iOS 16.1

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Apple has version 16.1 of iOS released. From version 13, iOS is only suitable for the iPhone and the iPads have their own OS, with the main difference being the extra options to use the larger screen. In iOS 16, which is suitable for the iPhone 8 and later, we find, among other things, a new lock screen with widgets. Furthermore, messages can be edited up to fifteen minutes after sending, tabs in Safari can be shared with others and routes can be planned with multiple stops. Detailed information about iOS 16 can be found here this page are being found. The following improvements have also been made in version 16.1:

iOS 16.1

This update adds the shared iCloud Photo Library, which makes it easy to keep your family photos up to date. This version also adds support for third-party apps in live activities and includes other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

Shared iCloud Photo Library

  • Separate library for seamless sharing of photos and videos with up to five others
  • When configuring or joining a library, configuration rules make it easy to share photos from the past based on the start date or people in the photo
  • Library filters that let you quickly view the shared library, your personal library, or both
  • With shared edits and permissions, anyone can add, edit, favorite, caption, and delete photos
  • The share option in Camera allows you to send photos you take directly to the shared library or you can specify that you want the photos to be shared automatically when Bluetooth detects that other participants are nearby

Live activities

  • Live activities from third-party apps are available in the Dynamic Island and on the lock screen for iPhone 14 Pro models


  • You can securely share your car key, hotel room key, and other keys in Wallet through messaging apps like Messages and WhatsApp


  • Support for Matter, the new connectivity standard for smart homes that allows a wide range of smart home accessories to work together across different ecosystems


  • Reading controls are automatically hidden when you start reading

This update also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Deleted conversations may have appeared in the list of conversations in Messages
  • Dynamic Island material was not available when using Reachability
  • It may not be possible to connect to CarPlay when using a VPN app

Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. Information about the security aspects of Apple software updates can be found at this page:

Version number 16.1
Release status Final
Operating systems iOS
Website Apple
License type Freeware
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