Tech Radar's take: Being able to clear all notifications has been a long time coming.
Our only complaint is that it didn't arrive sooner.
Tech Radar's take: This is the best new i OS 10 feature.
It makes reaching for the tiny, side-mounted sleep/wake button a thing of the past.
You can immediately respond to messages as soon as you pick up your phone, without ever leaving the lockscreen. No more digging around the home screen and layers of app menus to check vital information.
If you have a doorbell camera notification, you can see who's at the front door, use the intercom or unlock the door.
Swiping them away one by one or dismissing them in groups is a time-consuming mess in i OS 9.
Just hard press that little "x" icon within the redesigned (and now dedicated) notifications pulldown menu and tap the "clear all" box that pops up.
You'll see that notifications are broken up into bubbles now and use 3D Touch to show hidden menu actions - just hard press on a calendar invite alert and you'll be able to accept or decline it.3D Touch-enabled i OS 10 notifications work even better for Messages.The software includes a warning message to unplug the lighting cable if the phone detects water. For non-i Phone 7 owners, this i OS 10 message offers a clutch set of instructions, which you should follow, and subsequently put your phone in rice, if you believe that myth.Tech Radar's take: This is peace of mind that we never want to actually see on our screens.Bigger Air Play and Air Drop buttons appear above Night Shift, too, while toggles for Airplane mode, Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Orientation lock are unchanged (except for their new blue hue when on). Slide right on the Control Center, and there's a dedicated pane for the volume, playback and device output controls, and even music album cover art.Tech Radar's take: Control Center is simpler because each pane is decluttered, yet it's more complex because there are multiple panes to slide through.Powering down a phone is important – we know from experience – and this message is literal damage control.The swipe-up-from-the-bottom Control Center overlay menu has a brand new look that helps declutters the layout in i OS 10, and it's something Apple users have been asking for.This "peeking at apps" capability via the lockscreen isn't limited to Apple's first-party apps.Uber is just one third-party app maker that allows you to hard press on notifications.It would be better served by adding a toggle for Apple's amazing Low Power Mode, at least to half of Night Shift's space.This is a camera app shortcut we've seen on several Android phones and it beats reaching for the bottom right corner, where the camera shortcut remains in i OS 9.