Indian Iphone Users To Get 12 Extra Filters For Spam Text Messages

iPhone users in India will be able to better classify spam text messages with iOS 16 – according to the latest developer beta – as well as easily extract movie and train tickets using Apple’s AI assistant, Siri.

Apple has released the second developer beta of the 2023 iteration of its iPhone operating system, and according to a TechCrunch report, the Cupertino tech giant appears to have beefed up its SMS filters, particularly those related to junk messages.

The report states that the new update allows developers of third-party SMS filter extensions — such as Truecaller — or even the native message filter, to add 12 subcategories to the existing “non-personal” message categories, namely “Transactions” and “Promotions”.

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The 12 subcategories include finance, bill payment reminders, e-commerce orders, healthcare messages, government/local agency services, weather, network providers, credit/debit card rewards, and others under “Transactions,” while offers, coupons, and others can be added under the “Promotions” tab.

The report adds that Indian iPhone users will also get “extractable events” such as movie or train ticket booking messages from Message threads and Calendar inbox, making it easier to access and add them to Calendar and Apple. wallet.

When announcing iOS 16 on June 6, Apple announced new features for its iPhone-to-iPhone messaging service, iMessage. With iOS 16, users can edit a message up to 15 minutes after sending, retrieve a sent message, or mark iMessage threads as unread. While these aren’t radically new features, this is the first major redesign in iOS since reply-to-text, Animoji, and tapback (reply to individual messages with emoji).

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