Apple iOS 16.1 update rolls out: iCloud Shared Photo Library, Clean Energy Charging and more released

  • iOS 16.1 update brings iCloud Shared Photo Library, Clean Energy Charging, Fitness+ to iPhones, and much more.
  • iOS 16.1 will be available to iPhone 8 and above models.
  • Users will have to manually tap the ‘Download and Install’ option from the Settings page to apply the iOS 16.1 update.

Apple has finally released a new iOS update, the much-talked iOS 16.1 and this brings new features. Additionally, the update also brings some improvements to the current software along with bug fixes and much more. The biggest addition to the update is the ability to allow users to create an iCloud Shared Photo Library. iPhone users will be able to access Apple Fitness+ without Apple Watch and bring Live Activity support for third-party apps, among others.

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The iOS 16.1 update will be available for iPhone 8 and above models They can check for the update by going to the settings app on the iPhone and then tapping on General. Users will have to manually tap the ‘Download and Install’ option to apply the iOS 16.1 update.


Apple iOS 16.1 released

The new iOS 16.1 update will allow users to subscribe to and access Apple Firtness+ even when they don’t have an Apple Watch. Fitness+ is a subscription service with guided workouts and meditations. The app will show metrics like calories burned or your real-time heart rate.

The update will also include Clean Energy Charging feature that will allow users to optimise charging for when cleaner energy sources are available. This helps to decrease iPhone’s carbon footprint. This can be selected in Settings > Battery > Battery Health and Charging.

The iOS 16.1 will allow users to create an iCloud Shared Photo Library instead of a standard shared iCloud album. This feature will let users invite up to five other people, or six in total, to a library where they can all add, delete, and edit their photos and videos.

There’s a new Camera app toggle which allows users to choose to send photos to the shared library automatically. There’s the Live Activities feature for the third-party app, which shows information from a sports game, ride-sharing apps like Uber, or food delivery orders. Users will be able to see how long it will for the order to come.

IOS 16.1 brings Key sharing that enables you to securely share a car, hotel room, and other keys in your wallet using messaging apps such as Messages and WhatsApp.