150+ iOS 12 Hidden Features For iPhone And iPad Discovered [List]

Here we have 150+ iOS 12 hidden or secret features that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user need to know about. These are some slew of updates, ranging from improvements to DnD to a whole new activity monitoring, and those new iOS 12 features that Apple didn’t announce at WWDC 2018 keynote.

Indeed, Apple may have done a quite good job of introducing iOS 12 during the opening keynote, talking about its important features, but not everything made it into that announcement.

So with the help of other sources on the internet web, we have discovered almost hundreds of hidden features in Apple’s latest iOS 12 release. It’s important to note that as people start to interact with iOS 12 on their iPhone and iPad, this comprehensive list will only continue to grow and Apple might as well change things here and there during the course of the period. It’s important to note that as people start to interact with iOS 12 on their iPhone and iPad after the final version release day on September 17. And it is the final iOS 12 firmware available to download and install on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

So make sure that you keep checking back as we will be continually updating it as and when new feature additions come to light or changed.

    1. iPhone X-like gestures on iPad
    2. New knowledge areas for Siri to now help it answer questions related to motorsports, celebrity facts, food photo memories, passwords, more
    3. Apple News app UI tweaks
    4. System-wide animation tweaks
    5. Siri translation now works with over 40 languages
    6. Portrait Segmentation API
    7. Share passwords with nearly iOS devices, Apple TVs, Macs, more
    8. Stronger password suggestions
    9. iOS will remind you to change a password if it finds you using the same password you previously used for another service in your new account
    10. Autofill for Two-factor SMS codes
    11. Silent Notifications
    12. Fill in passwords from third-party password managers more easily
    13. Critical alerts that can bypass Do Not Disturb
    14. Photos app now supports RAW format
    15. Improved Portrait Lighting with better edge detection
    16. QR Codes now highlighted when detected by the Camera app
    17. Single swipe up to quit apps on iPhone X multitasking interface
    18. Multi-user Face ID
    19. USB Restricted Mode
    20. Automatic OTA software updates
    21. Screen Time widget
    22. Messages Shortcuts
    23. Notification Grouping
    24. Redesigned iPad Menu Bar
    25. Scan QR Code in Control Center
    26. New wallpaper
    27. Improved Siri Suggestions
    28. New Lock Screen option: disable access to Wallet
    29. New Lock Screen option: disable USB Accessories
    30. New Lock Screen option: disable access to Wallet
    31. Voice Memos gets iCloud support
    32. Voice Memos settings let you choose audio compression quality
    33. Voice Memos settings let you set a default recording name
    34. New colors for Markup
    35. You can now choose the opacity and thickness of Markup tools by pressing on a tool once selected
    36. Favicons for Safari tabs
    37. New Experimental WebKit Features
    38. New options for Apple Books in Settings.app
    39. Podcasts app now lets you set custom durations for Forward and Back
    40. Battery usage chart in Settings.app shows usage for the last 24 hours or the last 10 days instead of the last 7 days.
    41. Battery usage chart in Settings.app also shows a new chart that displays battery usage information.
    42. Manage Notification Settings from Lock Screen
    43. Improved Do Not Disturb with Bedtime, Control Center shortcut, more
    44. Parental Control with App Limits
    45. FaceTime integration in the Messages app
    46. Music widget on Lock screen now matches the wallpaper rather than just being light gray
    47. Swipe up to rescan your face again if Face ID fails
    48. You can now press space to select text in non-3D Touch devices
    49. New “Hearing” widget in Control Center allows you to use AirPods as a kind of hearing aid using the iPhone’s microphone
    50. Developers can now add controls like buttons and switches for interactive notifications with custom views.
    51. Notifications in Do Not Disturb mode appear in dark color, without Do Not Disturb mode they appear in usual light color accent
    52. Siri can now turn on the flashlight
    53. Dictation now allowed on third-party keyboards
    54. New UI for Face ID Scan
    55. Full email preview from a notification
    56. Screen Downtime disables apps during the scheduled period
    57. Ability to independently connect to Wi-Fi networks on Watch
    58. iPad on iOS 12 now uses a webpage‘s built-in video player UI when watching in full screen.
    59. Brightness settings now back to the Display section of Settings.app
    60. Apple Pay notification will now give you more details
    61. New Apple Music artist page, pressing the play button shuffles the artist’s songs
    62. Control Center is now separate from Multitasking UI on iPad
    63. Swipe up arrow in Reachability Mode
    64. Reachability Mode is now scrollable
    65. Pallet of colors in tools bar in the Notes app
    66. Haptic Feedback now available in the Camera on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
    67. Air quality indicators inside the weather app
    68. Level screen removed from Compass app and moved to Measure app
    69. Stocks app adds 5Y, 10Y and ALL options to graphs
    70. New 3D Touch options in Control Center
    71. Animoji videos are now extended to 30 seconds from 10 seconds
    72. No carrier name occupying space in Status Bar on low-res devices like iPhone 5s and SE
    73. On 4” phones, tabs in Safari are now rounded. Before only devices 4.7” and up had this.
    74. Photos app in Messages
    75. Minor UI tweaks for Messages app
    76. New Siri accents: Irish and South African
    77. Photos app UI tweaks
    78. iOS 12 removes the tint on the wallpaper
    79. Airport Express support in Home app is back
    80. You can now adjust Maps navigation on Apple Watch
    81. Four new Animoji characters
    82. New toggle for AutoFill Passwords in Settings
    83. New UI for editing Photos taken from the Camera in Messages
    84. Face ID Alternate Appearance works for laying on your side in bed
    85. New haptic feedback when charging iPhone
    86. Podcasts app has a toggle for Next/Previous functions
    87. Stocks app data now uploaded to iCloud
    88. New controls for tint opacity in screenshot/Markup UI
    89. Stocks widget bigger with added charts
    90. Face ID now works with open mouth
    91. Screen recording notification allows deleting
    92. Hey Siri now available on Low Power Mode
    93. New Scan QR Code 3D Touch action in Camera app icon
    94. New Awards page/tab in Activity app
    95. Camera in Messages opens directly
    96. Slightly tweaked Smart Invert
    97. Get synonyms and related concepts for words with English Thesaurus.
    98. Call Classification & Reporting
    99. Improved and more advanced Privacy controls
    100. AirPlayed music no longer interrupted with other videos
    101. Landscape view of multi-page folder
    102. Three new language dictionaries: an Arabic and English bilingual dictionary, a Hindi and English bilingual dictionary, and a Hebrew dictionary.
    103. Store cards that support NFS now show an icon in Wallet app on the bottom right
    104. Third-party navigation apps support in CarPlay
    105. Larger buttons in CarPlay
    106. When doing portrait mode in the dark, the TrueDepth camera will detect your face and body position
    107. Folders for Albums in Photos app
    108. Password in keyboard works even for PDF passwords (in Documents by Readdle)
    109. Speed dial iMessage and FaceTime
    110. Workflows are automatically imported into Shortcuts
    111. Do Not Disturb during workout notification
    112. When setting up an iOS 12 device for the first time, there’s a new screen for automatic updates
    113. New Maps data for Apple Maps
    114. Stickers/Gifs for Activity app
    115. SMS/Call Reporting Extensions
    116. Share My Location in Apple ID
    117. Share a link of a photo straight from photos app (creates iCloud link to view photo for 30 days)
    118. iOS 12 suggests you call or text people on their birthday
    119. Searching for artist in Safari displays a link to directly to Apple Music
    120. Search by lyrics in Apple Music
    121. HomeKit backgrounds changed to gradient colors
    122. HomeKit UI tweaks
    123. in iOS 12 significant locations are more accurate, even showing how you got to the indexed location.
    124. Air Quality in Weather app
    125. Live Listen for AirPods
    126. Single AirPod smart play
    127. New checkmark animation icon confirms that your message actually sent when you ask Siri to send a message
    128. CarPlay now shows contact badge and not just nickname when messaging someone.
    129. You can now hand off calls to your Apple Watch with iOS 12
    130. Whilst using maps and you get a call, the call now runs in the background rather than taking over the screen
    131. “insights and suggestions” warning if you use your iPhone more than usual after an update.
    132. OS-wide date in status bar for iPad
    133. Home-Button Delay
    134. Phone will vibrate twice if Touch ID fails, it will vibrate once if Touch ID unlocks your phone.
    135. iOS 12 lets you transfer audio from calls to Apple Watch
    136. Recently deleted pictures will stay up to 40 days now
    137. iPhone X like line under battery, WiFi signal, Control Center etc. when entering the notification bar on iPad
    138. Now when you tap audio under the person name, it gives you the option of regular voice call or FaceTime audio.
    139. Apple Pay now provides you with more transaction information via the Wallet app when you select a specific payment.
    140. iPhone-only apps on iPad do not appear in iPhone 4s size anymore, they appear in iPhone 6 size
    141. “Hey Siri, where’s my phone” feature
    142. Typing in passcode while using AirPlay will now hide the keypad on the mirrored screen.
    143. You can disable the new third-party video controls in fullscreen
    144. QR Codes now square the image (yellow) and tells you to move closer if needed.
    145. Updated alert sounds
    146. The music player now warns you when you’re just about to exceed safe volume levels
    147. If you’re editing a photo in an app and save in-app, the photo will save next to the original.
    148. “Read” for SMS
    149. Suggestion to send photos in iMessage
    150. Holding down on a QR code gives you additional actions based on its content
    151. HomeKit adds remote controls support

And more. If you found anything else as new, feel free to share in comments below.

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