The New iOS 12: Features and Updates
- 1 The New iOS 12: Features and Updates
- 2 Shortcuts with Siri:
- 3 Animoji and Memoji:
- 4 FaceTime Updates in Upcoming iOS 12:
- 5 CarPlay:
- 6 Performance:
- 7 Screen timing:
- 8 Photos:
- 9 Augmented Reality and ARKit 2 a Major update in iOS 12:
- 10 Grouped Notifications:
- 11 Privacy Updates for iOS 12:
- 12 New Apps:
- 13 Photos Search:
- 14 Do Not Disturb:
- 15 Password Manager:
Apple just revealed the iOS 12 updates at the WWDC 2018 conference on Monday. It has many updated new capabilities and has improved performance. Apple has focused on improving performance and debugging. What we got at the WWDC’18 was just a preview of the iOS operating system that will be fully revealed in autumn 2018. Here are some of the details of the new features in the upcoming iOS 12.
Shortcuts with Siri:
Siri has been updated with a new feature called Shortcuts in iOS 12. With the help of this update you can string together multiple actions by a single Siri request. Any app can add Shortcuts with the ‘Add to Siri’ icon that displays and with its help you can create a shortcut for a specific feature of that app. Also, Siri will give you multiple suggestions with every request. For example if you order coffee in the morning, it will suggest using the Starbucks app.
Animoji and Memoji:
Two new updates are Animoji and Memoji, new emoticons for messaging. You can stick to the original Animoji which include four new Animoji’s-a ghost, a koala, a tiger and a T-Rex. Or, you can create your own ‘Memoji’, your own personalized Animoji. You can even use these Memoji and Animoji as face overlays in recording videos on messenger in new upcoming iOS 12.
FaceTime Updates in Upcoming iOS 12:
Now, Apple’s video chat app will now be capable of hosting group FaceTime sessions. It will be able to support up to 32 people at once. With multiple people on call, a participants window will get larger when they speak and shrink back when they finish. Also, you can use Animoji and Memoji in case you get bored.
Apple has updated its in-car platform CarPlay by adding a new update. It will now support third-party navigation apps, including two of the most popular Google Maps and Waze.
According to Craig Federighi Apple is “doubling down on performance” with the aim to make iPhone and iPads faster. The iPhone 6 for example is expected to receive a speed boost up to 40% in loading apps, 50% in loading keyboard, and up to 70% in sliding to take photos.
Apple has introduced ‘Screen time’ which will help you to limit your smartphone usage for a healthier balance in your life. You can set limits daily as to how much social media you will allow yourself and your phone will do its best to restrict you, however, it is completely up to your own choice. Also, you will get weekly summaries of your app usage according to individual apps.
Sharing your photos and searching up photos had been made more advanced. With this new update, you will get suggestions as to what photos you would like to share and which people you would like to share them with. Also, the people that receive your photos will get their own suggestions in their library.
Augmented Reality and ARKit 2 a Major update in iOS 12:
AR is considered to be a major new update of the new iOS. Apple has worked with Pixar on a new file format called USDZ designed for this application. AR is mainly going to improve your gaming experience. With AR two or more gamers cam simultaneously play in the same environment. Also, there are clever tools with the help of which you can measure the object you are viewing through the camera.
With the help of iOS 12 which will support grouped notifications, you will able to see a list of grouped notifications according to app and configure them at once. Press on a notification and you can either block them entirely or time them.
Privacy Updates for iOS 12:
With the new iOS 12, you will get better privacy. The new feature will stop third party trackers from tracking your activity or entering into your data. Also, it will become more difficult for advertisers to identify your device.
There are updates to many apps including News and Stocks, iBook’s and Voice Memos. For example, with iBook’s (now being referred to as Apple Books) you can search up new titles much more easily and have a look at the top charts. Also you can pick up where you left off after closing the app and re-opening it.
Search in Photos has also been updated so now you can search in a wider range and with much more categories to choose from and with better photo recognition. IOS 12 will offer suggestions according to your search. For example, look up an event and photos from that event will reveal themselves. Also a new tab named ‘For You’ will show featured photos which include memories and other suggestions.
Do Not Disturb:
This new feature will help you to limit distractions also leading to a healthier balance between your life and device usage. You can use it to mute notifications for how long you want. For example, if you go with the Do Not Disturb during Bedroom feature, you won’t get notifications while you sleep, all according to your preference.
With this new feature your password manager will create and suggest new and stronger passwords for you to use. They will help users by stopping them from using a weak or reused password that will weaken your security and make your device more prone to hacking.
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