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iOS 12 New & Hidden Features

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Tata Davis

April 1, 2017 (Updated: August 10, 2020)• Filed to: iOS 10 Issues

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The latest iOS, iOS 12, just had its launch on the 27th of March and it brought with it some very incredible features that you are bound to love. So, without any further ado, let us see what these new features are.

iOS 12 Features and Updates

1 Find my AirPods

Losing your AirPods is quite common. As such, Apple came up with an effective solution where the new iOS has a feature that allows you to find your AirPods.

Essentially, you can go to the Find my iPhone app and you will see an option for AirPods. Once you tap it, your AirPods will give out a high-pitched sound that will keep rising. However, the AirPods need to be connected to your phone through Bluetooth.

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2 Siri tells cricket scores

Siri is now smart enough to tell you live cricket scores. All you need to do is ask “What’s the score for England vs Australia cricket match?” and Siri will update you accordingly.
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3 App store now allows developers to reply to comments

Finally, developers will be able to clear any doubts or negative comments regarding an app right from within the App store.

This will also enable developers to explain an app more extensively and hence give a better understanding to the customers.

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iOS 12 hidden features

Although there are a number of obvious new features in the latest iOS, there is however, a special hidden feature that you may not know about even after using the software.

Apple File System

The primary improvement is with Apple’s file management system which is otherwise known as APFS. The latest iOS comes equipped with a much more enhanced version of the file system that allows you to run the device faster.

Due to this, the phone has an overall increase in the storage capacity. That is, even for those who are using a 16GB device, the storage capacity seems to have expanded because of a more convenient file system.

APFS is a replacement of Apple’s previous file system which was HFS+. The new system works more effectively with older versions of iPhone as well. Also, the overall performance of the phone has improved as a result of the file system.

The Most Wanted features in iOS 12

The latest update has many other hot features as well

Firstly, with the new software, developers will finally be able to change app icons. They can do so without having to update the app. Nevertheless, there are some checks and balances to this feature. This includes getting permission from the user to change the icon first.

Secondly, there has been some changes to the Settings app. Essentially, once you open the settings app, you will see your name right at the top along with your profile icon. You can tap on it to access your Apple ID and other details regarding iCloud, iTunes and App store.

Thirdly, now you can also view the current weather and forecasted weather information for a location through Maps. All you need to do is 3D touch a weather icon at the bottom-right corner. 3D touch twice and you will see a detailed weather chart.

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