Not only that, but Apple decoupled the stock apps from the operating system for faster updates, and significantly enhanced iMessage, making it possibly the most full-featured secure chat app out there. That’s not all, however, as when we installed the iOS 10 Developer Beta 1 we noticed a veritable smorgasbord of even smaller, but svelte features that Apple didn’t have time to mention in the keynote, or list them on its website.
1. Clear All option for the Notification Center
No more, though, as iOS 10’s handy “Clear” button up top now gets rid of all notifications at once. Whew.
2. Close all tabs in Safari
Just long-press on the tab switcher in the bottom right of the Safari control strip, and there will be an option to shut down all of the currently open tabs at once.
3. Search moves to the Notification Center
4. New ‘Back to’ button
5. New App Store ad display
In iOS 10 (right), though, the App Store segregates the ad prominently with a blue background, and an “ad” tag next to the app’s name.
6. Avoid tolls or highways option in Maps navigation
7. Quick email filters
8. Flashlight intensity can be controlled with 3D Touch
9. Access preset handwritten notes by turning the chat box in landscape
It’s neat and personal, but with the small screen real estate on, say, the iPhone 6s, you won’t be able to write those long congratulatory phrases you might like. Easy, just turn the chat box in landscape mode, and you’ll have a much larger canvass to work with, not to mention a collection of preset handwritten notes to choose from.
10. Individual read receipts for iMessages
With iOS 10, however, you can toggle read receipts on or off by thread, like with the “Do Not Disturb” function. Just hit on the “Details” menu in the Messages app, and choose who will get read receipts from you, pretty great.
Together with the encryption, rich link previews, inline media playback and, well, stickers support, the individual read receipts setting now makes iMessage perhaps the most full-featured and user-friendly chat app of all the big names out there.