The latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 have introduced feature called Double Tap, greatly improving one-handed usability. This convenient gesture empowers users to effortlessly answer calls, snap photos, navigate widgets, and execute various functions without fumbling for the Apple Watch screen or Digital Crown. Apple plans to roll out Double Tap with a forthcoming software update scheduled for October.
Google Photos now offers iPhone users the Locked Folder feature, previously exclusive to Android. This privacy-focused feature provides a secure space within the app, requiring iOS authentication such as Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode for access.
Apple iOS offers several features designed to protect eyes, such as Night Shift, True Tone, and Dark Mode. These can help mitigate blue light exposure and adapt screen brightness. iOS 17 introduces the proactive Screen Distance feature, addressing the challenge of prolonged device usage at close range. This optional feature sends a notification when the iPhone or iPad Pro is held too close to the eyes. The feature is aimed at reducing eye strain and the risk of nearsightedness, especially in young users.
Apple recently introduced the Multiview feature, enabling up to four live sports streams simultaneously. Unveiled in May 2023, Multiview on tvOS is exclusively available on Apple TV 4K devices and is not compatible with older models.
Apple's Family Sharing feature continues to evolve and expand with each iOS update. With iOS 17 or later installed, users can enjoy Family Passwords, which facilitates sharing of passwords and passkeys to trusted group members. Once implemented, all members can access the shared account credentials and share their own passwords to members of the group.