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How to enable ‘More Frequent Updates’ for Live Activities in iOS 16.2

 

 

 

A neat under-the-radar feature coming to iPhone with iOS 16.2 is the ability to customize Live Activities for “More Frequent Updates.” But even though the capability is valuable, you may not want it turned on for all available apps, more on that below. Here’s how to enable Live Activities more frequent updates on iPhone.

New Live Activities customization when the initial iOS 16.2 beta was released – which was before the feature showed up in Settings.

Now in the iOS 16.2 RC and public release that’s expected this week, you can find the toggle to turn on Live Activities “More Frequent Updates” on iPhone.

Here’s how Apple describes it: “Allowing more frequent updates lets you see more real time information, but can drain your battery faster.”

How to enable Live Activities more frequent updates on iPhone

  1. Make sure you’re running iOS 16.2 (install the free beta if you don’t want to wait)
  2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  3. Swipe down and choose an app with Live Activities support (using the TV app below)
    • Note: developers need to build support for the feature, so it may take time for the option to show up for third-party apps after the public iOS 16.2 release
  4. Choose Live Activities
  5. Tap the toggle next to More Frequent Updates
    • Live Activities will need to be allowed to see the new option
  6. Using the feature will drain your battery faster, so you may want to be careful how many apps you turn it on for

Here’s how it looks to find the feature for Apple’s TV app:

 

 

 

 

While the “More Frequent Updates” Live Activities option is showing up for Apple’s own TV app, I haven’t seen it show up yet for a third-party app. Expect developers to launch support for it over the coming weeks.

Interestingly, in the iOS 16.2 RC, More Frequent Updates is turned on by default for Apple’s TV app.

 

How to turn on end-to-end encryption for iMessage, iCloud, iPhone backups in iOS 16.2

 

 

 

 

Apple is launching a big security enhancement with iOS 16.2 that brings the long-requested feature of full encryption for iMessage in iCloud, iPhone backups, and eight other apps/categories. As part of the process, you’ll need to set up a recovery contact/key – here’s how to turn on iPhone end-to-end encryption for iMessage, iCloud, device backups, Notes, Safari, Photos, and more.

While end-to-end encryption (E2E) has been already present for Apple’s Messages, iCloud Keychain, Health data, and more, the update brings E2E to your Messages Backup (Messages in iCloud) your iPhone iCloud backup, iCloud Drive, Notes, Photos, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, Siri Shortcuts, Voice Memos, and Wallet Passes. Read more on the fine details in our full coverage and Apple’s support document.

How to turn on iPhone end-to-encryption for iMessage, iCloud backups

  1. Make sure you’re running iOS 16.2 (install the free beta if you don’t want to wait)
    • You’ll also need to update your Mac, iPad, HomePods, etc. to the latest update to use the feature
  2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  3. Tap your name at the top
  4. Now choose iCloud
  5. Swipe to the bottom and tap Advanced Data Protection
  6. Tap Turn On Advanced Data Protection
    • If you don’t have a recovery contact or recovery key set up, you’ll be prompted to do that first
  7. If you just finished setting up a recovery contact/key, head back to Settings app > iCloud > Advanced Data Protection and tap Turn On Advanced Data Protection
  8. Follow the prompts
  9. You may be asked to update your other devices signed into your iCloud account before you can enable the end-to-end encryption (E2E)
    • Alternatively, you can remove devices that are on old software to move forward with the process

Here’s how the process looks to turn on iPhone end-to-end encryption with Advanced Data Protection:

 

 

 

 

If you don’t have a recovery contact or key set up already, you’ll do that first:

 

 

 

 

After finishing the recovery contact/key setup, head back to the Advanced Data Protection screen and tap “Turn On Advanced Data Protection”.

One more thing to keep in mind, you may need to update your other Apple devices to the newest release to enable end-to-end encryption – or need to remove them from the main Apple ID screen in the Settings app.

 

 

 

 

What do you think about end-to-end encryption coming to Messages in iCloud, backups, and more? Will you be turning the feature on? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

Hands-on: How to use Apple Music Sing karaoke feature in iOS 16.2

 

 

 

 

After announcing its fun new karaoke feature yesterday, Apple Music Sing is live with the iOS 16.2 RC build. Follow along for a hands-on look at how to use Apple Music Sing karaoke including adjusting vocal volume, seeing the Duet view, and more.

iOS 16.2 is currently finishing its testing as a developer and public beta. The release candidate was made available today, so it won’t be long until it’s released to the public.

However, if you don’t want to wait for Apple Music Sing and other great features like a customizable always-on display for iPhone 14 Pro, major end-to-end encryption update, and more, you can learn how to install the free public beta in our full explainer:

What Apple Music Sing offers

  • Adjustable vocals: Users now have control over a song’s vocal levels. They can sing with the original artist vocals, take the lead, or mix it up on millions of songs in the Apple Music catalog.
  • Real-time lyrics: Users can sing along to their favorite songs with animated lyrics that dance to the rhythm of the vocals.
  • Background vocals: Vocal lines sung simultaneously can animate independently from the main vocals to make it easier for users to follow.
  • Duet view: Multiple vocalists show on opposite sides of the screen to make duets or multi-singer tracks easy to sing along to.

How to use Apple Music Sing karaoke feature in iOS 16.2

  1. Make sure you’re running the iOS 16.2 RC
  2. On your iPhone, open Apple Music and find a song you want to listen to
    • Apple Music Sing is also available on recent iPads and the Apple TV 4K (not on older Apple TV hardware)
    • Compatible devices include iPhone 11 and later, iPad 9/10, iPad mini 6, iPad Air 4/5, M1 and M2 iPad Pro
  3. After starting a song, tap the lyrics button (quotation mark icon) in the bottom left corner
  4. Now look for the microphone + stars icon (non-compatible songs won’t show the icon)
  5. After tapping the mic, Apple Sing is turned on
  6. Now you can drag to adjust the vocal volume and sing along with the beat-by-beat lyrics
  7. Tap the Sing icon to turn the feature off

Here’s how it looks to use Apple Music Sing:

 

 

 

 

For songs that include duets, you’ll see the special view automatically kick in with the different parts on the left and right sides of the screen:

 

 

 

 

What songs work with Apple Music Sing?

  • Apple hasn’t shared exactly what songs are compatible with Apple Music Sing
  • But the feature is launching with support for “tens of millions of songs”
  • For now, you’ll have to listen to a song and tap the lyrics button to see if it works with the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature
  • The feature is a bit buggy for some users at the moment with the pre-launch in the iOS 16.2 RC – e.g. the button showing up and disappearing for songs