iOS 16 adds unit conversion to Messages and more

iOS 16 will bring a handful of new features. While the revamped Lock Screen is the goal for people to update to the new operating system in a few months, Apple is adding a lot of cool features that will make everyday iPhone use even better. One is the ability to use built-in unit conversion for messages, notes, email, calendar, and more.

As highlighted by Shortcuts attorney and editor-in-chief of MacStoriesFederico Viticcia, on Twitter, iOS 16 features built-in “everywhere, including messages” unit conversion. With that, you can understand what your foreign friend or colleague has sent you in a different unit of measure.

The featured image above shows a conversation between 9to5MacIt’s Laura Rosenberg and me. When I say it’s 18º Celsius in São Paulo, all she has to do is tap the message to see that I meant 64º Fahrenheit.

The same goes for currency, weight, volume, distance and time zones, in which the latter also allows you to create an event, reminder or show in the calendar. The best thing about this iOS 16 feature is that it always shows your time zone, currency or temperature preferences. It works in all Apple apps.

iOS 16 Notes unit conversion

This built-in feature should be available to public testers next month when Apple releases a new beta version of iOS 16. Around September, the company will release this new operating system to all users.

It allows you to use some other great features like the ability to remove the background from an image and share it on Messages, WhatsApp, Twitter or whatever you want.

iOS 16 is packed with new features, and while they aren’t available to all users, there are cool apps that can help you by making your life easier. Last year, 9to5Mac covers Morpho, an app that converts just about any measurement in real time, and it’s very useful. Read more about it here.

What is your favorite iOS 16 feature so far? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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