iPhone | IOS 16: With iOS 16, Apple will let iPhone users share iCloud photo library with selective people. Here’s your step-by-step guide

Apple is currently gearing up for its tech launch of the year where it will be launching its new iPhone 14 along with the latest operating system – iOS 16.

Since the beginning of 2022, the Internet has been buzzing with speculations surrounding iOS 16. According to recent reports, Apple is bringing the ‘Shared Library’ feature for iCloud with the iOS 16 software update.

This update will give users the freedom to create an entire library that can be shared with selective contact of their choice.

Now it’s important to note that ‘Shared Album’ and ‘Shared Library’ are different as the latter lets you take photos and videos directly into the shared space without going through the exhausting task of adding them separately to an album.

The ‘Shared Library’ feature will let you set it up to automatically recognise photos by people or dates and also suggests you what to share.


In Order to set up the iCloud Shared Photo Library once Apple has released iOS 16 for users, go to Settings and click on Photos.

In Photos, click on Shared Library. In order to share your library with people of your choice, add participants. This will send an invite to people you want to share the photos/videos library with.

Meanwhile, it is also being reported that iOS 16 will bring an ‘Always-On’ display feature which is similar to what users see on Apple Watch.