Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

IOS 12 introduces new features to reduce interruptions and manage Screen Time

IOS 12 introduces new features to reduce interruptions and manage Screen Time

But there were a ton of OS updates, starting with Apple Watch's watchOS 5. There are a few general notification management features as well. One of those was Siri shortcuts, which are basically customizable voice commands that can connect with any app, and is Apple's way of telling iOS developers that there is a reason to care about Siri.

What's new in iOS 12?

With up to 40% faster app launch, up to 50% faster keyboard display, up to 70% faster camera launch, up to 2x faster app launch under load, up to 2x faster share sheet display under load, Apple promises to improve performance of older devices by up to 40% with iOS 12. Better yet, the results that I got twice were dead on with the real life dimensions. Thinking rationally, Apple is also going to group similar notifications together, like Calendar alerts. Also noteworthy, Apple says that it's working on a way for iOS apps to be ported to the Mac. Finally. Yes. This is not a drill.

Apple is really trying to tackle the issue phone distraction. The phone's screen can also be set to dim automatically just before bedtime.

With Screen Time, users can view detailed Activity Reports (on a daily or weekly basis) on individual app usage, as well as more general information, such as the number of notifications received and the number of times a device was activated.

This may be all you'll be able to access in Steam for the Steam Link app to pass muster in the App Store.

Craig Federighi reveals Apple's plan to get people to use their phone less often. And iPhone X users will be able to create "Memoji" - a personalized human-like version of Animoji.

You might be looking to upgrade to a newer iPhone because your older model's battery is dying a lot faster than it should.

What prompted the new features? Kind of like Snapchat.

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It's always interesting to note when Apple announces features that are already familiar to Android users, but this is just the latest chapter in the never-ending saga of shared features between the two mobile platforms. It also integrates with iMessage, so you can invite others in a group to join your call right from iMessage. This means if you go to a supported sporting event or concert, when you want to see those pictures all you have to do is search for the name of the team or the band in the Photos app. All powered by on-device machine learning.

If you want to keep up to date with all the news will be bringing you every announcement live from WWDC. For example, parents can block children from using specific apps and features when they should be asleep. Since Steam Link is a multiplatform app, though, it's allowed to offer purchases outside of Apple's control, so long as they're made on the host PC. A new AR development kit introduces a multiplayer mode for AR games, improved face tracking, and 3-D object detection. Will be natively supported on Adobe Creative Cloud, too.

Another AR addition is new app Measure.

News has a new sidebar on the iPad. A new QR reader in the control center and much more.

Stocks: a new Stocks app re-design, with News integration, and available on the iPad. Users will fins Google News, Voice Memos and Home on their Macs come fall.

The developer preview of iOS 12 is available to Apple Developer Program members today.

This file format will also work throughout iOS 12 in apps such as Safari, Mail, Messages, and the Files app.

The update also includes a range of new screensavers taken from the International Space Station that are displayed in 4K HDR.

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