What's New in iOS 10

With iOS 10, you can build more powerful apps than ever.

Widgets on the Search screen and Home screen. A widget provides timely, useful information or app-specific functionality without the need to open an app. In the past, people added widgets to Notification Center for quick access. Now, people add widgets to the Search screen, which is accessed by swiping to the right on the Home screen and the Lock screen. You can also show a widget above the quick action list that appears when people use 3D Touch to press your app icon on the Home screen. The design and behavior of widgets has also changed. Be sure to review and update your existing designs accordingly. See Widgets.

Integration with Messages. Apps can integrate with Messages by implementing a messaging extension that appears below a conversation in Messages and lets people share app-specific content with friends. Apps can share text, photos, videos, stickers, and even interactive content, such as an in-message game. See Messaging.

Integration with Siri. Apps can integrate with Siri and let people use their voice to perform specific types of app-specific actions, such as making calls, sending messages, and starting workouts. See Siri.

Expanded Notifications. You can enhance notifications with an expanded detail view that opens when people use 3D Touch to press your notification or swipe your notification down on an unlocked device. Use this view to give people quick access to more information about a notification and the ability to take immediate action without leaving their current context. See Notifications.