With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple introduced Focus Mode as a new way to let users customize notifications based on what they’re currently doing, or even the time of day. With iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple takes that experience even further with Focus Filters. Read on as we explain in detail how you can take advantage of this new feature.
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Focus Filters with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16
While Focus Mode allows users to restrict access to certain apps, Focus Filters can change the way your apps work. This means that each custom filter can specify what information the app displays when focus mode is turned on. By default, focus filters work with some Apple apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari.
For example, users can choose a group of tab groups to show in Safari, hide a specific calendar, or even limit the Mail app to a single inbox using focus filters. Some system settings can also be changed with Focus Filters. This includes the appearance of the system to switch between light and dark modes and a low power mode.
Moreover, third-party apps can also take advantage of Focus Filters with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Some popular apps like GoodLinks, Outlook, and Tasks offer such integration.
How to add a new focus filter
Adding a focus filter is very simple. Here’s what you need to do:
- open the Settings app on your device
- Click on Focus List
- Choose an existing focus mode or Create a new one
- Scroll down and tap Add a filter
- Selection The contents you want to filter
To enable Focus mode on your device, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open Control Center. Then, tap on the focus option and choose the mode you want. If you wish to remove any of the added filters, you can do so by returning to the Focus menu in the Settings app.
More about focus mode
As mentioned before, there is a lot you can do with Focus Mode. Also in the Settings app, users can choose to allow or mute notifications from specific apps and people. There is also an option to customize the home screen when focus mode is activated and set a custom schedule.
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