100+ new iOS 12 features you need to know about

Apple has finally provided us with the features that we have been waiting for almost ten years. Consolidated notifications? There is.

More Do Not Disturb options? Of course. FaceTime conferences? Yes, but a little later. In addition, iOS 12 will significantly improve device performance. The update contains a huge number of little things that make it very convenient.

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1. Improved performance old devices

Apple has worked hard to addnew iOS 12 features on all smartphones that support iOS 11. Including iPhone 5s! This time, the company truly improved the performance of the devices. On iPhone 6, applications began to run 40% faster, the keyboard opens 50% faster, and the camera - all 70%.

2. “For you” tab in Photo

The new tab is a cozy place for your memories, shared albums and Siri recommendations. Here you will also find recommended effects, other people's photos with you, etc.

3. Recommendations

Like Google Photos, now you can easilyShare group pictures with your friends. The Photos app will identify various events and places, and then invite you to share these photos with other people. The system will select people based on face recognition. When you share pictures, recipients will be able to share their photos from the same event with you.

4. Search recommendations

Now, when you enter the first letters in the search, the Photo application immediately offers you the option of categories, events, people, places and dates.

5. Search by places and events

You can find photos by places where they were taken. General definitions will work. Event search also appeared. Moreover, now the search supports several keywords.

6. Support format RAW

Now you can import and manage RAW photos right on your iPhone or iPad. If you have an iPad Pro, you can even edit them.

7. Improved import in Camera

Import to the Camera has become faster, and the new large preview mode is also supported.

8. New types of media in Photo

Want to find a separate album with screenshots or portrait shots? Now on the Albums tab there is a whole new section with different types of media files.

9. Share photographs through iCloud

ICloud users can now generate links to multiple photos or an entire album, and then share them through Messages.

10. Superior portrait shine

Portrait light got better in iOS 12. Now the Camera application puts a mask on the person’s face, which recognizes and then separates the person from the background. Previously, the regime did not cope well with the edges of faces, but now everything has become better.

11. Highlight QRcodes

When the Camera app recognizes the QR code, it will highlight and make it easier to scan.

12. Segmentation portraits

New third-party APIs let you split your photos into layers. For example, the background can be separated from the foreground.

13. New Animoji

Four new Animoji characters have been added: ghost, koala, tiger and dinosaur.

14. Language recognition in Animoji

Now you can stick your tongue out and the Animoji character will repeat after you. Blink detection also appeared.

15. Memoji

You can create your own Animoji characters. If you have ever used Bitmoji, then you understand what it is about. You can create an animated version of yourself by choosing skin tone, eye and hair color, etc.

Also read: How to create and use Memoji in iOS 12

16. Camera effects

When you open the Camera from Messages, you will seeeffects icon in the lower left corner of the screen. With it, you can add filters, stickers, Animoji or Memoji to the photo. This is a very convenient way to send funny photos and videos, especially if you use Memoji.

17. More long video with Animoji

Now you can record videos with Animoji up to 30 seconds long, rather than 10 as before.

18. Integration Facetime at Posts

Now you can start a group call on FaceTime from Messages. Users will be able to join it via the link in the message.

19. Screen time

Screen time function provides detailedreports on how you use your device. You will find out which applications you use most often, how often you pick up your smartphone, etc. Data is synced across all your devices. In addition, you will automatically receive weekly reports.

Also read: How to use Screen Time and Program Limits in iOS 12

20. Limits of programs and at rest

When you find out how much time you spend ondifferent applications, you can set restrictions on their use. When the time runs out, you will receive a notification and will not be able to continue using the application. The notification can be ignored to get extra time.

At rest - an incredibly convenient feature. When you set a schedule for her, she will automatically protect you from almost all applications on the smartphone. Only important applications like Phone will work. This is a great way to get rid of the habit of using your smartphone for a long time before going to bed.

21. Parental controls + Program limits

Program limits integrated with parentcontrol, so that parents can set restrictions on the child’s device through their device. You can set the total available time and time for individual categories of applications. You can also restrict adult content.

22. Do not disturb at night

When Do Not Disturb is active at nighttime, the screen will not turn on every notification. If you touch the screen, a darkened lock screen will appear. In the morning, notifications will be hidden until you pick up the device.

23. Do Not Disturb Icon in Control Center

Now you can click on the Not mode icondisturb in the Control Center using 3D Touch to turn it on for a certain time. For example, you can turn it on only for an hour or for the duration of the meeting, which is stored in the Calendar.

Also read: How to use the updated Do Not Disturb mode in iOS 12

24. Shutdown regime Not worry

In iOS 12, the Do Not Disturb mode can be turned off automatically by the set time, location or calendar events.

25. Consolidated notifications

Apple has finally updated the notification system: Now they are grouped not only by application, but also by correspondence and context. To view all the messages of a group, you just need to touch it.

Also read: How to use and configure merged notifications in iOS 12

26. Set up notifications

You can now manage notificationsspecific applications directly from the lock screen. You can disable notifications from a specific application, hide them from the lock screen, etc. For all this, you don’t even need to go to Settings. If you have not used the application for a long time, Siri will offer to disable its notifications.

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

27. Deliver without sound

New function Deliver without sound displaysnotifications immediately in the Notification Center, and also makes them silent. You can activate it for any application by swiping left on a notification from it and selecting "Manage".

Also read: How to make notifications in iOS 12 silent

28. Teams Siri

Siri Commands is one of the most interesting features of iOS 12. It allows you to carry out a chain of actions with a single voice command.

29. Recommendations Siri

Siri recommendations are now distributed throughoutsystem. When Siri remembers your habits, a personal assistant will recommend you the right things at the right time. Recommendations will appear on the lock screen and in the search.

30. New Team application Siri

Apple has integrated Workflow with iOS, andit is now called Teams. The interface remains almost the same as before. You can create teams that can perform several actions. You can come up with a command and then activate it, and Siri will do everything you need.

Also read: Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12: all you need to know

31. Section "Teams" at settings Siri

In the settings section Siri and Search appearedseparate section for Teams, where you can create teams for actions. This way you can write a message to someone, open a specific site in Safari, etc. The best thing is that you can keep your phrase that Siri will recognize and understand.

32. Add at Siri

Siri can execute commands in third-partyapplications thanks to the new SiriKit API. Using the "Add to Siri" button, you can use some functions of third-party applications through Siri. In addition, actions can be activated through any device, including HomePod.

Also read: Apple's new Team App available on the App Store

33. Superior transfer

Now Siri translator supports more than 40 languages. Previously, only a few were available.

34. New knowledge Siri

Siri has a better understanding of many things. Now a personal assistant will be able to answer questions about anything, including motorsport. You can find photo memories and passwords through Siri. You can also find out statistics and results of sports matches and fights.

35. Verification of facts

You can check the facts about celebrities, for example, their place of birth. You can also ask questions about food, including calories.

36. A more natural voice

Now the voice of a personal assistant has become more natural and expressive with an Irish accent, South African English, Danish, Norwegian, etc.

37. New voice Siri when translating text into speech

Siri's new voice also works when translating text to speech.

38. New phrase Siri

Siri now understands the following phrases: “where is my phone”, “where is my watch”, “turn on the flashlight” and “turn off the flashlight”.

39. ARKit 2.0

The new version of the ARKit platform better recognizes volumetric objects, better tracks faces, displays reflections, etc.

40. Multiplayer AR

Now one augmented reality can be viewed by several users from different devices at once. You can play games with augmented reality in multiplayer mode.

41. New format augmented realities

Apple has facilitated the process of creating volumetricobjects in augmented reality. The company has created a new USDZ format with which it is easy to view objects in augmented reality. The format is easy to share by Mail, in Messages and even through a browser.

42. Saving

Now developers will be able to add saving and reloading to augmented reality games.

43. Object detection

New tools have been added to detect and track moving objects.

44. AR Quick Look

AR Quick Look extends augmented reality across the entire iOS system, allowing you to view and share virtual objects in News, Safar and Files, as well as share them through Messages.

45. New Roulette application

In the new Roulette application you can measuresizes of objects using augmented reality in the camera. Simply point the camera at an object, and the smartphone itself will determine its edges and measure the distance.

You can also save, edit and share screenshots with measurements.

46. ​​Conferences Facetime

The FaceTime platform has finally been updated. She has a new design and support for conferences in which up to 32 users can participate simultaneously. This feature will be available a little later this fall.

Also read: FaceTime conferences in iOS 12: all you need to know

47. Apple Cards

In iOS 12, the Maps app has been updated. Now it displays trees, pools, buildings, sidewalks and other elements more accurately. The display of traffic, traffic conditions in real time, road works, etc., has been improved. Map updates apply only to Northern California. In the future, they will be released for other US states.

48. Improved tracking ban

Now iOS does not allow sites to track your actions without your consent. Safari also prevents advertisers from collecting data about your device.

49. Ad blocking

Apple continues to protect users from targeted advertising. iOS 12 does not allow sites to recognize unique data about your device.

50. Improved password management

iOS will offer more secure and unique passwords and will not allow the use of the same passwords.

51. Old passwords

Old passwords are now stored in Settings.

52. Easily share passwords.

Now you can easily share passwords withdevices nearby. You can share between devices with iOS and Mac, as well as iOS and Apple TV. Passwords are transmitted securely through AirDrop. Information appears in the iCloud Keychain on the device.

Also read: How to share a password through AirDrop in iOS 12

53. Password Autocomplete

Developers of third-party applications can add password completion to them, which will work without various extensions and switching between applications.

54. Autofill codes

This feature will be especially useful fortwo-factor authentication users. Now iOS automatically enters one-time passwords and codes received in SMS. You don’t even have to copy or memorize anything.

55. Siri and passwords

Siri supports password management.

56. Appendix Apple Books

IBooks app renamed as well as changedits design. Now the main section is the books you are reading right now. The design of the bookstore and audiobook store has also been redesigned. It has become similar to the App Store.

57. “I am reading now”

The “Reading Now” section will help you easily return to the book you are reading, as well as find great recommendations.

58. “I want to read”

Add books to the “I want to read” section so as not to forget which books you plan to read.

59. Bookstore

The store is easy to find interesting new books and browse the most popular books, as well as recommendations just for you.

60. Audiobook store

In the new audiobook store, it's easy to find fascinating stories from your favorite authors. You can also find audio books voiced by your favorite actors and celebrities.

61. Search for songs by text

Now in the Music application you can find songs by their text.

62. New page with performers

The page with the performers is now more convenient to view. You can open all the songs of one artist.

63. Button Play for performers

Now on the artists page there is a Play button, clicking on which you will include a random song of this artist.

64. Friends songs

You can listen to the playlist with songs of your friends, which will be updated periodically.

65. Top 100 songs

A playlist of the top 100 songs of the day is available in your country and around the world.

66. Appendix Apple news

View news in a special application has become easier and more convenient.

67. New side menu on iPad

On the iPad, in the News application, a new side menu for navigation has appeared.

68. Stock application

The design of the Stock application has been changed, and now itcontains more information about market conditions. Interactive graphics have also been added. You can view the latest business news directly in the Promotions.

69. Stocks on iPad

The Promotions app has been added to the iPad. It also has a side menu with the most important information.

70. Voice recorder

The design of the Voice Recorder application, which is also available on the iPad, has been updated. The audio editing interface has also been changed.

71. Automatic deletion of entries

Now deleted recordings in the Voice Recorder do not disappear immediately, but are sent to the Recently Deleted folder, as in Photo. Entries can be deleted after 7 days, 30 days or instantly.

72. Sync iCloud

iCloud syncs your audio recordings across all iOS devices.

73. New settings of the Voice Recorder

In the Voice Recorder section in the Settings, new options have appeared. You can select the audio compression quality, change the default names, etc.

74. Improved support iPad

The Voice Recorder application is now available on the iPad in both vertical and horizontal mode.

75. Chapters in Podcasts

You can view the podcast chapters you are listening to. By clicking on a chapter, you can go directly to it.

76. Rewind setting

Now in Podcasts you can select the rewind interval from 10 to 60 seconds.

77. Headphone support

Podcasts support rewinding through headphones or in the car.

78. “I'm listening now”

You can manage notifications of new releases in the “Listen Now” section.

79. Auto-update

In the Software Update section, a new Auto Update option has appeared, which is disabled by default.

80. Special Alerts

A new type of alerts has appeared with important information, like reports from your doctors. They will even come with Do Not Disturb.

81. Easy application closure on iphone X

In iOS 11, closing applications on the iPhone X was long and uncomfortable, and now the process has been simplified. Simply open the application switcher and swipe the application up.

Also read: How to force close applications on iPhone X

82. Tabs Safari on iPhone X

Now in horizontal mode, Safari displays tabs, like on a computer.

83. Gestures iPhone X on iPad

If you swipe the iPad down from the righttop corner, the Control Center will open. If you navigate through the dock, the home screen will open. Gestures are slightly different from the gestures of the iPhone X, but still seem familiar. To switch between recent applications, just swipe left and right on the bottom of the screen.

84. Scan Icon QRcodes

A new icon has appeared in the Control Center that opens the Camera and scans the QR code.

85. Website Icons in Safari

Now, in Safari settings, you can enable the display of site icons on tabs.

Also read: How to enable site icons in Safari

86. Battery statistics

In the Battery section in Settings nowgraphs with statistics are displayed. In the graph, you can view the level of charge and energy use over time. You can view data for the last 10 days. In addition, you can interact with charts. Click on an item to view detailed information for a given period of time.

87. Support two of persons Face ID

In iOS 12, Apple added the abilityregister a second person. This function is intended for cases when Face ID does not recognize you with glasses or with a beard. However, the function can also be used to add a completely different face.

88. Swipe up for retry Face ID

In iOS 12, you don’t have to wait for Face ID to try again after unsuccessful authentication, just swipe up the screen.

89. New widget with music

The widget with music on the lock screen and in the Notification Center has now become dark.

90. New Trophies in the Activity application

The section with the achievements in the Activity application has been completely updated.

91. More colors at instruments Markup

Markup tools for editing screenshots and images now support not 6 colors, but a large set of different colors.

92. Virtual trackpad at all iphone and iPad

In iOS 12, the 3D Touch virtual trackpad appeared on all models, even without technology support. Just hold down the spacebar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad.

Also read: How to use the trackpad in iOS 12 on iPhone without 3D Touch

93. Hidden weather widget

If you use Do Not Disturb at night, you can get access to a new weather widget that will appear in the morning.

Also read: How to activate the weather widget on the iOS 12 lock screen

94. New dictionary

New dictionaries in English have appeared in the dictionaries.

Also read: How to use the Dictionary feature in iOS 12

95. Application notifications Tv

Receive notifications of new movies and TV shows on the TV app.

96. Ability to share

Now you can share your favorite movies, TV shows and sporting events using universal links.

97. Air Quality Index

The Weather app now displays Air Quality Index, but not for all cities.

98. Limitations connecting through USB

iOS 12 contains a new security feature that requires a password to provide access when connected via USB, if the device has not been active for more than an hour.

Also read: How to set up data access via USB on iPhone

99. AirPods Live Listen

IOS 12 has a new universal featureaccess with great potential. It creates an audio bridge between the microphone of your iPhone and the AirPods. The function should help users with hearing loss, but it can be used for other purposes.

Also read: How to use the AirPods Live Listen feature in iOS 12

100. Convenient access

If you use this feature, you can now swipe up to exit Easy Access.

101. New dictionaries

IOS 12 has three new dictionaries.

102. Third-party applications in Carplay

Now in CarPlay you can use third-party applications with navigation, such as: Google Maps, Waze, etc.