9to5Mac has found reference to more customization Focus Mode on the upcoming iOS 16 and macOS 13 updates. Apple is expected to host the Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 in June to announce future software updates across Apple products.
Previously, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg reported that the tech giant will introduce the iOS 16 (codename Sydney), watchOS 9 (codename Kincaid), macOS 13 (codename Rome), and tvOS 16 (codename Paris) with significant enhancement to various features, especially notifications and health tracking features. However, Gurman did not share precise details of what improvements to expect.
macOS 12.4 beta code reveals new changes coming to Focus Mode on iOS 16 which will not be compatible with iOS 15
Apple released Focus Mode in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey 12. The feature allows users to set a task or mode to concentrate on and step away from the device by managing which notifications and alerts to receive at the time while letting other apps and people that they are busy.
As per the report, macOS 12.4 beta revealed that more customization options are coming to Focus Mode on iOS 16. However, new strings found in iOS 15.5 show that the new changes will not be available on iOS 15 and users will have to update to iOS 16 to enjoy them.
Using an allowed list for this Focus will cause these settings to be lost on your other devices with newer software.
A device with newer software has updated this Focus to use a new configuration this device doesn’t support. To continue editing notifications on this device, update to the latest software or use an allowed list for this Focus.
Building on new processors and technologies available on the latest devices, allows Apple to introduce new innovative features which are unfortunately not available on older models. It is also reported that iOS 16 will not be compatible with the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE (first generation).