List of new features in iOS 12 on iPhone & iPad

New features in iOS 12 on iPhone

The twelfth major release of the iOS mobile operating system – iOS 12 developed by Apple Inc. is now officially available. Besides making apps faster and more responsive, the upgrade offers more personalization options. Some features rolled out in this OS has been long awaited like Do Not Disturb mode, password management, and so on. Let’s check out the list of new features in iOS 12.

List of New Feature in iOS 12

Having said that, IMO, it lacks any radical or path-breaking change from iOS 11 but introduces a bunch of new features that could make your overall experience smoother and hassle-free. Let’s run through the noticeable features in iOS 12 quickly.

1] Categorized Notifications

Firstly, the lock screen sports a very organized look. For instance, all the notifications that earlier appeared in random are now bundled into categories in ‘Notification Center’. There’s one dedicated group for Twitter notifications, other for weather and so on so forth.

IOS 12 Software Update

2] Do Not Disturb Mode

Plus, Apple has fine-tuned its ‘Do Not Disturb’ experience. The feature will offer a minimal notification experience so that you get your ‘Good Night’ sleep. You can choose from a predefined period or schedule it for daily usage.

Do Not Disturb mode in iOS12

3] FaceTime & Message Integration

Apple’s own FaceTime video and audio calling service have now been integrated into Messages, thereby allowing you to switch readily from a group chat to a group FaceTime call.

Messaging Face Time integration

4] Mesure with your iPhone

A new AR app in iOS called Measure helps you measure real-world objects just by pointing your camera at them.

Measure with iPhone

5] Improved Apple News App

Some other changes visible in the latest version of iOS confirms that Apple continues to expand its focus on Apple News. The app in the new version of iOS displays a sidebar (in iPad), making it easier for users to get the best coverage of current events.

6] Use Google Maps in CarPlay

Also, if your car supports CarPlay you will be no more forced to continue with the Apple Maps navigation system. It’s over! Users will have the option to readily switch and run even Google Maps or some third-party navigation apps.

7] Improved Photos App

Redirecting our focus to ‘Photos’ App, the newly improved Photos app now pampers you with your best captures and organizes them by the places or destinations you have been to and the people in them.

8] Apple Books App gets ‘Reading Now’ Section

Previously known iBooks has been redesigned to a new Apple Books. A dedicated ‘Reading Now’ section that previews, where you left off and lets you continue from thereon, has been added to expand the utility of the app. Another feature ‘Book Store’ makes the experience of browsing for new books hassle-free.

Apple Book Reading Now

9] Siri Shortcuts Apps

Apple has also updated the Shortcuts Apps

These are some of the major changes that came with iOS 12 on iPhone. Which is your favorite feature from our list of new features in iOS 12? More here.

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Hemant Saxena

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following technology developments. Quite by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.