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Sep 15, 2012
iOS 10 "undocumented" features & changes


  • Travel time in Calendar now works with Transit
  • Lock on top of status bar when on lock screen
  • Modified opening/closing app animation
  • New folder view
  • New back link (arrow, app name)
  • Spotlight entries rounded
  • Individual read receipts
  • Notification Center - tapping Search is the same as Spotlight
  • Recent Searches in Notification Center
  • Ability to hide (not delete) most stock applications
  • Messages: New name initial icons
  • Camera: photo filters & swap camera buttons switched around
  • Health: New Calendar and Today view. Ability to add favorites.
  • New Siri Tab in Settings
  • New keyboard typing sound
  • Bedtime Alarm feature (Imgur Album)
  • (Supposedly?) Non-Removable Apple Music "For You", "Browse" tab EVEN Apple Music is off. Cannot rate songs in stock Music app.
  • Game Center dedicated app removed.
  • Every single third party app has a fixed "Share" 3D touch menu, as well as Safari webpage shortcuts.
  • You can now change the video playback quality in the videos app through settings when streaming from iCloud.
  • Unsubscribe from mailing list subscriptions
  • Parked car reminder in Maps
  • Flashlight has 3 different intensities via 3D Touch in Control Center
  • 3D Touch now works on searched apps and Siri suggested apps
  • Colour Filters now available in Settings>Accessibility>Display Accomodations
  • Security recommendations for joined WiFi Networks
  • Read receipts by conversation in iMessages
  • iCloud Drive Desktop folder
  • Air Quality Index for China
  • Faster Camera launch
  • Continuity Clipboard
  • Auto-correct improvements for Korean and Thai
  • Notes Collaboration
  • Unlimited tabs in Safari
  • Male and female Siri voices for Russia, Spain, & Italy
  • Definition dictionary in Danish
  • Live Photos stabilization
  • Markup in Messages
  • Side-by-side Mail compose iPad
  • Location suggestions in Calendar
  • New iPad Camera UI
  • Live Filters for Live Photos
  • Conversation view in Mail
  • Discover in iBooks
  • Improved Auto Enhance in Photos
  • Faster FaceTime connectivity
  • CarPlay app reordering
  • Split View in Safari on iPad
  • Rest & type iPad keyboard
  • Sort Favorites in News
  • iCloud Drive Documents folder
  • Bilingual dictionaries in Dutch & Italian
  • Apple Pay in Safari
  • Mail suggested move folder
  • Air quality in Maps for China
  • Found in Messages
  • Brilliance adjustment slider in Photos
  • Mail filters
  • CarPlay on ultrawide screens
  • Bedtime alarm
  • Siri for South Africa & Ireland
  • Definition dictionary in Traditional Chinese
  • Live Photos editing
  • Avoid tolls in Maps
  • Mailbox column
  • Faster attachment sending in Messages
  • Home Screen Icon in Hardware Keyboard App Switcher
  • Command "`" enabled to go reverse through Keyboard App Switcher
  • Long press on Safari Tab icon allows closing all tabs and open new tab
  • Continuity of Care Document (CCD) support in Health
  • Emergency Bypass feature added to Contacts Ringtone & Text Tone to bypass Do Not Disturb
  • Confirmation vibration when using the silent switch on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is now haptic feedback instead
  • Enhanced Data Detector in iMessage supports wider range of detectable input
  • Album art on lock-screen and control center becomes smaller when music is paused
  • Ability to view lyrics in the Music App if available.
  • A slow pull down on notification center give a two-step haptic feedback, stopping at the first pulse opens search instead of notification center
  • On the lock screen, the "Stop" button for alarms and timers is now a large button, offering a much larger touch target than hard-to-tap colored text from iOS 7-9.
  • The seconds hand on the clock icon has been changed from red to orange to match the new black/orange color scheme of the clock app.
  • PPTP VPN Removed
And for developers…
  • Contacts
  • Interactive Notifications
  • Cache Delete
  • Smart Card API
  • Window Tabs
  • SiriKit Payments
  • SiriKit VoIP calling
  • Camera sensor data
  • Live information
  • Recent addresses
  • SiriKit
  • SceneKit physically based rendering
  • SiriKit Messaging
  • iCloud for Developer ID
  • SiriKit ride booking
  • Xcode source editor extensions
  • ReplayKit Live
  • Book-a-ride extension
  • Live Photos editing
  • Apple Pay on the web
  • SiriKit photo search
  • iMessage apps
  • Smaller Xcode download
  • Xcode editor extensions
  • Maps extensions
  • Spam alert extension
  • HomeKit Air Purifier
  • Native VoIP experience
  • Xcode FPS gauge
  • Live Photos capture
  • iMessage extensions
  • Xcode thread sanitizer
  • Speech Recognition
  • HomeKit Doorbell
  • Reservations Maps extension
  • HomeKit accessories
  • HomeKit Air Conditioning
  • User notifications
  • VoIP extensions
  • Wide color
  • CarPlay Maps instrument cluster
  • Stickers
  • Grid View
  • HomeKit Camera
  • CloudKit sharing
  • RAW photo editing
  • SiriKit Workouts
  • Memory debugger
  • Pixar USD model support
  • Metal Tesselation
This post is for all you people with the developer betas to list little things you find besides those advertised on the iOS 10 subsection on Apple's website.
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macrumors regular
Sep 2, 2014
Pale Blue Dot
  • Lock on top of status bar when on lockscreen
Does that only appear when the device is password protected or no?

Edit: I installed iOS 10 and it only appears when passcode is enabled.
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macrumors G5
Oct 20, 2011
Austin, TX
if you delete the "Mail" app and you click on a link which would usually open Mail it tells you to re-install Mail so there is no way to pick another 3rd party mail app to open it with. super annoying but typical Apple
I wouldn't be surprised if they fix that in a later beta. On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't fix it on a later beta.


Sep 21, 2008
Lock sound is only working when key clicks is enabled. If you turn off key clicks, lock sound will not work even though it's on.


macrumors 604
Apr 30, 2013
Los Angeles
if you delete the "Mail" app and you click on a link which would usually open Mail it tells you to re-install Mail so there is no way to pick another 3rd party mail app to open it with. super annoying but typical Apple

They are allowing users to uninstall stock apps not pick "default" applications for certain functions. Besides a lot of 3rd party mail apps have an extension and share sheet to accomplish the same task.

Alonso Quijano

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2013
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What happens when you delete a stock app that has a place in Control Center

iOS 10 Beta 1 adds Display Accommodations settings with options to change color filters from Grayscale, Protanopia Filter, Deuteranopia Filter, Tritanopia Filter, or add a hue to the display. In this photo I made my iPad appear purple


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Feb 28, 2011


macrumors newbie
Dec 1, 2011
Can anyone check there is any "Persian" language keyboard in ios 10 please?


macrumors member
Jun 2, 2015
Stil no ApplePay in the Netherlands, no news, no quicktype and my mid 2009 MacBook Pro doesn't support MacOS sierra. :mad::mad:

But iOS 10 runs fantastic on my iPhone 6S.
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