Both online and at their big event, Apple has studiously covered the major changes in iOS 12, including AR potential, new camera and Animoji tricks, and notification customization.
Here are some of the most publicized new features in iOS 12, the ones that you might have heard about already.
For many people, the notifications overhaul will be their favorite new feature. In iOS 12, notifications will finally be grouped together. This change makes a world of difference, but Apple didn’t stop there. You will also be able to manage notifications straight from the lock screen rather than being forced to dig through the Settings menu.
Curbing the use of iOS devices and encouraging a healthier balance of screen-on time is an important focus in iOS 12. Apple has introduced an appropriately named new feature to help. It’s called Screen Time. Screen Time details how much time you’re spending on your device and breaks things down by individual apps and categories. It also shows you how many times you check your iPhone every day and lets you see which apps are sending you the most notifications.
Animoji and Memoji
iPhones with a TrueDepth camera system will get some new Animoji features in iOS 12. Adding new Animoji to the roster is becoming pretty common with major iOS releases, and this time around Apple is adding a ghost, koala, tiger and Tyrannosaurus rex.
Apple has also added a new customizable feature called Memoji. With Memoji, you can make a personalized Animoji in the Messages app that looks just like you. Memoji includes a large set of customization options like skin color, hair color, hair style, eye color, eyebrows, nose, features like freckles and facial hair, accessories and headwear.
CarPlay in iOS 12 will finally support third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze for the first time! This is great news for users who prefer to use something other than Apple Maps for navigation.
But there are also a number of interesting features that Apple didn’t discuss – features you probably want to know more about!
Many of these features showed up in the iOS 12 beta, but now that they are officially confirmed, it’s time to talk about them. Continue reading to learn more about 7 Important Changes in iOS 12 Apple Didn’t Mention.