Images of 16 on iPhone screens to represent iOS 16

iOS 16 Photos: 7 new features coming to your iPhone

The Photos app in iOS 16 gets some big additions that Apple has been announcing since it previewed the software update in June. But a handful of small changes to the photo browsing and editing app on your iPhone are meant to introduce new ways to organize and adjust images once the full iOS 16 update arrives in the fall.

iOS 16’s marquee change to Photos is iCloud Photo Sharing Library, a new addition that promises to make sharing and editing pictures with family members a more seamless affair. However, we’ve already shown you how to set up a Shared iCloud Photo Library, as it’s likely to be one of the first features you’ll try when you download the iOS 16 public beta.

Similarly, one of the most impressive additions to iOS 16 in general is the ability to theme a photo out of its background so you can paste it into other apps installed on your iPhone, like Notes, Messages, and Mail. However, the feature is tied to iOS 16’s updated visual search capability, and while it will primarily pull a theme from photos stored in your photo library, it can also do the same for images in Safari and QuickLook. as screenshots, as I found when working on my iOS 16 beta hands-on.

Hidden features of photos in iOS 16

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Another High Profile Photos addition in iOS 16 takes advantage of Live Text, the capability Apple introduced last year that lets you tap text on still photos to copy it or perform quick tasks like address searches, phone calls, or web browsing. iOS 16 Live Text extends the feature to text included in paused videos, and we’ll show you how to copy text into a video with Live Text.

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