Health-related updates in iOS 15 will provide iPhone users a view into the health stats of other iOS users. Now, users in the United States can choose to share certain types of health data - like heart rate, detected falls, hours of sleep, or exercise minutes - with their doctor, for more informed conversations.
Future updates to iOS will be offered as two options, letting users choose to gain all the new features in iOS 15 or exclusively security updates on iOS 14. The feature will let you mute your device's notification alerts based on what you're doing at the time.
"Many people around the world are caring for someone, and we want to provide a secure and private way for users to have a trusted partner on their health journey", Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, said in a statement.
In iOS 15, you'll be able to use your iPhone camera to scan text from a photo.
Having meaningful conversations with a doctor about everyday activities during a visit is a key part of managing health, but it can be hard to remember the details.
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote by focusing on FaceTime.
A new metric coming to iOS 15 is walking steadiness. It'll then classify steadiness in the Health app as OK, Low, or Very Low. FaceTime links will make it easy for users to share a group call and also permits Android users to join in the call from their browser. For users looking to keep an eye on their data over time, Trends is a new way to intelligently and proactively highlight important changes, and surfaces the information in a way that's easy to understand. It can send you alerts about changing trends if that's helpful to you. This method is explicitly banned from Apple who say developers can't collect data from a device for the objective of uniquely identifying it, but the report says that the policy isn't being enforced.