Time To Delve Into New iOS Twelve!

New Generation, New Demands!

Upgrades always have to offer something new. A small software upgrade might offer fixes for the bugs in the previous version running on your used mobile phone. Similarly, the new software upgrade comes up with some novel and fresh features and its launch is normally lead by the unveiling of new flagships.

iOS 12: More Power To You.

According to Apple, “iOS 12 is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful.”

The 12th version of Apple’s operating system is the most advanced one in the entire world. The launch of the new Apple flagships was followed by the launch of new software to run the iPhone Gadgets: the iOS 12. Its design is made in such a way that it will accommodate you with the experience of “power of more”; faster, more responsive and more delightful! And many other features were introduced in iOS 12. As always, we have had our job done and expected a lot from Apple. Let’s take a stroll through this review and see what we are served within this upgrade.

Performance: Making Your Everyday Tasks More Thrilling.

The iOS 12 has been enhanced for a faster and more responsive experience. Tasks we command all day long, such as launching Camera or typing with the keyboard, happens faster than ever in iOS 12. Anything you do on your iDevice shows more significant improvements especially when you perform tasks on it all at once. These enhancements have improved the performance of iOS 12 on all the supported devices.

According to Apple, the iOS 12 offers up to 70% faster swipe to Camera, up to 50% faster keyboard display and up to 2x faster app launch even under the heavy workload.

FaceTime: Connect With More People.

Previously, in FaceTime, you could chat with one person at a time, now you can group up with all of your friends or colleagues and chit chat all day long. The iOS 12 has allowed the FaceTime to support video and audio calls with up to 32 people simultaneously. No need to get confused between relatively similar voices because the tab of the person speaking gets larger automatically making him prominent so you will never lose track of the conversation. You can start Group FaceTime right from a group thread in Messages or join an active one at any time.

Emoji: More Fun With Customized Animoji.

With iOS 12 you can create an Animoji just for yourself. Yes, YOURSELF! Now you can easily customize a Memoji to match your personality and mood. With the help of the camera, you can add whatever features you want to your Animoji. For instance, you can add a wink or even make the tongue stick out of the T-rex Animoji. All you have to do is guide your facial expressions using the camera app, save them and use them as you want to use in iMessages and FaceTime.

Camera Effects: Liven Up The Conversation More.

The iOS 12 is the superlative update that brings more colors to your chat. Now, you can add personality to Messages and FaceTime right from the in-app camera. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Animoji, Memoji, cool filters, animated text effects, fun stickers, and more.

It has come up with another amazing effect in the camera app known as ‘Real-time Depth Control’ that basically applies blurred background in photos snapped in the portrait mode, to create the depth in the appearance.

The updated iOS 12.1 offers you with the ability to adjust the amount of blur in a Portrait mode photo just before you snap it.

Augmented Reality: AR Gets More Real To Be Shared More.

The iOS 12 has made the impossible, possible. It lets you create more immersive augmented reality experience, the one you can share with multiple people simultaneously. AR projects can now be sent with Messages and or via E-Mail, then viewed in the real world. The iOS 12 comes with a new AR app called ‘Measure’ which helps you measure real-world objects just by pointing your camera at them.

Screen Time: Be More Aware Of How To Use Your iDevices.

Losing track of time when enjoying the amazingly smart features offered by the new iOS 12 is certainly a sure thing to happen. But, iOS 12 has got it all covered. It now features a ‘Screen Time’ that helps you to have a better understanding of the time you and your kids spend enjoying using various apps or scrolling through websites on your iPhone. So you can make the most of how you choose to spend time on your iPhone or iPad.

Notifications: More Control Over Notifications.

The iOS 12 is a powerful app that gives you the power to easily take control of your notifications. Similar to the Screen Time which gives you more insight into how you use your iDevices, there is another feature ‘Instant Tuning’ that provides you with new ways to reduce interruptions throughout your day.

It lets you manage your notifications in real time from the Lock screen, send notifications from a specific app to Notification Centre, or turn them off altogether. Siri as always guides you with its intelligent suggestions about your alerts based on how you interact with them. Message threads and notification topics are grouped together, so it has made it easier for you to see what is important and what is not by just having a look.

Moreover, iOS 12 gives you more ways to manage your notifications than ever. So, Turn on Do Not Disturb and forget about it because there are times when you do not want to get disturbed by any alerts, messages, or calls at all. So now you can set Do Not Disturb just for a meeting or while you are at a location, and it will automatically turn off as soon as your event ends or you leave that place.

Photo Sharing: Search More, Share More.

Searching becomes easier with iOS 12. It has a smarter way to search for your photos. The powerful search engine helps you find the exact photo you are looking for or rediscover a great one you forgot about. Even before you start typing, you will see suggestions for recent events, people, and places. And by adding a few refined keywords, you will get what you were searching instantly by the smart search.

iOS 12 shows you a new way to share your best photos. The gallery has a ‘For You’ tab that makes you relive your great snapped moments and then using its intellectual power, it recognizes the faces and suggests you share photos with the people in them.

Privacy: More Protection To Your Privacy.

Privacy is a fundamental human right, which means everyone is rightful to have it and deserves it.  The iOS 12 was designed with built-in encryption, on-device intelligence, and other tools that let you share what you want on your terms. It took privacy further, to another level.

It protects your privacy. Even when websites don’t. The Safari app now prevents the Share buttons and comment widgets on web pages, so now they cannot track you without your permission. Safari also prevents advertisers from collecting the unique characteristics of your iDevice, so they can’t identify your device or retarget ads to you across the web.

Dual SIM: Accessible To More Networks.

This year Apple has finally introduced the dual SIM feature in its flagships. The Dual SIM support is new to iOS 12.1 and supported on the new iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max. The agenda of dual SIM is to use a physical SIM card for the primary phone number and an embedded eSIM for the second phone number. The iOS 12 will intelligently show you which phone number you are using actively and even shows both signal indicators Control Centre.

Parenting Controls: More Control Over Children.

Introducing parenting controls in iOS 12, Apple is definitely siding parents giving them the power to control the activities of their children. Just use your Apple iOS ID to monitor when and what your children are doing on their iPhone or iPad. Moreover, you can also set limits about when they can use it. You can even block notifications during a certain time like dinner time or bedtime so they are not tempted to check their phone. You can also get weekly reports on their device use.

The More You Delve, The More You Get:

The New Apple Books: Apple Books have an all-new design that makes it easier for you to discover and read your favorite books.

More Security: Unique, complex passwords for all of your apps and websites are automatically created and saved in Safari and in apps so you can use more secure passwords without having to remember a thing. SMS one-time passcodes will appear automatically as AutoFill suggestions, so you never have to worry about memorizing them or typing them again.

More Battery Information: The battery usage chart in Settings now shows your usage for the last 24 hours or 10 days. Tap the bar to see your app use for that period of time.

Compatibility: Accessible On More iGadgets.

There is good news to bless your ears. The iOS 12 is compatible with lots of iGadgets, either it is iPad, iPod or iPhone. Either it is as old as iPhone 5S or as new as iPhone X series, all are sported by iOS 12. iPad pro, mini and air all are featured with this new software and also the iPod touch 6th generation will make you experience the power of “more”.

So, buy yourself an iPhone to get blessed with the amazing, smart and powerful iOS 12. Since it has compatibility with the older models as well, you don’t need to worry about your budget because you can buy an older model as well. Or else, you can buy refurbished iPhones and used mobile phones from AlphaSmartphones which is the best online website for buying 100% factory refurbished mobile phones at very decent and reasonable prices. Here you are also offered with a year’s warranty and a month’s return policy.

Catherine Nicholas is a blogger. She usually writes informative and creative blogs about digital marketing, mobile phone technology and parenting tips. To have a chat with her, you can email at cathenichol@gmail.com