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

iOS 16 simulated for feature wishlist
While waiting for the main event, we thought we’d share a few iOS 16 Wishlist Items of MacRumors readers, because who knows? We might see some of these features in the next-gen version of iOS. Everything on this list is 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 dock
  • Clock always on on lock screen
  • Customizable quick-launch buttons to replace camera and flashlight
  • Dark mode icons
  • Split View on iPhone
  • A screen for most recently used apps
  • Battery percentage in 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 visual for notifications
  • Mac-style browser notifications
  • Option to snooze notifications
  • Universal notifications – notifications are cleared from all devices when read on one


  • Programmed texts in Messages
  • RCS support for messages
  • Read receipts and typing indicator for group chats Messages
  • Option to remove all attachments in messages
  • Edit function for messages
  • Scheduled send and repeat in Mail
  • Equalizer settings for Music app
  • Inaccurate 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
  • Better budgeting tools for Apple Card
  • Locking folders/applications
  • Face ID authentication instead of CAPTCHA
  • Keyboard haptic feedback
  • Ability to share current focus status (working, sleeping, etc.)

For iPad

  • Calculator app
  • Weather app
  • Support for separate application windows
  • Support for multiple users

what is the rumor

Over the past few years, we’ve had leaks of early versions of iOS, which gives us a pretty good idea of ​​what to expect. That’s not the case this year, and we only have a few details about what might be included in iOS 16.

The iPhone 14 Pro models won’t have a standard notch, which means we might see some minor design changes, and there are rumors about improvements to the Health app, like a health management tool. medications.

Unspecified notification updates are on the way, and we might see emergency satellite messaging features and updates related to car crash detection. iPadOS 16 might get some new multitasking features, and we might also see support for services Apple is working on, like a hardware subscription service.

You can find out a bit more about what could happen in our iOS 16 dedicated roundup.

What else do you want to see?

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

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