iOS 12 is all about performance improvements and those nice little features that make the OS easier and more convenient to use. But what about battery life? Apple did not claim any battery life improvements with iOS 12 but if early test results are anything to go by, the performance improvements brought about by iOS 12 actually come at the expense of battery life.
iOS 12: Release Date, New Features, Rumors, and more
The life of an iCloud Keychain user is pretty seamless. They can easily autofill usernames and passwords in Safari and in apps as well. In iPhone apps, the process happens automatically! Because the Face ID scan happens on its own, there’s no need to physically press a button either! Now, the same seamless experience will be available to users of third-party password managers like 1Password and LastPass as well!
Like every new software update, iOS 12 is filled with some awesome new stuff. And some not so awesome new stuff. While the new Siri automation features and group notifications are a huge improvement, there are parts of the features that can be annoying (at least for a subset of iPhone and iPad users).
iOS 12 has a half a dozen new features that make password management on iPhone and iPad easy. The new password autofill option shows up at every login page. You can share passwords using AirDrop and Apple will automatically recognize one time passwords and present it as a button just above the keyboard. Automatic strong password generation is one such feature.
iOS 12 brings all new gestures to the iPad. And this is just a year since we saw a big overhaul of iPad features. Basically, Apple has now brought gesture parity between the latest X-style iPhones and the iPad. Presumably, this is a preamble to the Face ID equipped, home button less, edge-to-edge iPads. Right now, we’re caught in the transitionary time. This means, new gestures to go home, use the Dock and of course, the Control Center.
iOS 12 is all about adding smarts to existing features. We’re seeing it everywhere from notifications, Siri to even the Photos app. In the new Photos app, you get a multi-keyword search that actually works, smart photo sharing, a personalized For You tab and a lot more.
iOS 12 changes quite a bit when compared to iOS 11, but it looks like the adoption rate isn’t reflecting a mad dash to grab the new software.
Rumor had it that Apple was going to announce brand new iPad Pro models earlier this month, but that ultimately didn’t happen. Which means there’s still room for an event next month!
Less than 24 hours after releasing iOS 12 to the public, Apple has released the first beta of iOS 12.1 to developers and advanced beta testers. Alongside iOS 12.1, the company has also seeded the first beta of watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 to developers.
Yes, you can create your own Bitmoji-like character in iOS 12 and use it just like any other Animoji. But did you know that you can take selfies with your Memoji character superimposed on your face? Apple has basically ripped off Snapchat style Stories feature, complete with filters, text and, doodle effects, right in the Messages app.