It is expected that Apple iOS 16 will roll out worldwide later this year and this update is already in testing phase via an early beta release. So, there are reports of some changes that weren’t announced during the WWDC opening keynote. One of the major tweaks include a new feature that will manage duplicate entries in the Contacts app. With iOS 16 installed, Apple will notify users when the Contacts app detects a duplicate entry and then give them the option to merge them into one, just like you do it on Android devices.
Well, this could be a huge benefit to people who somehow save different entries for the same person, often with different contact information between them. Now, there will be a quick and simple way to fix duplicate contacts. This functionality was not available with iOS 15 and hence there was no way to handle duplicate contacts as such – it was all a manual process.
Apple’s iOS 16 update was announced alongside macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 during Monday’s WWDC22 keynote. All updates are available to developers in beta form and will roll out to users this fall.
Apple’s iOS 16 Availability
“The developer preview of iOS 16 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today, and a public beta will be available to iOS users next month at beta.apple.com. New software features will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 8 and later. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages,” Apple wrote on its official website.