As we mentioned in its time, WWDC should not be confused with an isolated event. Every day, throughout the week of its duration, Apple presents new features, improvements and changes in all operating systems. Sometimes it’s the little details, but the details that clearly make the difference. Let’s review the Latest news found in brand new operating systems.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
- New migration app for Android: With the arrival of iOS 15, the “Move to iOS” application, which allows you to transfer information from Android to a new iPhone, will allow you to transfer photo albums, files and even accessibility settings. An improvement in the startup experience in the Apple world.
- The old selector returns: With iOS 14, Apple replaced the time picker in apps with a new version. A version that was loved and hated in equal measure, but now withdrawn to revert to the old system with a touch of novelty. You can use the circular selector, by sliding on it, but the keyboard also appears ready to be able to enter the time directly.
- Customizable text size application by application: Starting with iOS 14, we can change the text size from the control center. Until now, this control applied to the whole system, but starting with iOS 15, we can choose to have an effect only on the application we are in.
- Add apps to the Home screen from Spotlight: Instead of having to drag apps to different pages or from the app library, we can now drag them from system search.
- Fewer screenshots in the App Store: Screenshots of the app are displayed under each result in the App Store search results. In iOS 15, when a certain app is already installed on our device, it hides the captures to take up less space, be less visible and shorten the list of results.
- New secure clipboard: With iOS 15, apps can implement a clipboard access system that doesn’t access it until we’ve pasted the content. When this measure is implemented, the mention “Pasted from application X” disappears. A small change that will give us the assurance that applications do not indiscriminately access the content that we copy and paste.
ICloud + Private Relay in action on the left in Safari. On the right, Brave Third Party, which displays the original IP address. pic.twitter.com/rrPp4cGuNj
– David Bernal Raspall (@ david_br8) June 10, 2021
- 15-second game recording: By pressing the corresponding button on the game controller we are using, our iPhone or iPad now allows us to record 15 seconds of gameplay. Perfect for sharing our victory in whatever we play.
- Automatic management of widgets in stacks: In iOS 15, the system can add or remove widgets from a Smart Stack automatically depending on the context we are in.
- Mirroring apps on the Home screen: We can place all the copies we want of the same app on the home screen. We simply drag and drop it from the app library. We don’t know if this is an error, if not, we understand that different app pages may share the same apps, which is page customization in Focus mode.
macOS 12 Monterey
- The target display mode is back: Thanks to macOS Monterey’s AirPlay system, we can now use the screen of any Mac as the extended screen of another computer. A system that can also be used by cable and that fills the gap left by the Target Display mode.
- Passwords in System Preferences: In addition to Safari preferences, we can now access iCloud Keychain passwords through a dedicated section in System Preferences.
- Remove content and settings: From Monterey, we can remove content and settings from our Mac just like we do on our iPhone or iPad. With content encryption, content can be erased securely and instantly by destroying encryption keys. This feature is not available in the beta version.
- Resizing windows between screens: Now the windows that we drag between screens, when we use more than one from our Mac, are automatically resized to fit the size of the monitor. A small adjustment that will avoid manual resizing.
Nothing more? Not at the moment, but we are still studying all the possibilities of the new operating systems. Some operating systems that are also in beta have a lot of room for change. We will see what else we will find out.