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iOS 16.4 is here and it adds loads of new emojis, Voice Isolation, and more

By Kenny Yeo - on 2 Apr 2023, 11:43am

iOS 16.4 is here and it adds loads of new emojis, Voice Isolation, and more

Note: This article was first published on 28 March 2023.

(Image source: 9to5 Mac)

Apple has just released iOS 16.4 and, as far as iOS updates go, this one is pretty significant as it adds a number of new features.

The big news is obviously the 21 new emojis which include animals like the moose, jellyfish, and goose, and symbols like a pink heart and the W-Fi symbol.

Calls will also get better with Voice Isolation feature which you enable to reduce background noise. Voice Isolation has been available for FaceTime for a while now and Apple is finally bringing it over to cellular voice calls.

Another major update is that Safari web apps will now be able to send you push notifications and will now display badges which means they behave more like native apps.

Of course, there are loads of other updates so here are the full iOS 16.4 release notes from Apple:

  • 21 new emoji including animals, hand gestures, and objects are now available in emoji keyboard
  • Notifications for web apps added to the Home Screen
  • Voice Isolation for cellular calls prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you
  • Duplicates album in Photos expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app
  • Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected
  • Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device
  • Addresses issues where Matter-compatible thermostats could become unresponsive when paired to Apple Home
  • Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

To update your iPhone to iOS 16.4, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update

Source: 9to5 Mac

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