Those who install iOS 12 for the first time on their iPhone or iPad will be exploring the system for a long time in search of features and innovations.
Now we will try to facilitate this task. Here are the most useful and interesting iOS 12 features that you should try first:
1. Updated Message Grouping Notification Center
Since the appearance of the top curtain with notifications, many users have dreamed of grouping messages.
Only in iOS 12, the Cupertinians put things in order and grouped notifications by application. At the same time, it is possible to quickly disconnect messages from a particular program, go to the notification settings or temporarily silence them.
From the locked screen, it has become really convenient to manage messages without unlocking your smartphone.
Where to look: the features works without additional activation. If there are notifications, immediately notice the difference. Lateral swipe on the message will bring up a menu of additional actions.
2. Screen time for self-monitoring
A cool features with which you can accurately track the time spent in a particular application.
Visual statistics will show how much we watch videos, scroll through friends’ feeds or read mail. If the numbers start to surprise and shock, you can set a limit on a group of programs or a specific application.
If the allotted time runs out, the system will warn and ask for a password to extend the limit.
Where to look: go along the path Settings – Screen time , turn on the features and collect statistics for several days. Then it will be possible to set limits for applications.
3. ARKit 2.0 with cool features
An updated engine for augmented reality will allow creators of games and applications to more actively interact with the outside world through the camera’s viewfinder.
To test the capabilities, the standard Roulette application is also suitable . With it, you can measure objects, find out the length or height of everything around, calculate the area of something.
The main condition is the availability of good lighting. In the dark, the features works so-so in the room, but in good light everything converges to a millimeter.
Where to look: the Roulette application will appear on the desktop after upgrading to iOS 12.
4. Do not disturb with auto power off
The mode in which the iPhone does not display most notifications and does not bother the owner with annoying messages has become even better.
Now you can not only enable or disable it on a schedule, but also set a smart shutdown. The mode can be turned off after completion of the specified events in the calendar.
It is most convenient to turn it off after an hour or after leaving the current geo-location, for example, from a meeting.
Where to look: at the control point we press the Do Not Disturb button and we see the ability to turn off the mode in an hour, the next evening or by geolocation.
5. Warning for duplicate passwords
One of the small but very useful iOS features.
Now, right on the iPhone in the keychain, you can see the same passwords from sites, services, or services. In order not to expose yourself to the danger of hacking, just change the same passwords.
Where to look: open the Settings – Passwords and accounts – Passwords for sites and programs , repeated passwords will be marked with an exclamation mark.
6. Morning weather forecast
With iOS 12, it’s possible to get the weather forecast on the lock screen every morning. This is not included in the most obvious and intuitive way.
First , the Weather app should allow access to determine the geolocation ( Settings – Privacy – Location Services – Weather )
Secondly , you need to enable the Do Not Disturb mode ( Settings – Do Not Disturb ) and set the time for its operation.
Thirdly , you need to activate the Go to sleep option ( Settings – Do Not Disturb ).
Where to look: if everything is done correctly, every morning after disabling the Do Not Disturb mode, you will see a daily weather forecast on the lock screen.
7. Great performance
For the first time in recent years, we strongly recommend upgrading to iOS 12 on all supported devices.
You can update on all iPhones (starting with iPhone 5s ), on iPad mini 2 / iPad Air and older, on iPod touch sixth generation.
Starting from the first test version and ending with the last, we see a performance increase, good stability and autonomy. Devices will definitely work better than on iOS 10 or iOS 11.
The last time this was advised only after the official release of iOS 6. Unfortunately, all subsequent versions of the system behaved normally only on the latest device models.
Where to look: you don’t need to look for anything, we are waiting for an update by air or are updated via iTunes on the computer.
Update, test and write which of the iOS 12 features you found the best.