7 Best iOS 12 Features That Everyone Should Know About

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Apple iPhones have undoubtedly revolutionized the mobile industry. And are considered to be one of the best phones on the market. Because of their easy to use interface, high camera quality, applications ranging from gaming, educational, social and many more.

However, it is no wrong in saying that Android phones have always been a competitor against iPhone since they were launched and introduced. Because there are some capabilities in which iPhone lack such as customization, memory expansion, dual sim, removable battery, etc.

But with each iOS updates, these incapabilities are utmost vanishing in the mist.

Best iOS 12 Features

What is iOS?

iOS is the name of the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s the core software that comes loaded on all devices to allow them to run and support other apps. In simple terms, the iOS is to the iPhone what Windows is to PCs.

The latest iOS 12 update:

So starting from iOS 1 released on 29th June 2007 with basic software compatibilities. It has now come a long way with the latest iOS 12 update on September 17, 2018. The new features and improvements are added in iOS 12 but are not extensively different from the other iOS updates. It mainly focuses on making refinements to commonly used features so that it improves the way people use their devices.

So out of the number of notable features, there are certain key features which are mentioned below that will surely make the use of iPhone more secure and convenient.

Key New Features:

  • Performance improvement
  • SMS OTP autofill
  • Add multiple faces on face ID
  • Siri shortcuts
  • Detailed statistics for battery usage
  • Memoji
  • Dictionary

1. Performance Improvement

Best iOS 12 Features

Apple is working hard to keep the performance of iOS faster than ever particularly on older iPhones and iPads. Their main aim is to make the working speed of Apple to get the speed up so that it works perfectly on devices supported by iOS 12. Also, the company is focusing on times when the devices are under heavy load and are tend to lose their speed on such occasions. So it will be better in ensuring the performance and give a prolonging battery life.

2. SMS OTP Autofill

To make the process of OTP filling a less hassle, Apple has added a feature of Security Code Autofill for iOS 12. This will ensure that SMS one-time passcodes that you receive instantly will appear as an AutoFill suggestion in the QuickType bar above the virtual keyboard. So that you can paste them with a simple tap.

3. Add multiple faces on face ID

With iOS 12 you can have up to two total different face IDs that is called as Alternate Appearance. This setting allows users to create multiple face IDs, either for yourself and even for two different people. You simply just need to open settings, select face ID and passcode, tap on Alternate appearance and just like that your ID will be made.

4. Siri Shortcuts

Siri is undoubtedly one of the most popular digital assistants in the world. And to boost its lead, iOS 12 has come with latest integrations. Which will now allow third-party apps to build short-cuts that will allow Siri to carry out popular quick actions. So with this new update, Siri will surely step through multistep routines.

5. Detailed Statistics for Battery Usage

In earlier iOS 11.3 updates you would have seen a power mode toggle and link for the battery health on the screen of your device. (Beta). But with iOS 12 update you will get a detailed statistics for battery usage with two choices. Such as the last 24 hours battery usage and of last 10 days. So that you know exactly how much battery you are using on daily basis.

6. Memoji

Best iOS 12 Features

Memoji is a new type of Animoji that are animated characters which bring cartoon-like characters to life with your expressions. You can now create Memoji and send them through messages in any conversations. Also, you can even record 30- second video clips of Memoji of your own face with camera effects and can send it to anyone.

7. Dictionary

Currently, in iOS 11, you can select a word and tap “Look Up” to receive a dictionary definition of that word. But in iOS 12 things have changed a bit. Now you will see two new options i.e British and American English sets. So now you have the option to enable the thesaurus in addition to the dictionary.

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Last updated: November 30, 2018

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Hi, I am Juhi Sidral, a casual person who loves to pay attention to everything going around and try to depict the same through my writings.

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