13 Exciting New iOS 12 Features

Here are the exciting new iOS 12 features that are coming to your iPhone and iPad, likely in a month. Announced in June, we expect the iOS 12 release date in September alongside new iPhones. You can test the iOS 12 beta if you want to try the new features early.

Apple includes a huge array of fixes and upgrades as well as exciting new iOS 12 features. This guide will walk you through what’s new and help you see how the iOS 12 vs iOS 11 comparison stacks up so you can see the biggest changes.

Apple adds new apps, upgrades favorite apps and changes how you will use even the most basic iPhone tools like Messages and Stocks. There are also major changes to Do Not Disturb, parental controls and CarPlay.

Siri now allows you to make your own controls, which will allow you to essentially combine all of your favorite apps into one command. Originally Apple planned to add Group FaceTime, but this feature is not coming with the initial release of iOS 12.

The iOS 12 update is free and available this fall all iPhones and iPads that could run iOS 11. Older models will not get every feature, but will get the update.

Here’s what’s new in iOS 12 for the iPhone and iPad.

Better iPhone Performance

Better iPhone Performance

Apple focuses on major performance improvements for iOS 12. This is especially important since the iOS 12 update is coming to all iPhones and iPads that ran iOS 11. 

Everyone will see performance improvements on the iPhone and iPad but Apple focused n on just how much faster this will make the oldest device running iOS 12. The iPhone 5s will open apps 40% faster, swipe to the camera from the lock screen 70% faster, show the keyboard faster and in general deliver better performance overall. 

On newer devices you will see big performance improvements including seeing the sharing options 2x faster than iOS 11 and apps launching twice as fast under load. 

Across all of the models, when the iPhone detects usage, the iPhone will scale up processor power to full speed as soon as it can, instead of gradually. This will deliver better overall performance anytime you use your iPhone. 

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