Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 16.4 for developers. The opportunity to see what the next new iPhone will be. About 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 launch of iOS 16. Apple continues with its update cycle since we are already on iOS 16.4, currently in beta. In addition, the third beta for developers has been published. Enough to test the new features that will be officially rolled out 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, which is used to make emojis compatible between operating systems. Among the additions are: donkey, jellyfish, comb, palms and new heart colors“, note BGR .
Another addition of this beta version: push notifications from websites. Sites added to the home screen can now send you notifications. They can also display badges, a badge is the little red circle that appears at the top right of an app icon, to let you know that you have notifications to check.
The media BGR it 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 full screen popup to appear. The Playlists menu also shows the smaller cover art. »
We will officially know the consumption of the “always-on” mode of the iPhone
Also, the modealways active it will get better somehow. The one on the iPhone is quite special: it still shows the lock screen, just in less light. In addition, the screen benefits from LTPO technology, which reduces the screen refresh rate and therefore saves battery power. However, this mode always activeit still consumes more power when activated. With the beta 3 of iOS 16.4, we already know the consumption of thealways activeduring use.
In the settings application, you can check details about the consumption of the mode: what to know if you want to continue using it or not. As noted9to5Mac, 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 comes down to 14% less battery life in the same period.
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