It was announced on June 4 that a new iOS update is coming, namely iOS 12. In the meantime, a beta version is already available, but the official version will not be available until the fall. 

iOS 12

iOS 12 will be available for download on all devices that can run iOS 11. This includes the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the sixth generation iPod touch. Apple is doubling down on performance with iOS 12, working from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads more responsive and responsive. In addition to the fact that Apple has of course made all kinds of improvements 'behind the scenes' of the iPhone and iPad, there are also some new features with this update. 



We already knew the Animoji from the previous iOS. But there is now a variant, which you can personalize and make it look like yourself. You can even use Memoji with the new FaceTime.


Group FaceTime

The new version supports FaceTime calls with up to 32 people (quite busy). Memoji and new camera effects can be used during FaceTime. 


Screen Time

Screen Time provides weekly activity reports that detail how you used your iOS device, including how much time you spend in each app, how often you pick up your phone, how much time you spend on the iPhone or iPad, and which apps send the most notifications.  App Limits, part of Screen Time, lets you set a time limit for apps to remind you to use them less. The Parental Controls option allows parents to see how much time their children spend on their devices and limit that time with detailed control options.


Do not disturb

Thanks to the Do Not Disturb feature at Bedtime, you can turn off your notifications at night. Do Not Disturb features allow you to set Do Not Disturb for an hour while you are in a specific location, or for the duration of a meeting.


Grouped notifications

Grouped notifications have been added to make it easier to view and manage all of an app's notifications at once. There's also a new Instant Tuning feature to adjust notifications as they arrive. You can press a notification to turn off notifications for a specific app. Or set them to Silent Notification, which will send the messages to the Notification Center but not to the Lock screen. 

Can't you wait until autumn? Sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program here and see if you like iOS 12!

NB! It is a test version so there may still be errors. This may cause your phone to become a bit slower and/or some apps may not respond the same as before.