APPLE has upgraded millions of iPhones with a genius hack to save you time.
You may not have even noticed it – given that it was only added a few weeks ago.
It's part of the new iOS 16 update, which introduced loads of new features in mid-September.
One of the handiest features is the ability to pin tabs in Safari.
If you're a long-time iPhone user, you might find that you've racked up a lengthy roster of Safari tabs.
Given that the maximum Safari tab amount is 500, it can often be difficult to find the exact tab that you're looking for.
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But if you're running iOS 16 or later, you'll be able to pin the most important tabs to the top of your Apple Safari app.
Go into Safari and then look for an open tab that you're keen to keep track of.
Then press down on it until a pop-up menu appears.
Now simply select Pin Tab by tapping it.
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This will lock the tab to the top of your Safari for quick access.
You can pin multiple Safari tabs, and it's possible to un-pin them at any time.
Not all iPhones are made equal
Sadly, Apple can't support all iPhones forever – so very old iPhone models often lose access to updates.
Sometimes these old iPhones don't have the power to support new features, or not enough people are using them to warrant providing an update.
Now the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and 1st-generation iPhone SE will be cut off by Apple.
These handsets were compatible with 15.6.1, but won't get iOS 16.
If you're using older iPhones than that, you're already cut off, so you should upgrade to a newer model immediately.
Here's the full list of iOS 16 supported devices:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
Not being able to get the latest iOS means you'll lose access to the most up-to-date security fixes.
These are vital patches that close holes used by hackers to access your systems.
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So using a very old iPhone that can't be updated could put you at risk.
If you can't update to iOS 16, consider upgrading your iPhone sooner rather than later.
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