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iOS 12

iOS 12

Date Written: 6/14/2018

The latest version of the iOS operating system (the operating system that runs on iPhones and iPads) is iOS 12. It is currently available to preview by developers and is set to be released sometime this fall. This is a major update and includes quite a few new features and improvements. Below is a list of some of the key changes:

  • Screen Time - This new feature will track how much time you spend on your phone. It breaks it down between each app (and categorizes apps for a quick glance) and gives users the ability to put 'time limits' on how much time they spend in a given app.
  • Grouped Notifications - Notifications will now be grouped by type instead of having a long stream of notifications. This will declutter your lock screen. You will also be able to set certain notifications to be 'Quiet' notifications so that they won't appear on your lock screen at all, but still show up in the notification center.
  • Better Performance - Much work has been done to make iOS 12 faster. This includes up to 70% faster swipe to camera, 50% faster keyboard display and 2x faster app load when the device is under heavy workload.
  • FaceTime Multiple People - FaceTime now supports up to 32 people in a single conversation
  • Siri Shortcuts - There is a new shortcuts app that you can use to create custom phrases to trigger events with Siri.
  • Memoji - There are lots of new options to customize a Memoji that looks like you and it can be used like you would an Animoji.
  • ARKit 2 - The augmented reality toolkit for developers has been greatly improved.
  • And more!