Apple is reportedly developing a new ‘streamlined’ accessibility option for iOS
According to evidence uncovered in the second iOS 16.2 developer beta, Apple is working on a fresh new “Custom Accessibility Mode” for iOS. According to the firm, this mode provides a “customizable, simplified way to utilize your iPhone and iPad,” which seems to imply that you’ll be able to change certain settings to make your iOS devices simpler to use.
According to 9to5Mac, “when Custom Accessibility Mode is activated, users will be able to adjust features like UI and bigger text, applications visible on the Home Screen, permitted contacts, and access to hardware buttons.” The mode allows features like significantly bigger app icons, a huge back button, and a simpler UI in the Messages app, according to pictures published by the source.
Custom Accessibility Mode, if published, would add to iOS’s already excellent range of essential accessibility features, but we don’t know when it will be available. According to 9to5Mac, Custom Accessibility Mode was discovered “behind the hood” of the second iOS 16.2 beta and is not yet available to beta users, implying that the functionality will be available much later in the future. Apple did not react quickly to a request for comment.