5 best tips and tricks for iOS 12

iOS 12 is the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system. First debuted at Apple’s WWDC event, iOS 12 quickly took the center stage thanks to its exciting features and changes. With iOS 12, Apple introduces a number of new things we have been dying for while revamping the existing ones.

Apple quickly rolled out the first beta of iOS 12 to developers for testing purposes. Apple’s new version of iOS received mostly positive reviews from earlier testers. However, we also heard some issues they faced with iOS 12.

Apple officially released the public beta of iOS 12 to all iPhone and iPad owners. The public beta includes fixes for bugs and errors found in the developer beta. However, some of iOS 12’s new features may be hidden from your sight. With that in mind, we are here to help.

In this guide, we have compiled a list of the best tips and tricks for iOS 12. For some background, Apple has just released the third public beta of iOS 12 which introduces some useful bug fixes and system improvements. You can get the update your device by heading over to Settings > General > Software Update.

  1. Battery performance

Last year, Apple admitted that the company was slowing down older iPhone models due to aging batteries. Two months later, the Cupertino company offered a battery replacement program for infected iPhone models.

With iOS 11.3 update, Apple is allowing users to check if their iPhone’s batteries need to be replaced or not. Apple’s move receives a wide welcome from users and tech experts worldwide. In iOS 12, you can quickly check your battery performance, which gives you a quick review of your battery’s health.

To do this, open the Settings app from your home screen, and tap on Battery. Once you are in, you should find graphs that show your battery level and usage time. Besides, you can view how much battery life each app is using on your device.

  1. Screen Time

With iOS 12, Apple unveiled Screen Time, a handy feature that helps you keep track of how much time you are spending on your iPhone or iPad. Besides, you can see how many notifications you receive from an app or how often you pick up your iOS device.

Screen Time also includes a built-in tool called Downtime, which allows you to set schedule times for when access to certain apps will be blocked. The coolest part is that you can use Screen Time to see how much time your kids are spending on an app. All you need to do is to set up Family Sharing and you can get a daily report of your kids’ device.

  1. Notifications

In iOS 12, you can group notifications by apps. This is something we have been expecting for years. And Apple is finally making it an essential part of iOS. From now on, you can quickly group your notifications from the same app. Apple’s move is met with a wide welcome as it allows for a better notification management.

To group notifications in iOS 12, open the Settings app from your home screen, then tap on Notifications and select your favorite app. After that, tap on Notification Grouping and select By App to complete the task.

  1. Photos and Stickers

Apple is pouring a lot of love in the Messages app. Two years ago, the Messages app received a huge improvement in iOS 10, with the introduction of stickers, and emoji characters. In iOS 12, Apple is adding some handy features to the Messages app.

You now can edit photos and add stickers in iMessage. To do this, you simply open the Messages app, then tap on the star icon in the bottom left corner of the screen to fire up your front-facing camera. Once you are done, you can add stickers, emoji and memoji to your messages.

  1. Add more faces to Face ID

Face ID is one of the highlights of Apple iPhone X. Basically, Face ID allows you to unlock your iPhone with a simple glance. In reality, Face ID is not something new out there as we have seen some similar features out there.

Face ID is still in early stages, so it may stop working. Apple has been improving Face ID since the launch day to offer a better user experience. In iOS 12, you can add two different faces to Face ID. To do this, launch the Settings app from your home screen, then select Face ID & Passcode and hit Set Up an Alternate Appearance. Now just simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Also read: Apple iPhone 9: What we expect from Apple’s 6.1 inch iPhone

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