Notifications are an essential part of our day to day with devices. Without having to enter to consult the information, we receive timely notice of certain changes and topics of interest. Some notifications that we receive from the apps installed on our iPhone, iPad or Mac and that allow us to disconnect from them and, at the same time, be informed.
One of the many changes planned for iOS 16 that hasn’t made it to the operating system yet is the ability to offer notifications directly in Safari from the web. An option that has already existed on the Mac for years and that would be a novelty on our iPhone or iPad. The feature I most want to see of those yet to come to iOS 16.
A small detail that makes a big difference
Many years ago, notifications were a novelty and when an application asked us for permission to send them to us —or even that was even longer— we said yes. The result has been significant saturation of notifications and, although we agree that not in all cases, a tendency to see them as something less positive than they really are.
Well configured and keeping only the ones that are important, the notifications they allow us just the opposite of what many people may think: disconnect from applications. It is not necessary that we go in to check news regularly, if you have not notified us, it means that there have been no news.
Until now, these notifications can only come from apps, but when web push notifications arrive in iOS 16, as announced during the last WWDC, the situation will change. And one might think, more notifications? In a certain way yes, but being able to receive updates from a website, let’s say Applesfera, without having to resort to a third-party app or a social networkit can be really useful.
Due to my profession, I must be aware of a lot of news and updated almost in real time on various topics. Being able to configure notifications for some websites without having to resort to anything other than Safari and being able to receive notifications on all my devices in a timely manner seems simply great to me. If, in addition, these are properly integrated with the concentration states to be able to decide from which sites to receive the notices at a given moment, even better.
I admit, it may be a detail that goes unnoticed by many, but of the seven new features that should be coming soon to iOS 16, this is the one I want to see the most. I admit that the fact that I use really few apps has a lot to do with it, but even if this is not the case, I find it really useful to be able to receive notifications without having to go through any app. Ideal to be informed without saturating ourselves.