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A visual comparison of iOS 11 and iOS 12. It has become

We’ve studied the new version of iOS, tell about small changes, which at first glance are invisible.

1. Group notifications

Notifications are grouped by application, this will save space on the iPhone lock screen.

You can open a list of notifications for each application or one svaypom hide all the notifications from it. In iOS 12, you can also customize notifications for each application. For example, remove the sound when a new notification arrives.

Opinion: it became much better and more convenient. It was this update of notifications that we were waiting for.

Useful: yes

2. The order of the menu items in the settings has changed

 

In the settings, the order of items in some sections has changed. For example, the Office item moved under the Basic Settings.

Opinion: Why?

Usefull: no

3. In the Do Not Disturb mode, a new option appeared

 

The Go to Sleep option will lower the brightness of the display, and hide all new notifications until the morning.

View: Pleasant and useful update. It remains to be possible to set up additional items “for the morning”, which Siri will prepare automatically. For example, “New recipe for breakfast,” “Tell the hot news” or “Learn the traffic jams before work.”

Useful: yes

4. The design of notifications settings was updated.

 

The point of notification became more visible.

View: Update for renewal.

Usefull: no

5. The control room received new opportunities

 

In the settings of the additional elements of the Control Point, two new options for Scanning QR Code and Hearing appeared at once .

Opinion: Pleasant trifle, but no more.

Useful: yes

6. Section Siri and Search completely redone

 

The voice assistant received a completely redesigned interface and new features. Now the user can configure whole smartphone usage scenarios (the so-called Quick commands) and set for each one voice command for Siri.

Opinion: We were waiting for the wiser Siri, but in the end we will teach her. The writing of scenarios looks like an interesting innovation with great prospects. At the moment the addition is very raw, the possibilities are severely limited. We look forward to further development of Siri.

Useful: yes

7. The battery received extended statistics

 

Data on the use of the battery is now also displayed in the form of a graph.

On it you can see the most energy-resource clock, as well as the average battery usage time with the screen on and off.

Opinion: There was no practical benefit from the innovation.

Usefull: no

8. Improved display of predictive input

 

The line of predictive text input has slightly changed.

Opinion: There was no practical benefit from the innovation.

Usefull: no

9. The Dictaphone was updated

 

Appendix The recorder received a new icon and an updated interface. In the settings, it was possible to give a name to the sound file according to the place where the recording was made. Finally, you can record directly to iCloud!

Also now you can squander for 15 seconds forwards / backwards.

Opinion: There was no practical benefit from the innovation.

Usefull: no

10. The Photo section is improved.

 

Pleasant changes received the section Photos.

Search in it became even smarter, and the appeared section For you (instead of the Memo tab) is able to make thematic selections from the media archive of the iPhone owner. The system also allows you to share collections with loved ones.

Also there was a table with interesting figures of statistics for each type of media files.

View: Nice innovations that make working with photos even more convenient.

Useful: yes

11. Section Dialog updated

 

The logic of content management in dialogs has changed slightly. When you click on the camera icon, the standard camera opens, but the media library opens through the applications tab.

By the way, in the Dialogue section with the front camera turned on, you can apply various filters and visual effects right at the time of shooting. When you turn on the camera normally, there are no additional “buns”. Apparently, in this way, Apple is trying to “force” to communicate through iMessage.

View: It used to be more convenient. To insert a photo into the conversation, the user is forced to do an additional “click”.

Usefull: no

12. New items in the Contact Card

 

The business card now has two additional items – Send money (uses Apple Cash, which does not work for us) and Share Geo Position.

Opinion: Not the most relevant and partially not working in Russia things. It would be better, at last, to add the opportunity to minimize the incoming call.

Usefull: no

13. Apple Interface has slightly changed

 

In the artist’s profile there was a button for quickly turning on the music, but the button for expanding the menu with additional options was moved upward.

Opinion: There was no practical benefit from the innovation.

Usefull: no

14. Additional features in the Control Panel

By long pressing on the Do Not Disturb item in the Control Panel, there is an additional useful setting that allows you to silence all notifications for an hour, until the morning or when changing the geo- position.

Opinion: A convenient and useful thing.

Useful: yes

15. Backup images from the dialog

 

In iOS 12, it became possible to download the whole archive of images in iCloud from the dialog with a specific user.

Also note that when you click on the user’s avatar, a convenient quick menu appears.

View: A handy and useful thing, especially for devices with low memory.

Useful: yes

16. Changed the background of the player

The background of the Apple Music player when the device is locked in iOS 12 is darker than the similar one in iOS 11.4. A subtle hint of a dark design?

Opinion: There was no practical benefit from the innovation.

Usefull: no

17. Quick access to the Camera

In the mode of quick access to the camera using 3D Touch instead of the item Slow-motion shooting, the item Scan QR-code appeared.

Opinion: No comment.

Usefull: no

18. Quick access in Notes

 

In the mode of quick access to a Note using 3D Touch instead of the item New sketch, the item Scanning a document appeared.

Opinion: No comment. Why not let the user choose the right items in such a menu?

Usefull: no

19. In Safari you can turn on site icons

 

In the settings of the corporate browser Safari there was an item that allows you to include the so-called favicons – icons displayed next to the name of sites in the browser window.

Opinion: No comment.

Usefull: no

A total of 8 useful points out of the 20 listed above. We are waiting for iOS 12 beta 1.2.

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