This post was most recently updated on June 5th, 2018
Apple announces iOS 12, the next iOS version, at the annual Developer Conference (WWDC) held in San Jose, CA on June 4. The full version of iOS12 will be released this fall. It’s time to peek into iOS 12 unique features. Let’s take a look at some of the new iOS12 features first.
1. iOS 12 unique features: Improvements on Older iPhone
Apple focuses more on ‘speed’ on the iOS12. Older phone users are often left out if the operating system is updated. If you switch to the latest operating system, it’s a bit of a hurdle. Apple says it has tried to make iOS faster on older iPhones and iPads.
Craig Federighi, vice president of Apple Software Engineering, said that testing the iOS12 on the iPhone 6+ model showed that app launch is 40% faster, keyboard 50% faster, and camera run 70% faster.
You can use the iOS12 on any device running iOS11, from the iPhone 5s launched in 2013 to iPhone X.
2. iOS 12 unique features: You can now cope with addiction associated with a smartphone
Android phones have a feature known as Screen on time(SOT). This feature helps you monitor what activity is taking much of your display time. Among them, it was a feature that helped ‘Digital Detox’. Apple now has a similar feature.
‘ScreenTime’ in iOS12 summarizes user’s daily and weekly activity. The time the user spent on a particular app, and the number of push notifications sent from each app. If the time spent on a particular app is too long, you can set it to restrict the app. If the timeout is exceeded, a warning message will be displayed.
Especially, ‘Screen Time’ feature would be useful for children, said Craig Federighi. Parents will be able to view their children’s activity reports. By extension, they can adjust their child’s sleep times and time limits on iOS devices.
Also, New modes added to the Do Not Disturb mode are automatically terminated based on specific time, location, or activity. By setting the Do Not Disturb mode while sleeping, you reduce the screen brightness until the morning and hide all notifications on the lock screen to help you sleep.
3. iOS 12 unique features: Simplicity of messy notifications.
Interestingly, one of the iOS 12 unique features has to do with the fact that iOS 12 makes it easy to set up notifications as a group. In addition, you can manage multiple notifications at once. In fact, the most annoying thing about using the iPhone is that it clears the notification. If the overlapping characters come together. Facebook pushes notification that it collects only. Like the picture above.
4. iOS 12 unique features: the introduction of Group face time
As you already know, FaceTime is iOS’s video calling feature. Now, I can add participants at any time. You can join video calls anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, or on iOS devices like Macs and Apple Watches. What do you think when you talk at the same time? I think I know this in awesome.
5. iOS 12 unique features: iPhone X, Ani-emoticon upgrade “tongue detection”
There are some changes that can only be seen on iPhone. Apple has released a personalized version of animoji (animoji, which is called Ani-Moticon in Korea), which implements the user’s facial expressions in 3D format.
You can choose your favorite face, hairstyle, ornaments to suit your taste. Alien, puppy, cat, etc., which was limited to a few, the choice has greatly increased.
And now, the iPhone X Annie Motocorn detects the movement of the “tongue”. Earlier this year, Samsung Electronics unveiled the AR emotionally ambitiously with the release of the Galaxy S9. At that time, the technical perfection of reading the facial expressions with the AR emoji was second, and there were many voices that were disappointed in the way of portraying the characters. In short, it is neither pretty nor beautiful.
The anime moticon of the iPhone X is a disadvantage in that the selection range is narrow. Especially when compared to the competition. However, you won’t be having much of a disadvantage now.
6. iOS 12 unique features: Special mention
In addition, the iOS12’s photo app automatically adds suggestions and Apple’s voice recognition secretary. Siri, adds a shortcut to connect with popular apps to get the job done faster. It is done. Of course, there are many other features.
The public beta of iOS 12 is available for download at the end of this month. The iOS12 is available as a free software update for the iPhone 5s and subsequent models, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 6th generation, iPad 5th generation, iPad Mini 2 and subsequent models, and iPod Touch 6th generation this fall.