Apple iOS 16.1 official version released, which includes iCloud Shared Photo Library, etc.

Apple released the latest version of iOS, iOS 16.1, today 25th of October. The iCloud Shared Photo Library has been introduced to make family photo sharing easier. In addition, live activities will support third-party apps.

Apple has released iOS 16.1, which includes iCloud Shared Photo Library, etc.

Furthermore, the wallet will be strengthened and support for the smart home standard "Matter" will be added.

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The main updated contents are as follows.

IOS 16.1

iCloud Shared Photo Library

  • Up to 5 people can share photos and videos in separate libraries at the same time
  • When setting up or joining a library, easily select photos to add to the shared library based on the start date or people in the photo Yes

Library filters let you quickly switch between viewing shared, personal, or both libraries

Editing and shared permissions allow all participants to add, edit, and favorite. Captions can be added and deleted.

  • By switching the sharing settings in "Camera", you can add the photos you have taken to the shared library as they are, or when other participants are detected nearby via Bluetooth. You can choose whether to enable automatic sharing settings

Live Activity

  • Live activities from third-party apps can be displayed on the iPhone 14 Pro model's Dynamic Island and lock screen.


  • Securely share keys for cars, hotel rooms, and more in your wallet using messages and messaging apps like WhatsApp.


  • Compatible with the smart home connection standard Matter, allowing various home accessories to be linked between ecosystems.


  • Reader controls automatically disappear when you start reading

Bug fix

  • The problem that deleted chats may be displayed in the chat list of "Messages" - Problem

That Dynamic Island content is not displayed when using Easy Access - Problem

That CarPlay may not be connected while using VPN App

IPadOS 16.1 is also available today (Thursday).


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