The most important iOS 10 features Apple didn’t announce

These small changes will make the biggest impact on your iPhone and iPad experience

WWDC 2016 was stuffed to the brim with announcements. It even overran, which is practically unheard of for Apple.

It's no surprise to hear then, that there’s lots more that Apple didn’t get a chance to show off. 

Thankfully, we've got the developer beta of iOS 10 up and running, and we've poked around in it to unravel the mysteries of iOS 10 a little more.

Here are the all the handy tips and tricks that'll make a world of difference when using your iPhone or iPad:

No more Slide to Unlock

Apple's iconic lock screen greeting has changed to "Press home to open". Why the change? Well, it’s probably because of the startlingly fast Touch ID scanner that Apple introduced with the iPhone 6s. It's so fast in fact, that once you press the home button to wake your iPhone up, it completely bypasses the lock screen and puts you right into your apps. Typical Apple attention to detail, that is.

Lock screen interaction

Instead of swiping up on the camera icon from the lock screen, you can now swipe to the left to head straight into the camera app. If you swipe to the right instead, you get a list of widgets (which you can customise) showing off the information that's most important to you. Neat.

The beat don't stop

This might not sound like a big deal, but it'll make a world of difference - how many times have you wanted to take a photo while listening to music, only to have it stop when the camera app opens up? Lots? Yeah, us too.

Sure, the music automatically comes back on after you exit the camera app, but it’s always been a bit jarring. It’s not like anyone ever needed complete silence to concentrate on taking a photo of their breakfast. Well, worry no longer - with iOS 10, the music never stops.

Achievement unlocked

There are tonnes of new effects coming to your Messages app, but this one’s a bit more intuitive. In the case of a new baby or waking up on time for work, simply type 'congrats' to make it rain confetti. Life is all about celebrating the small achievements.

We can see this feature being abused though, so hopefully they’ve included an off switch for it, too.