Reasons Why iOS 10 Is The Coolest iOS Ever Made; Features, Updates And More

Sep 14, 2016 05:26 AM EDT | Jomar Teves

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After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for anyone with a compatible device today. While you're probably going to want to set aside some time for playing around with the new software, these are (just about) all the additional tricks that iOS has learned in the last year.

Here are 5 things you can do with iOS 10 that you couldn't do before. 

Pick up your iPhone to see notifications

If you want to check on your notifications without pushing buttons, use the new 'raise to wake' feature built into iOS 10, which works exactly as it sounds.

Be more expressive with emoji

More than 100 new emojis have been included in iOS 10, according to Apple, so there's no excuse for not being able to find a small colorful picture to mirror your mood or emotions.

Launch the camera faster than ever before

Here's another lock screen-related tip. Whether you're using raise to wake to see the lock screen or pressed the Sleep/Wake button instead, a single swipe to the left gets you straight into the camera where you can start snapping away.

Use Siri with third-party apps

Apple made Siri available to app developers in iOS 10, so you can use the digital assistant to do more inside apps that haven't been coded by Cupertino. It will take some time for developers to add Siri integrations, of course, but apps that already have Siri functions built into them include LinkedIn, Slack, and Lyft.

Apple made Siri available to app developers in iOS 10, so you can use the digital assistant to do more inside apps that haven't been coded by Cupertino. It will require some time for developers to include Siri integrations, obviously, but apps that already have Siri functions built into them include LinkedIn, Slack, and Lyft.

Manage your smart home more intuitively

You most probably aren't using HomeKit to manage your smart home right now, but Apple isn't giving up yet. iOS 10 carries with it a new app called Home that's designed as a friendly way into your different HomeKit devices and settings. 

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