As summer sets in and fall quickly approaches, it’s time you start gearing up for Apple’s newest update: iOS 12.
Affecting iPads and iPhones, this new update is going to be the latest smartphone and tablet operating system software available for Apple products. And, though it’s unlikely you would expect anything less than a bunch of cool features, we’re here to give you the scoop on some of the best to come.
1. Old Phones Will Run Faster
If you have an older iPhone, expect major speed and performance enhancements. For instance, look for a 40% jump in app launch speed, 50% faster keyboard openings, and 70% quicker camera speed.
This is of course in response to the age-old complaint that with each new iPhone release (which continues to happen at lighting speeds), older iPhone versions get slower.
2. Better Siri Shortcuts
Sometimes Siri is helpful, and sometimes she is just a hot mess, which can be frustrating to those trying to take advantage of the built-in voice feature.
Adding to this, FaceTime support is expanding to support up to 32 people at a time. And you guessed it…you can bring your Memoji right into FaceTime to join the fun!
4. Activity Monitoring
It’s hard to discern between our real lives and out smartphone lives these days. After all, everything is so closely connected. But the key to maintaining happiness is to track the amount of time you spend on your mobile devices and make sure it doesn’t bleed over into quality time with family, friends, or much needed alone time.
With this upcoming iOS update, Apple is planning to release activity usage reports that you can tap into to see just how much time you spend doing what.
In addition, you’ll be able to extend your Do Not Disturb Mode into bedtime so you can stop with the ringing, vibrations, and on-screen notifications while you snooze.
And there you have it! Some of the best update features expected to release this fall when Apple lets its iOS 12 update out of the bag.
Keep in mind, no official release date has been set, though they usually launch alongside new iPhone releases in September. So, enjoy the summer and be on the lookout for cool new iPhone and iPad updates very soon!