What’s new with iOS 16.2?

5G in India

With iOS 16.2, iPhone users in India can enjoy using 5G with support for multiple carriers.


Freeform, a brainstorming app for jotting down notes, sketching, drawing, saving links, and more are now available.

Apple Music Sing

The karaoke feature ‌in Apple Music‌ provides real-time lyrics for the users to sing along. You get adjustable vocals and even a duet view for multi-singer tracks.

Advanced Data Protection

Now the end-to-end encryption is expanded to‌ almost all iCloud‌ backups, Message backups, and other apps. When turned on, even Apple can't restore your data if you lose your password, plus access to iCloud.com is also disabled.

New Home App Architecture

The revamped Home app now supports Matter smart home standard, along with making the app faster more reliable in performance.

Improved Always On Display

You can now disable wallpaper and notifications while using Always On Display, making only time or other enabled widgets appear on the screen.

Contacts Only AirDrop

AirDrop will now be restricted to Contacts Only by default, and you can enable it only for 10 minutes for everyone.

New Lock Screen widgets

You can now track your sleep data from the lock screen itself using the Sleep widget. Apple has also added a Medications widget that lets you know when you need to take medication.

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