New Siri Features in iOS 16.2 & Black History Month Celebration

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You will get two new exciting features in Siri and like every year Cupertino Giant Apple is celebrating Black Month with the launch of the new Black Unity Sport Loop’ a watch band, a watch face, an iPhone Wallpaper, and more.

New Features to Check with Siri in iOS 16.2 Update

If you are not living under a rock or in a cave, you might already know about the virtual assistant ‘Siri’ and its use cases if you are an iPhone user. Right? Like, you can use it to assist you with a variety of things, including creating reminders and sending messages as well as offering answers and instructions. Siri is built to be conversational and that you can converse with it just like you would a natural person is one of its many wonderful features.

You can order Siri to tell you a joke, call a buddy, send a message, set a reminder, or play music. You can use it to do several other things, such as check the weather, make reservations, and book rides, thanks to its integration with many other apps and services.

Overall, it is a fairly useful tool to have on hand and can help you finish a task quickly while also saving you a ton of time and hassle. But you know what is more interesting? With the all-new iOS 16.2 update, Cupertino giant, Apple recently added a few more tricks you can do with Siri.

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You can utilize the new Siri features on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, but only the newer models(iPhone XS or newer) receive these modest upgrades, and you need iOS 16 or later, the most recent version of iOS 16.2, to enable Siri to carry out these functions. Let’s learn more about these additional abilities Siri has now.

With Siri, You can now Insert Emojis into Texts

With the most recent enhancements to its features, Siri has simply become more practical. Emojis may now be quickly added to your texts using Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Say the message you want to send, the name of the emotion you wish to convey, and then add the term “emoji” at the end. For instance, if you say “I’m very happy! happy face emoji,” Siri will enter the emoji for you. Make sure your device is on the most recent iOS update and has at least iOS 16.2 installed to benefit from this feature.

Restart your iPhone without touching it

Yes, you read it right. You can now restart your iPhone without even touching any buttons. Forcing a restart on your iPhone used to be a hassle, with multiple steps involved whether it was through button combinations or the settings app. But now, with Siri’s new update, all you have to do is say “Hey Siri, restart my phone” and it will do it for you, making the process quick and easy.

With the latest iOS(iOS 16.2) update, Siri has the power to do it all with just a simple voice command. Simply activate Siri with “Hey Siri” and say “restart my iPhone” and Siri will confirm your request before restarting your device. No more hassle and frustration, just a quick and easy fix with the help of Siri.

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Apple Is Celebrating Black History Month With the Launch of the ‘Black Unity Sport Loop’ Watch Band and More

Every year Apple traditionally celebrates Black History Month, an annual observance in the United States and Canada during February to recognize the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the country. The company uses its platforms, including the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Books to feature the work of black creators and artists, and has also curated special collections of apps, music, and books that highlight the contributions of black people throughout history.

For this year’s celebration, Apple has unveiled some initiatives to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black individuals and communities. This includes the release of a new Black Unity Sport Loop for the Apple Watch, a matching iPhone wallpaper and watch face, curated collections on Apple Maps, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts, and other special features and events throughout the month.

Apple watch

Apple Watch and iPhone

Apple Watch and iPhone

In honor of Black History Month, Apple has unveiled a new Black Unity Sport Loop, watch face, and iPhone wallpaper. The mosaic-inspired patterns pay respect to the Pan-African flag by utilizing the colors red, green, and black. Geometric patterns in the colors black, red, green, and yellow are present on the Unity Mosaic watch face and change as the minutes pass. There is also a Unity wallpaper for the iPhone lock screen.

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App Store

App Store

A new Unity Sport Loop for Apple Watch, a watch face that matches the iPhone background, and apps and games that support Black communities in gaming, banking, and are all part of Apple’s celebration of Black History Month. The app store will also highlight applications that promote financial wellness, address housing inequality, and honor fifty years of hip-hop subculture.

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Apple Music

Apple Music

Apple Music will emphasize the many ways in which Black artists have shaped and influenced culture and music, highlighting their contributions in areas such as improvisation, reinvention, and healing across all genres. They will highlight the contributions of Black artists on Apple Music with playlists like ‘For Us, By Us’ that showcase resilience and resistance.

Apple TV App

Apple TV App

The Apple TV app will feature curated collections of series and films, handpicked by Dr. Jelani Cobb, a renowned journalist and dean at Columbia University, with a theme of “The Matter of Black Lives.” These collections will delve into stories that highlight themes of “Freedom in Black,” “The Mosaic,” and “Love in Spite Of,” and offer viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Black experience.

Apple News

Apple News

Apple News will feature a variety of content about the Black experience in America throughout the month, including interviews, articles, and audio stories from top journalists and Black-led newsrooms such as Capital B, NewsOne, Essence, and Howard University’s The Hilltop. These curated collections will offer diverse perspectives and in-depth analyses of the topic.

Apple Books

Apple Books

By highlighting its selection of works by Black authors, Apple Books will provide listeners and readers with a wide selection of audiobooks and books in a variety of genres.

Apple Fitness +

Apple Fitness

Fitness Plus is getting in on the Black History Month celebration by offering new workouts that feature playlists honoring Black musicians, as well as a meditation session led by trainer Joanna Hardy, specifically created to commemorate the occasion.

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To Wrap This Up

So, this wall is all about Siri’s new capabilities and the way Apple is celebrating Black History Month this year in Feb 2023. And for a such daily dose of tech news and for troubleshooting guides and tips & tricks related to Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

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