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iOS 12 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 199
Article Title = iOS 12 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 5th June 2018
Article Last Updated = 6th June 2018
Article URL =

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about Apple's iOS 12

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will iOS 12 be released?
A. Apple stated at their World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote on 4th June 2018 that iOS 12 will be available in the autumn/fall of 2018.
Q. How much will iOS 12 cost?
A. It will be free (as in, a free download via the internet).
Q. What do I need to run/upgrade to iOS 12?
A. The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 12 (the same models as iOS 11) but all of them may not support all special features: All other iOS devices including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and the iPad 4th generation are not supported.
Q. What new features does iOS 12 have?
A. See Apple's official iOS 12 preview web page. MacStrategy's recommended features to note are:
  • Group FaceTime (up to 32 people at the same time) + integration into Messages - requires iOS 12 or later or macOS 10.14 or later
  • Better performance on older hardware
  • Enhanced Do Not Disturb - set for meetings, time and/or location
  • Siri Shortcuts - create voice controlled, automated scripts of multiple actions over multiple apps including third-party apps
  • Screen Time - track and control app usage:
    • App usage/time reports
    • Limit app usage/time
    • Features work with Parental Controls including viewing usage/time reports on parent's iDevices
  • Updated "Voice Memos" app (including iCloud syncing of files and availability on iPads)
  • New App "Measure" - an Augmented-Reality measuring tape
  • Apple "iBooks" app renamed to "Books" and updated/new features
  • Continuity Camera - Photos app can access still shots and video captured from a nearby iOS device
  • New USDZ Augmented Reality File Format - Pixar Graphics Technologies USDZ File Format Specification document
  • Ability to disable USB access when an iPhone hasn't been unlocked for more than one hour
  • iPhone X new app switcher
  • New Siri voices (Irish + South African)
  • "Alternate Appearance" support for Face ID
  • Option to automatically install iOS updates
  • (Customisable) group notifications on the lock screen
  • Scan QR code option in the Control Center
  • Memoji - create your own Animoji
  • New Animojis - koala, tiger, ghost, and T. rex
  • Animoji tongue and wink detection
  • Longer Animoji messages - now max 30 seconds
  • New Camera Effects
  • Call and FaceTime shortcuts in Messages
  • Easy photo sharing via Messages (iCloud Photo Library required)
  • Improved Photos search
  • Favicons in Safari tabs
  • Redesigned Stocks app
  • Autofilling of SMS security codes
  • Third-party navigation apps in CarPlay
  • Contactless student ID cards via Wallet (very limited locations at first, primarily in the USA)
  • More in-depth, battery information
  • New iPad gestures - You can now go to the Home screen by swiping anywhere on the Dock. Get to Control Center more conveniently with a swipe from the top-right corner.
  • New dictionaries - Arabic and English bilingual dictionary, a Hindi and English bilingual dictionary, and a Hebrew dictionary
  • English Thesaurus
Q. What features are available in my country?
A. Based on Apple's feature vs country availability list the following features are available in the United Kingdom:
  • News [iOS 9.1 or later required]
  • Apple Music [iOS 8.4 or later required]
  • Beats Radio [iOS 8.4 or later required]
  • Apple Pay [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • Maps [iOS 6 or later required]
  • Maps > Standard
  • Maps > Satellite
  • Maps > Directions
  • Maps > Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Maps > Speed Limits
  • Maps > Flyover
    • Belfast
    • Birmingham
    • Blackpool
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • Kingston upon Hull
    • Leeds
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Middlesbrough
    • Newcastle upon Tyne
    • Nottingham
    • Stoke-on-Trent
    • Stonehenge
  • Maps > Public Transport Transit Routes
    • Birmingham
    • Bristol
    • Cardiff
    • Glasgow
    • Leeds-Bradford
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Newcastle
    • Sheffield
  • Maps > 3D Buildings in Navigation
    • Birmingham
    • London
    • Manchester
  • Maps > Traffic
  • Maps > Business Reviews and Photos
  • Maps > Transit - Great Britain
  • Maps > Nearby
  • Maps > Indoor maps including airports [iOS 11 or later required]
    • London LHR
  • Siri [iOS 6 or later required]
  • Siri > Sports
  • Siri > Twitter integration
  • Siri > Facebook integration
  • Siri > Restaurant Information
  • Siri > Restaurant Reviews
  • Siri > Movie Information
  • Siri > Movie Reviews
  • Siri > Movie Showtimes
  • Siri > Dictionary
  • Siri > Calculations and Conversions
  • QuickType [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • QuickType Keyboard > Language Support - English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Predictive Input - English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Dictation - English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Multilingual Typing - English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Contextual Predictions - English UK
  • QuickType Keyboard > Emoji Predictions - English UK
  • Spotlight Suggestions [iOS 8.1 or later required]
  • Apple CarPlay [iOS 7.1 or later required]
  • iTunes Store > music, movies and TV)
  • App Store > apps and games
Features specifically not available in the United Kingdom:
  • Maps > Lane Guidance
  • Siri > Restaurant Reservations
Q. What are the standard Apple iOS apps?
A. Below is a list of standard Apple provided iOS apps included with iOS 12 that can now be removed hidden (not all apps are installed on all devices):
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts†
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Music††
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app†††
  • Weather
NOTE: Apps can only be re-downloaded unhidden or "updated" via your iOS device - you cannot use iTunes. This is because apps are not actually deleted from your device (only user data and necessary hooks are removed). The signed, secure version of the app remains on your device, just hidden. "Re-downloading" an app doesn't actually involve a download and instead simply "unhides" the app on your device.
† - You can remove hide the Contacts app from an iPhone only. If you remove hide Contacts, you won't lose your contact information. You can still find all of that information in the Phone app.
†† - If you remove hide the Music app, it won’t be available to use with CarPlay.
††† - If you try to remove hide the Watch app from an iPhone that’s paired with an Apple Watch, an alert asks you to unpair your Apple Watch before you can remove the app.
Q. How do I remove hide the standard Apple iOS apps?
A. Locate the icon for the app you want to remove. Tap and hold until it jiggles and an x appears in the top left. Tap the x. Confirm you want to remove the app.
Q. How do I get a standard Apple iOS app back that I have removed hidden?
A. Go to the App Store on the device where it has been removed hidden. Search for the app you want in the App Store. Locate it and tap the cloud icon to reinstall/unhide it (it is not actually downloaded, it is simply unhidden).

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