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5 Lesser-Known iOS 10 Features Everyone Was Waiting For

iOS 10 brings a host of new features to the iPhone and iPad. Major improvements are being made to the Messages app, Apple Music is getting an overhaul, and even 3D Touch has become more valuable. But Apple is also known for its unparalleled attention to detail.

Contents1. Collaborate on notes2. Enable/disable read receipts for individuals3. Edit Live Photos4. Quickly unsubscribe from emails5. Widgets on the lock screen

iOS 10's big tentpole features can't overshadow the smaller features and improvements across the board. So let's take a look at some of the smaller additions coming to iOS 10 which can all contribute to a much more enjoyable experience.

1. Collaborate on Notes

Apple's Notes app now supports team collaboration. Each note now has an Add People icon at the top that allows you to share the note.

The person(s) you share the note with will see it on their device, and then everyone can add and update the note collaboratively. Updates will be synced to iCloud so the note is kept current on all devices and for all contributors.

2. Enable/disable read receipts for individuals

A long-requested feature, you can now enable or disable iMessage read receipts per person. Previously, read receipts could only be enabled for all contacts or none.

To change whether you want a specific person to receive read receipts, go to the conversation in Messages. Then press the Info button at the top right. Just below the Do Not Disturb The feature is a new toggle for individual read receipts. You can return to this location in the future to change your setting for this person.

3. Edit Live Photos

In iOS 10, luckily you can now edit Live Photos. In iOS 9, if you attempted to edit a Live Photo in the Photos app, you would receive a warning that editing will remove the Live Animation and just leave a static photo.

There is no special way to edit a Live Photo in iOS 10, just tap the Edit button as you normally would (which is now in the bottom menu bar instead of the top), edit the photo and save it. The live photo remains intact.

4. Quickly unsubscribe from emails

Apple's Mail app in iOS 10 just got a little smarter. It can automatically detect when you have received an email that is part of a newsletter or subscription and immediately ask you if you want to unsubscribe. The message appears in small print at the top of the message. Just press Unsubscribe and the operating system will make a request to do so.

This won't correctly identify every email that is a newsletter - that's fine, but not this Well. Also, just because Mail sends an unsubscribe message doesn't mean the sender will always comply.

Tip: For even smarter controls over your email subscriptions, check out these great automatic mailing list unsubscribe tools.

5. Widgets on the lock screen

Widgets on iOS have seen what appears to be a slow evolution. First, it looked like Apple was completely against them. Next came Weather and Stock in Notification Center. When search moved back to the left of the home screen, we saw a few more widgets, and now they're in full swing on iOS 10.

Not only can you add and customize widgets to your liking under the search bar, but you can see them right from the lock screen. Just swipe from the left. The time will move to the right and it will show search and all your widgets.

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