iOS 10 fixes the most annoying thing about taking pics on iPhone 6s

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iPhone 6 Plus
Taking pics no longer kills your music.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Forget iMessage apps, the Siri SDK, QuickType AI suggestions and the Apple Music redesign.

There is one iOS 10 feature that I’m looking forward to more than any other: The ability to take pictures while listening to music.

Ever since getting an iPhone 6s with iOS 9, anytime I listen to music and open the Camera app my tunes get automatically paused. The annoying glitch is a total vibe-killer when I’m just trying to snap a quick pic on hiking while listening to jams, but it appears Apple has finally fixed the issues with iOS 10.

The issue has been limited to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users for the last nine months. I’m not the only one who found it completely infuriating, but after installing the first iOS 10 beta Cult of Mac can firm that it’s finally fixed when using the iOS Music app.

Unfortunately, the glitch is still in effect when using Spotify, though it might be something Spotify’s software engineers can fix now that the iOS 10 SDK is available.

iOS 10 contains another of other improvements for the camera app, including the ability to access it quicker from the lock screen by swiping from the right edge to the left. The control scheme for the iPad was also updated with a new look.

Apple plans to release iOS 10 later this fall as a free update to iPhone and iPad users. Make sure to read our guides to catch up on all big iOS 10 features (and the hidden ones) coming to your iDevice soon.