The most urgent innovations concerned the smart assistant Apple. The app Siri is faster and smarter. The new 'Quick Commands' feature will allow you to set voice commands for all options and modes of the smartphone. The tool automates and accelerates device actions. When you enter the command 'Show the latest political news', all possible information on this topic will be displayed on the screen. Main pluses:
The voice assistant just got smarter and more visionary. This was made possible thanks to a process with a machine learning chip and a well-designed OS iOS 12.
FaceTime for 32 people
Group calls to an ordinary person seem to be superfluous, cool, but little-demanded function. But for corporate clients, large organizations and friendly companies, the application is irreplaceable. With the help of FaceTime, you can simultaneously contact subscribers (up to 23 people) and talk in real time.
You can now make a group call from the Messages application. Here, the user is asked to choose three actions: a video call, an audio call, or viewing user information.
New features in Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb has also received an update. There are new commands for setting up the application. In addition to the standard modes 'Sleep', 'Flight', etc., notifications are now turned off even for 1 hour when reaching a certain geographic point or a specific time period.
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The 'Sleep' sub-mode blocks messages, calls and notifications that are received by the smartphone, but are not displayed on the display. When you exit the mode, the information is available in the 'Notifications' section, here they are presented in chronological order.
The design of the Do Not Disturb app has been slightly redesigned. After switching on, the background is darkened, the text remains white.
The new chip from Apple is the ability to view your position in relation to sea level. Doubtful fun, but justified for travelers, builders or athletes.
Level in the new Measure app
The Level app has changed its location. It is now a separate tab in the Roulette application. To use the application, tap the 'Compass' icon → swipe left to open the building level. A simple yet expressive animation with a strip and a percentage tilt will appear on the screen. The position of the level also depends on how you hold your smartphone. If the display turns green, the incline level has reached 0 °. The application can be used in portrait and landscape orientation, in the latter version of the calculus, or rather.
Despite the apparent benefits of the electronic level, even the manufacturer does not recommend using the application for serious construction work, since the degree of error can be very serious.
Autocomplete code from messages
This innovation was not announced at the conference Apple in September 2018. Not a popular, but useful feature. Indispensable for frequent authorization on various sites that require the introduction of a security code. Protection, of course, is needed, but many are annoyed that they have to go out of the Internet and go into messages to send a request form.
In iOS 12 the problem is resolved. The 'Autocomplete Messages' extension automatically redirects the code to the text field and the user does not leave the page.
New in 'Photos'
Thanks to a fast machine learning chip, the application recognizes friends from your contacts on your photos and can automatically send photos to their email addresses. The search in the 'Photos' application has become smarter, now you need to enter the first letters of the person depicted in the photo, the name of the category of the picture or the location of the shooting, the desired file will immediately appear.
The 'For You' tab has appeared, where your favorite photos, a voice assistant icon, and popular effects for editing pictures are located.
Photos in Messages
The iCloud web service allows you to manage your files. After generating photos or even entire folders, you can send them to friends or relatives through Messages.
Safari: favicons, data protection, tab display
Safari is a browser developed and implemented by the company Apple. The developers made the main support to ensure the safety of people. Now in the browser tabs are displayed as on a PC, for this you just need to rotate the smartphone to landscape orientation. Safari prohibits advertiser companies from collecting user information.
In 2018, the highly anticipated feature arrived, Safari displays webpage icons in tabs. As a result, the orientation between tabs has been greatly simplified. The fact that Internet Explorer has been around for 19 years, only came to Apple this year.
To enable the option, go to 'Settings' → find and open Safari → activate the item 'Display icons'.
Passwords: receiving from other applications, warning about the same
The company does not cease to care about the safety of owners of smartphones and other equipment from Apple. Therefore, in the new iOS 12, the program shows sites with the same security passwords. So the developers are hinting that it's time to come up with new passwords instead of the same type. To see the warning, just go to 'Settings' → 'Passwords and accounts' → 'Site passwords'. All programs with similar passwords are marked with an exclamation mark.
Face ID: second face and rescan
Face ID has successfully replaced finger unlock. Now your smartphone identifies the owner using a pre-made digital face model. The sensor reads 50 00 thousand points to compile the exact parameters of the appearance of its 'owner'. When Face ID was introduced in the first iPhone, only one drawback was discovered – it was the ability to memorize only one face. In the new iOS 12 the engineers decided to fix it and introduced a new mode 'Alternative appearance'. It was assumed that with the help of the program you can enter your different incarnations: with make-up, disguise, etc. In fact, using the 'Alternative appearance' you can add people to unlock your smartphone. For this:
turn on 'Settings';
section 'Face ID and passcode';
select the section 'Alternative appearance'.
Face ID settings will appear on the screen, follow the prompts. Save the data after scanning. Who is the solution for? For crazy lovers, parents, loved ones who trust each other.
The functionality of the new iOS 12 became the centerpiece of the spokesperson's speech Apple at the presentation. Craig Frederick wrote in his articles about the new firmware that the developers focused on increasing performance.
It's all about a powerful processor and machine learning chip, thanks to which all systems of the device were optimized. The performance gain is 70% over previous OS versions. Pages load 2 times faster, photos are processed in a split second, and the owner identification process is instant.
Disable auto-update firmware
Previous firmwares lacked update management badly. In iOS 12, users can independently choose a convenient mode. In the 'Software update' section, select the 'Auto update' section and move the switch to the desired position. When the function is turned on, updates will occur at night, when turned off – only under the control of the owner.
Drawing in notes: thickness and new colors of tools
There are no major innovations in iOS 12, but many, even working programs have improved. Changed and 'Notes'. The Markup feature allows you to record directly on screenshots, photos and files, in 2018 additional tools were added here.
The 'markup' is displayed differently in applications. In some it is shown as a tab with the word 'edit', in others it is indicated by three dots.
There is also a new pen. In design, it does not differ from previous versions, but when pressed, 5 levels of thickness and transparency appear. In addition, in addition to black, for annotations, colors from the palette are now available, which is located on the circle at the end of the panel.
Nice little things: large print, closing applications, new icons in Settings
Admittedly, the developers have worked hard on the new firmware. In addition to major innovations, improvements have also been made to small details. So, the font increased, it became much easier to read the text. Convenient closing of the application became a pleasant bonus for users. When switching between tabs, you need to swipe the program to the side.