iOS 16 Wishlist: Features MacRumors readers want to see in the next version of iOS


iOS 16 Wishlist: Features MacRumors readers want to see in the next version of iOS

There’s just over a week to go until the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, one of Apple’s biggest events of the year. We’ve heard surprisingly little about iOS 16 this year, so we’re in for some big surprises on June 6th.

iOS 16 feature wishlist mockup
While waiting for the keynote event, we thought we’d share some items from the iOS 16 wish list MacRumors Reader, because who knows? We could see some of these features in the next-gen version of iOS. Everything on this list comes from the iOS 16 discussion on the MacRumors forums


  • More control over the placement of app icons on the home screen
  • Option to hide or move the dock
  • Option to add more apps to the dock
  • Always on clock on lock screen
  • Customizable quick launch buttons to replace camera and flashlight
  • Dark mode icons
  • Split View on iPhone
  • A recent apps screen
  • Battery percentage in the status bar
  • Support for themes and a theme store

Widgets and Control Center

  • Lock Screen Widgets
  • Interactive/live widgets
  • Control Center API for third-party apps


  • Clear All button for notifications
  • LED indicator for notifications
  • Mac style browser notifications
  • Option to snooze notifications
  • Universal Notifications – Notifications are cleared from all devices when read on one


  • Scheduled texts in messages
  • RCS support for messages
  • Read receipts and tips indicator for message group chats
  • Option to delete all attachments in messages
  • Editing function for messages
  • Scheduled sending and snoozing in Mail
  • Equalizer settings for the Music app
  • Imprecise location sharing in Find My.
  • Find my location history
  • HomeKit guest mode
  • Better organization in settings, including submenu for third-party apps
  • Option to prevent a photo from syncing across devices


  • Different ringtones for each SIM card
  • Better budgeting tools for Apple Card
  • Lock folders/apps
  • Face ID authentication instead of CAPTCHAs
  • Standard keyboard haptic feedback
  • Option to share current Focus status (working, sleeping, etc.)

For the iPad

  • calculator app
  • weather app
  • Support for separate app windows
  • Support for multiple users

What is rumored

Early versions of iOS have been leaked over the past few years, giving us a pretty good idea of ​​what to expect. That’s not the case this year, and we only have a few details on what might be in iOS 16.

The iPhone 14 Pro models won’t have a standard notch, which means we could see some minor design changes, and there are rumors of Health app improvements such as: a drug management tool.

Unspecified notification updates are in the works, and we could see emergency satellite messaging capabilities and updates related to car crash detection. iPadOS 16 may get new multitasking features, and we could also see support for services Apple is working on, such as B. a hardware subscription service.

You can read a bit more about what could be coming in our dedicated iOS 16 roundup.

What else do you want to see?

Are you hoping for suggestions that aren’t on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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