10 ways to make iOS 12 more convenient

Like any other significant update, iOS 12 contains a large number of new convenient features. However

There are not so useful functions. Siri's new features and notification aggregation are huge improvements, some elements of these functions can be inconvenient, at least for some users.

Don’t worry, we will help you make iOS 12 features more convenient for you.



Also read: 100+ new iOS 12 features you need to know about

1. Combine application notifications



Notifications in iOS 12 are grouped into content groups. This means that you can have multiple notification groups from the same application. If you wish, you can enable application pooling.

To do this, go to Settings -> Notifications -> select application and in section Grouping check the box next to By program.

2. Disable notification aggregation

If you didn’t like combining notifications at all, alas, you can’t completely disable it. However, you can disable it manually for each application.

AT Settings -> Notifications -> select application ->Grouping select option Turned off.

Also read: How to disable merged notifications in iOS 12

3. Disable Siri recommendations

Siri Automation is available throughout iOS 12. And the new Team app is really useful. However, this can not be said about the recommendations on the lock screen.

Spotlight recommendations may also interfere. Do not worry, turning them off is easy.

Go to Settings -> Siri and Search and click on the switches next to On locked screen and In search of.

Also read: 10 interesting features of Siri Teams

4. Disable Screen Time Reports

iOS 12 contains the new Screen Time health feature. It tracks all your activity on your device and sends you a report about it by the end of the week.

If you are not interested in how you use youra smartphone, or on the contrary you do not want to know this, reports can be turned off. Next time, when such a report appears on the lock screen, swipe it to the left, select To manage, and then Turn off.

Also read: How to temporarily disable notifications on the iOS 12 lock screen

5. Automatically delete recordings on the Recorder

In the updated Voice Recorder application there is one caveat. When you delete an entry from it, it does not disappear completely, but ends up in a folder with recently deleted ones. Then it must be removed manually.

The process can be automated through Settings -> Voice recorder -> Cleaning up deleted. Select Right away, in 1d., in 7days. or after 30 days.

Now entries from the application will be deleted automatically.



6. Share photos through iCloud, but not Smart Sharing

The recommendations in the Photos app in iOS 12 are pretty smart, but other users should also have Apple smartphones to work with them.



Fortunately, there is another hidden feature of iOS 12, which allows you to share photos with anyone using a link.

Select the photos you want to share, click the icon Share and select Copy link iCloud. Now just paste the copied link into any dialog. The recipient will be able to easily and conveniently view and download photos. In addition, after some time, the link can be deactivated.

7. Use third-party password managers

iCloud Keychain is now integrated across the entire iOS 12. It doesn’t matter if this is a website or an application. This is great news for iCloud Keychain users.

However, users of third-party password managers can also do a lot. They can be used to autofill passwords. Just install the password manager you like and configure it.

Also read: How to use 1Password and LastPass to auto-complete passwords in iOS 12

8. Disconnect restriction USB

IOS 12 has a new security feature related to restricting USB accessories. It does not allow them to automatically connect to the iPhone if the smartphone does not unlock within an hour.

Disabling this feature is quite simple. Go to Settings -> Face ID/Touch ID and passcode and click on the switch next to USBaccessories.

9. Convenient open up dock on iPad

iOS 12 contains very few new features foriPad However, now tablets support gestures in the style of the iPhone X. Now, if you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, the home screen will open. To open the dock, you need to hold up, but stop in the middle of the screen.

Getting used to a new gesture can be difficult. What to do? Use keyboard shortcut Command + Option + D on the keyboard to open the dock. It is simple and easy to remember.

10. Disconnect recommendations reliable passwords

When creating new accounts, iOS 12 will recommend you strong passwords. If you would like to decide for yourself which password to use, the function can be completely disabled.

Open up Settings and go to Passwords and accounts. Click on the switch next to Auto-complete passwords.

Also read: How to use the new iOS 12 features [instructions]