Apple reportedly working on a major update to its custom skin that will include an improvement to how consumers handle notifications(like custom notifications) as well as new privacy safeguards for its flagship devices.
Apple releases significant software updates for all of its main devices once a year to keep users hooked to the Apple platform, sell more devices, and enable developers to build new apps. Apple usually publishes the updates in September, just before the introduction of new iPhones. Given that WWDC is still a few weeks away, Apple may choose to change or postpone features until a later release.
Custom Notifications on iOS 15:
The company is working on a new feature that will enable users to customize their notification preferences based on their current status, such as whether or not the phone makes a sound. The improvement would take the form of a new menu that allows users to choose whether they are driving, working, sleeping, or in one of their own custom categories. The menu will appear on the modified Lock Screen as well as in Control Center, the iPhone, and iPad’s settings menu.
There will also be the option to set up automatic message responses based on their status. This will be a step forward from the current auto-reply feature, which is only available while driving. Apple has introduced several specific notification features including Do Not Disturb and Sleep Mode, but this will be the first time the company provides a systemwide feature for modifying alerts based on the user’s status.
World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC):
The upcoming big software updates for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, are expected to include the in-development improvements. The software updates, codenamed Sky, maybe announced at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts on June 7th.