The next major iOS release for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch was unveiled by Apple at WWDC 2018 and will fall for everyone on September 17, 2018, less than a week after Apple unveiled the new iPhone model series. We've summarized all the great pics and secret features and changes we could find so you know exactly what to expect when iOS 12 hits your iPhone on September 17th.
Instead of introducing many new features, Apple has spent a lot of time on stability improvements for iOS 12 since iOS 11 was such a mess, with numerous bugs, sloppy updates, and promised features that were at least eight months late. This means Apple has postponed some of its biggest updates to the iOS 1
For now, here's everything Apple includes in iOS 12 for iPhone. Some have been highlighted by Apple in recent months while others are hidden below the surface, hidden in the view – some features actually came from our wish list. Note, however, that all iOS 12 features listed below may be deferred to iOS 13 or a later 12.x update if they are not ready for primetime on September 17.
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With Apple's new ARKit 2.0, you can measure real objects like desks and tables with the camera on your iPhone. With the new built-in Measure app, you can retrieve the dimensions of a 3D object before Augmented Reality. It's not 100% accurate right now (the keyboard below is actually about 17 inches), but hopefully things will get better when it's ready for prime time.
PS: The "level" previously in the Compass app has been moved to fairs
If you're in the entire AR scene This could be your favorite feature that you should look out for. Common experiences for AR games are stored in ARKit 2.0 so that developers can play other games like Pokémon GO directly with each other.
This makes perfect sense because games dominate the iOS App Store, and multiplayer gameplay is usually a must to follow. There are currently no large numbers of AR games in the iOS App Store, but this feature will likely be released soon. And this could cause augmented reality games to finally reach mainstream status among their non-AR peers.
. 3 ARKit 2.0 Has 3D Object Recognition
Another enhancement offered by ARKit 2.0 over its predecessor is the ability to detect 3D objects through the camera lens. The AR app you use can specify exactly which object is in the view, such as A couch, and how it is aligned based on your device model. 3D objects can also be used to trigger certain experiences. For example, an AR app may look for DVD or Blu-ray and then show you a trailer for the movie as soon as it discovers it or refers you to the book on which it is based.
What does that mean for you? Well, if you use AR apps like Snapchat, Messages, and FaceTime, filters can work better with your face for a more seamless look. It supports eye tracking in iOS 12, so it knows exactly where to look, as well as tongue and wink detection (see "Detecting Tongue and Angle" in the iPhone X section).
This is almost exciting as a multiplayer support. With this feature in ARKit 2.0, developers can use other experiences than just multiplayer features in other ways. For example, if you leave a note at a specific location in an AR app, it may later be displayed by another user at the same location. Apple also notes that it could be used as "more examples" to "create an Easter egg virtual search or a persistent AR art exhibit".
Previously, virtual objects displayed on the screen of your favorite AR app would look the same no matter where your camera was pointing. Now, in iOS 12, ARKit 2.0 adds scene reflection, meaning that virtual objects show reflections over them, if necessary, based on your current environment, just like a real object.
ARKit 2.0 adds a new file format to the mix that allows developers to create virtual content for mobile devices. However, this format is also supported in the Apple ecosystem. This means that you can "quickly search" applications such as Mail, News, and Safari to quickly view AR content and animations.
The music app has a new reverse lyrics search option. It's basically like Shazam, but instead of figuring it out, actually playing it, it finds it through the words that are in your head. Best of all, you do not need an Apple Music subscription to benefit from it. However, you will need one to preview the results to see if they are the ones you are looking for.
Interactive notifications in iOS let you quickly respond to a text or iMessage, but you really could not do more without having to jump to the News app itself. Now Apple gives us a new feature for these quick response notifications: tapback capabilities. You can only double-tap on a message in a thread within messages to add a reaction emoji, but now you can double tap on an advanced notification.
While Apple has found a way to group apps into iOS 9, they have been removed in subsequent updates. Well, now it's back and better than before. Now notifications are grouped with the setting "Automatic". However, you can change these for individual apps so that they are "By App" or "Off." You can interact with them individually within the group or select the entire group at once.
If you are on the lock screen or in the pull-down notifications, and you tap a notification or notification group, tap the omission symbol (•••) in the upper-right corner of the screen Notification to manage notifications for this app. You can also just swipe left and choose "Manage" instead. This new feature is called " Instant Tuning".
You can choose Silent Delivery. This means that future notifications will not be displayed on the lock screen, the existing banners, or any sound, but they will still be displayed in your Notification Center and as a badge app icon. If you have set to "quiet," you can also go back and select "Prominently deliver" to restore it to normal. If you choose Shut Down, notifications will be completely disabled. Settings shows you the notification settings for this app, where you can customize more items.
You can also go into the "Siri & Search" settings and choose from some recommended keyboard shortcuts based on your current usage. These are not the same as the Siri suggestions above, but they are just as useful if you see one you would use in the end. If you add one, you can enter a new phrase for Siri.
17th Everyone Receives the Abbreviation App for Automation
If you have never messed around with Workflow, the script app that Apple bought is a real treat. When you install iOS 12, you will automatically get the Shortcuts app as described above. This app replaces the workflow. So if you previously had a workflow on your iPhone, all of your workflows will be transferred to the new "Shortcuts" app, which is just like that.
For those who have never worked with workflow, I still get shortcuts. It lets you create powerful workflows to automate many tasks on your device. Yes, it was mentioned above for the option to add Siri commands to initiate the workflow, but you can also use it without Siri, as you would in the workflow before that.
18th You Can Create Siri Shortcuts from Third-Party Applications
You can even create Siri shortcuts in a third-party app that has added support. An example is Siri, who helps you find your lost key or backpack with a tile tracker. In the tile app, just tap the tile you want to link to, tap "Siri" and note the command "Find my [whatever]"
19. Siri Can Sound Irish or South African
Another small but exciting change, Siri can be put on an Irish or South African accent, not just American, Australian and British. This applies to male and female sexes in an American language.
According to Apple, Siri can now translate more languages with more than 40 language pairs. We're not sure yet what all the new language pairs are, but we'll keep you up to date.
If you need to see a password and do not use AutoFill to automatically fill it out, you'll need to search for your iCloud Keychain in the Settings app. In iOS 12, however, Apple makes it easier by using "Hey Siri" to get directly to the credentials you need. Just tell Siri "Show me my passwords" or "Show me my password for the account name" to get to the corresponding page.
22. Siri Can Help You Find Your Other Apple Devices
If you have more than one Apple device, you can now use Siri to warn them with Find My iPhone. Just say, "Play Alert on my iPad," and Siri will do just that. You may also be able to do the same from the Apple Watch, though it already provides a built-in way to find your connected iPhone, but it may also help you find your iPad.
23. Siri Is Smarter Now
While Siri has been able to answer some questions about sports, celebrity, food, and nutrition, Apple has greatly expanded Siri's knowledge in these areas. For example, Siri can access information from the USDA database so you can ask things like "how much caffeine is in [whatever]" and "how many calories are in [whatever]". You can even ask how healthy something is and Siri will do his best to give you an accurate answer.
Earlier you could ask Siri to find a picture of something specific, and it would do his best to show you the results, but now it is better than ever. You can ask Siri to find a photo of a specific person, location, event, time, or topic. Siri opens the Photos app with the filter applied. In the results you will find all available media in photos Moments and Categories .
In iOS 11 and older, you can not say "Hey Siri" in sleep mode. Well, you can, what a nice change since turning low power mode is not yelling that the convenience of handsfree Siri would be effected. If you've only turned on Energy Saver all day to keep the battery longer, you still want to use "Hey Siri," right? Correct.
Instead of the "Reminders" tab, there's now a "For You" tab where your reminders are stored. It also includes feature photos, effects suggestions, shared album activity, and sharing suggestions.
If you did not understand that, the new For You tab has suggestions for sharing photos and videos. These are smart suggestions that recognize who is in the photos and videos and suggest that you share the album with them. You can also "return" photos and videos they took with them.
If you want to use bounce, loop, and long exposure effects on photos, iOS 12 makes it easier to do so by suggesting them in the "For You" tab which photos deserve a special effect.  29th There are suggestions on the Search tab
When you search for a photo in the Photos app, Siri suggests something based on previous searches or the current time on the Search tab. According to Apple: "Even before you start typing, you'll see suggestions for current events, people, and places."
If you search for a specific item on the Search tab in Photos and get too many results, you can add another keyword to refine the results. Apple also claims that "the results are smarter and more powerful," so expect these keyword filters to do their job well. You can also use Siri to do the work for you as mentioned above in the Siri section.
31st You Can Search Photos by Places and Events
While you've previously been able to search for photos from a specific location, you can now search by company name or event for even more specific results.
For example, if you were In a particular museum, you can search all the photos and videos taken there for the name of the museum, rather than the city or neighborhood. You can even easily search for "museum" and get results from all museums too. As for events, there are sports games, concerts, festivals, exhibitions and much more, for which you can search by name. Apple claims that photos "understand more than 4 million unique events".
If you're taking photos with your DSLR and importing into your photos for use with Instagram, Snapchat, or whatever, you now have a total of a better experience. The new import tool for iOS 12 lets you view photos in full-screen mode, loading pictures and videos much faster from the memory card. You will learn which media elements you have already imported.
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33. More colors are available in markup
If you've previously used "markup" for a photo, a screenshot, a PDF, or other image file in photos to draw or input the image, you can only choose between six different colors. Now you have the same six colors as the default selection, but there's one more than you can choose any color from the palette, so you went from six loose options to 120 different colors. Not too shabby. Markup is also available in Mail and other apps, not just photos, so love is distributed across supported apps.
If you have a iPhone X, you know what a hassle it is to close an app. You had to access the App Switcher first, just like other iPhones (although it's a swipe gesture, not a double-click on the Home button), then press and hold an app card to see the red minus. To call up keys. Then either tap the red minus buttons or swipe up the map.
Now, just like other iPhone models, you can easily access the App Switcher and swipe up the map … stop pushing and hold first! You can even swipe up several cards at the same time.
35. You Can Have a Second Facial ID Scan (iPhone X Only)
If you wear sunglasses a lot, have a favorite hat that is always on your head, or have a nice collection of wigs, those are the things that face You can stumble upon ID and, instead, enter your password. Now, iOS 12, it makes Apple easier to work in these cases by adding an "alternative look". Best of all, this new look does not even have to be you – it could be someone else's face.
Before you end face detection after a few failed attempts to scan your face, you will need to enter your passcode. Now, in iOS 12, this is still the case, only you can still try to re-try Face ID until it works. Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen when you see the passcode buttons and try again.
The iOS 11.3 update for iPhone X came with four new Animoji characters in addition to the already existing 12 shipped. These four were designed for international users, and iOS 12 has just released a few more, globally interesting Animoji. Now there are four more: Ghost, Kuala, Tiger and T-Rex.
38. Tongue & Wink detection! (iPhone X only)
If new Animojis are not enough for you, thanks to Apple's new "tongue detection" feature, you can now rock with your very best Gene Simmons imitator, which finally supports Animojis' tongue. There is also "Wink Detection" for all your flashing needs.
With new Animojis comes a new interface, if you have not already noticed from some of the screenshots above. Instead of having the vertical selector on the page to select your animoji, you can now simply swipe left or right. You can also swipe up to expand the menu and see them all at once.
If stickers, filters, and text are not enough, you can also add shapes to messages in the built-in camera. When you paste them into videos, they get animated. If they are on a still photo, they will still be shape pictures.
In previous versions of iOS, if you want to call someone from a conversation thread in messages, tap the person's balloon icon or tap the i (info) button. Both methods display a separate page where you can make a FaceTime video call or audio call (which allows you to choose between Phone or FaceTime). Now, when you tap the person's speech bubble icon in iOS 12, it expands to show audio and video call options – without taking you to another page.