Apple has today release what it calls ‘the biggest iOS release ever ‘ as a free update for iPhone and iPad.

iOS 10 is a massive release for Messages, brings new ways to use Siri  and introduces Memories in Photos, billed as ‘an exciting way to help rediscover favorite and forgotten occasions.’

Messages gets more animated and personalized ways to message friends and family using full-screen effects, Tapback and more. iOS 10 brings the power of the App Store to Messages, creating new ways to communicate with friends using apps that let you send stickers, edit photos, send payments or schedule meetings, all from within Messages.

With iOS 10, apps can now talk to Siri so you can search for photos, make payments, message friends, place calls, start reading books just by using your voice.

Photos helps rediscover  forgotten occasions from your photo library and uses machine learning to group the people, places and things inside your images into albums with face, object and scene recognition.

Additional features in iOS 10:

  • A new Home app lets you set up, manage and control your home all in one place. Accessories can be managed individually or grouped into scenes so they work together with a single command and can be controlled by using Siri.
  • Maps is  simplerand now your ride booking apps and reservation services are available from within the app.
  • Apple Music brings makes it easier to navigate your library and discover new music and lyrics.
  • The new News app picks out stories based on what you’ve recently read and adds support for breaking news notifications and paid subscriptions.