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10 lesser-known iOS 16 features to make work easier


Apple has allegedly finished development on iOS 16 as it prepares for an expected iPhone 14 launch event on Sept. 7. We’ve looked at some of the benefits the new mobile OS brings to enterprise professionals; what follows is a smattering of new features that should help you work more efficiently.

Quick Note on iPhones

You may already be familiar with Quick Note for iPad, but it is also available on iPhones with iOS 16. This should be invaluable for quickly grabbing thoughts, URLs, images, and other items on the go.

First, access Command Center and edit it to add the new Quick Note toggle (you only need to do this once). Once you’ve set things up, you can launch a new Quick Note by tapping the icon in Command Center. You can also share content directly into a Quick Note from within other apps such as Safari — just tap the Share icon and then choose Add to Quick Note. What’s useful about these Notes is that they automatically sync across all your other Apple devices logged into the same iCloud account. You can also lock notes using your iPhone passcode, which may be useful if not completely secure.

Remind later in Mail

Apple in iOS 16 introduces a new feature to remind you to revisit an urgent email. To use this, swipe left on the email, tap Later and then set the duration until you are reminded of that email — in an hour, tonight, tomorrow or on a schedule you set yourself. I really think this small feature is one of the best things in iOS 16, at least in terms of solving a problem most of us knew we already had.

Rich links in email

At last, we can add rich links in email. This lets you paste a URL into the body of the message, select it in the message and then choose Convert to Rich Link in the contextual menu that appears. The mail recipient will then see a rich link appear in their email, basically showing a preview of the page and just as you see in almost any other application you use today. 

Don’t send that email

It’s possible to unsend emails, just as it is possible to unsend Messages in iOS 16. This does not work by grabbing your email from the ether; instead, the practice consists of an automatic delay before the mail gets sent. You can set that Send Delay time in Settings>Mail, where you’ll find the new Undo Send Delay item. Set this for Off (if you never make an error), 10, 20, and 30 seconds. Now you get that chance you need before you say the wrong thing while trying to set up that critical deal.

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