December 5, 2022

Personalize the lock screen:

Show off your favorite photos, choose colors and fonts, and add widgets. Just long-press on the lock screen, then tap Customize, or tap the “+” to create a new lock screen.

You can set your favorite photos as multiple lock screens at one time, and change them anytime, anywhere.

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Adapt the lock screen to the moment:

Link focus modes (such as Work or Personal) to the lock screen to adapt the look of your iPhone to your current state. Tap Focus Mode from the Lock Screen Gallery, then choose an item from a category.

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Reply later:

Mark messages as “unread” so that they can be freed to return to processing at a later time. Swipe right on the message, then tap the bubble icon.

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Re-edit the message:

Sending information too fast and accidentally making a mistake? Just press and hold the message, then choose Edit. If you want to undo it completely, choose Undo Send.

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Remove photo background with one click

Press and hold the subject of the photo to extract it from the background. Keep holding the subject while switching to another app to place it in items such as messages, memos, postings, and more.

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Support for recall emails

Sending too soon? In the built-in Mail app, you can tap the “Undo Send” button to change the email.

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