IOS 16.2 is Out With iCloud Backups, Photos, and Other Data: The Freeform app, the new Apple Music Sing app, and the restoration of external display compatibility for M1 and M2 iPad Pro tablets are just a few of the many new features introduced in Apple’s iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 releases.
In many cases, updates are only concerned with fixing minor bugs and shoring up security. Recently released versions of Apple’s iOS and iPad, however, have a plethora of new features and capabilities that are sure to delight iPhone and iPad users. Apple finally published iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 on December 13, 2022, after beta testing for almost a month.
The Freeform app for Apple’s iOS, iPad OS, and macOS Ventura 13.1 is one such example of a new addition. This program introduces a completely novel method for teams to work together. Users may collaborate on a single project at the same time within the app, with all changes being instantly shared with everyone involved.
You may use this software for a wide variety of purposes, including but not limited to drawing, creating mood boards, and coming up with new ideas.
The new Apple Music Sing function was also much awaited and is part of this release. For those who want to sing along with their favorite songs on the go, Apple Music Sing makes it possible to view lyrics on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV in real-time.
There are choices for backing voices, a duet view for songs with two vocalists, and the ability to adjust the primary singer’s volume in real-time, among other things.
The upgrade isn’t only about adding fancy new functions to Apple products, though. A new feature of this update is an extension of Advanced Data Protection that allows for end-to-end encryption of a wider variety of data types. This new feature is enabled by default and can be used to secure your iCloud backups, iMessage backups, iCloud Drive information, Notes, Photos, and more.
iOS 16.2 is out, which adds end to end encryption for iCloud backups, photos, and other data, but only if you opt-in. if you use iOS, update and opt in now!
— suzuha⚡️🌙 (@dystopiabreaker) December 14, 2022
Many iPad Pro M1 and M2 owners have undoubtedly been eagerly awaiting the restoration of compatibility with an external display. MacRumors reports that this was done with iPadOS 16 so that Stage Manager could be made available on the A12X and A12Z iPad Pro devices.
However, with the 16.2 updates, the feature is back, and it also includes the ability to drag and drop a window from the iPad to the external display.
In addition to the aforementioned, 16.2 also includes the following new components and improvements:
- You’ll have the option to turn off the Always On display’s background and notifications.
- It is now the default for AirDrop to be limited to your Contacts only.
- Two new widgets for the Lock Screen have been added: a Lock Screen Sleep widget and a Lock Screen Medication widget.
- Improvements to the iPhone 14’s Crash Detection software.