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Apple to Introduce SMS Filter Extension With 12 Sub-Categories, Back Up Over LTE Connection

Apple announced iOS 16 during its WWDC keynote this year.

Apple to Introduce SMS Filter Extension With 12 Sub-Categories, Back Up Over LTE Connection

Apple will roll out the new feature for iPhone and iPad users

Highlights
  • Apple currently allows back up over 5G and Wi-Fi
  • New feature spotted in second beta version of iOS 16
  • SMS filters are already available in India

Apple is going to introduce filter extensions for messages in 12 sub-categories within Transactions and Promotions on iOS 16. These sub-categories include Finance, Reminders, Orders, Health, Public Services, Weather, Carrier, Rewards, and more. The new update will allow developers to incorporate these filters to classify non-personal messages into the sub-categories. Apple's SMS filter is already available in India and Brazil for limited categories. Apple is also going to add support for backing up data over LTE/4G network in iOS 16 for iPhone and iPad users.

According to the iOS 16 Beta 2 release notes, the technology giant, Apple, is going to add upgraded message filtering with the iOS 16 update. The new feature will allow developers to filter messages into 12 sub-categories within Transactions and Promotions categories. These sub-categories include filters like Finance, Reminders, Orders, Health Public Services, Weather, Carrier, Rewards, Offers, Coupons, and others.

The release note added that Indian iPhone users will now get updates about events such as a movie or a track ticket booking as Siri suggestions in message threads, and in Calendar inbox. The report added that with iOS 16 users in the US will be able to flag the spam messages to carriers with a new Report Junk feature. The feature is said to be available only with select carriers.

Apple is also adding support for backing up iPhone and iPads over an LTE/4G connection that was earlier only possible with a 5G or Wi-Fi connection. With this new support feature, users can now choose to back up their iPhones or iPads using 4G, 5G, or Wi-Fi connection. Backing up over a 4G connection might be slow but the added choice can come in handy.

The tech giant announced iOS 16 during its WWDC keynote this year. The new operating system was announced with new Lock Screen that supports widgets and customisations.


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