iOS 16 with the upcoming update enables faster app installs through smart way. Knowing more.
iOS 16 is a big update for iPhone users and if you don’t already have it, go to Settings and install it immediately. A new customizable lockscreen, keyboard haptics, and the ability to edit messages are just some of the features iOS 16 excites us with. However, the upcoming iOS 16.1 update brings a feature that will please gamers and creators alike. With the iOS 16.1 update, your iPhone can now install the app data in the background before launching the app first.
The feature will work once an app installation is complete. This allows the app to run in the background and start downloading the app data and files. By the time you open the app, it will have downloaded most or all of the data. Therefore, you can start using your app without waiting for it to download the in-app data. The feature is also coming to macOS Ventura.
iOS 16 to install app data in the background
What remains to be seen is whether the feature will apply to games that need to download the in-app data separately. Titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, Asphalt 9 and Apex Legends Mobile can greatly benefit from this feature, especially when someone is upgrading from an old iPhone or moving to a new iPhone for the first time.
Aside from preloading in-app content, the iOS 16.1 update will also bring a number of other features. The lock screen customization feature is getting a major overhaul, allowing you to customize the lock screen or home screen individually. The battery meter is coming to the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini and will also get a refreshed icon. Live Activities are now being implemented, meaning you can track your food or Amazon delivery from the lockscreen, if the developers make use of the feature.
The iOS 16.1 update could be announced in October along with the iPadOS 16.1 update, the latter being the first annual update for iPads this year. The iPadOS 16.1 update introduces the Stage Manager feature for iPad Pro 3rd and 4th generation models, as well as the M1-powered iPad models from the current lineup.