Every year, Apple announces the new functionalities for the users & developers through WWDC. In 2018, WWDC they introduced iOS 12 with new and enhanced features. Here, we will see what is new in iOS 12.
Apple announced iOS 12 at WWDC 2018 on 4 June 2018. In iOS 12 Apple’s prime focus is on the performance improvement and enhancements in all new and old devices. With this, the device performance will be 70% faster in iOS 12.
Now, let’s see all the new features coming to your iOS soon.
Screen Time will show you every little detail of your apps like how much time you spent on it, when you used it, etc. It also keeps a record of the number times you used your phone and number of notifications you received from the apps on your phone. It will also provide you with a weekly summary of how and when you used the phone and the apps in it.
App limits is a sub-feature of Screen time, it allows you to set a limit on app usage based on the app or its categories. It works for app categories including Games, Social Networking, Entertainment, Education, Reading, Health etc. So you can set a limit of your app. Also, you can sync across your other iOS devices, so you can’t cheat that way.
Updated Photos App
The Photos app has a new “For You” tab. It shows all the new albums, photos and effect suggestions in case you want to add them to the photos. Also, you can share selected photos or albums with your friends from the Photos app.
Siri & ShortCut App
~ It has assigned custom shortcuts to Siri for activating specific actions, which not only works for System apps but also with third-party apps. So now if you want to send a specific message to someone on Chat app (i.e WhatsApp), you can assign a command for that to Siri and you can activate that action just from Siri using that command.
~ Apple adds a new app in iOS 12 called Shortcuts. Shortcuts app lets you group actions and runs those actions quickly.
Enhanced Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb has a new enhanced feature “Bedtime mode”. Enabling it will enclose all your notifications at bedtime and will dim the display. When you wake up, it will greet you with a welcome back message and show you the weather details on the lock screen.
Notifications can now be grouped. Hence, all your notifications from the same app are grouped together allowing you to control how often you want to get notifications from the apps.
~ The Messages app gets new Emoji characters and Memoji are like personalized emoji. They look more like three-dimensional than the custom Bitmoji you make in other apps like Snapchat.
~ Users can customize their Memoji with hundreds of options for skin color, hairstyle, facial features, and accessories like hats and glasses. You can save multiple Memoji and use them in Messages to send reactions to your friends.
~ The Message app gets new filters for sending photo and video responses, and you can add stickers.
~ Apple is bringing ARKit functionality to their app without any third party in iOS 12 called “Measure”.
~ You can now send AR objects through Messages and Mail, which can be viewed in the real world. You can measure the object in real-world by pointing your camera on the specific object.
~ The Apple iOS 12 comes with a new and has enhanced its features too. This is currently available in the beta version.
~ The app developers can leverage with the new features by adding more creativity and experimenting with these features.
~ iPhone/iPad users will get more personalization, improved connectivity and enhanced security with these features.
Above are few points on iOS 12. Though we have tried to cover the important points, yet, feel free to post any missing points or share your thoughts about these new features in iOS app development.
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