Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 16.4 for developers. The opportunity to see what will be the next new iPhones. On the program: the consumption of the “always-on” mode, new emojis, web push notifications, etc.
The iPhone operating system continues to be refined since the release of iOS 16. Apple continues its cycle of updates since we are already at iOS 16.4, for the moment in beta. Moreover, the third beta has been published for developers. Enough to test the new features that will be officially deployed in the coming months.
New emojis and website push notifications on iOS
This new beta adds 31 emojis, which actually correspond to those added to the fifteenth version of the Unicode standard, used to make emojis compatible between operating systems. Among those added are: donkey, jellyfish, comb, clapping hands and new heart colors“, note BGR .
Another addition of this beta: push notifications from websites. Now, sites added to the home screen can send you notifications. They can also display badges, a badge being the small red circle that appears at the top right of an application icon, to let you know that you have notifications to check.
The media BGR also notes improvements to Apple Music and Apple Podcasts. For the first, for example, there is ” adding a song to the queue no longer causes a fullscreen popup to appear. The Playlists menu also shows the cover art smaller. »
We will officially know the consumption of the “always-on” mode of the iPhone
Also, the modealways-on will somehow improve. That of the iPhone is quite special: it continues to display the lock screen, simply in less light. In addition, the screen benefits from LTPO technology, which lowers the refresh rate of the screen, and thus saves battery power. However, this mode always-onstill consumes more energy when activated. With beta 3 of iOS 16.4, we now know the consumption of thealways-onduring its use.
In the settings application, you can consult details on the consumption of the mode: what to know if you want to continue using it or not. As noted9to5Mac, some comparative tests concluded that it absorbed up to 20% of the battery of an iPhone 14 Pro in 24 hours. If we remove the wallpaper from the iPhone, it drops to 14% less battery over the same period.
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