100+ iOS 12 Hidden Features For iPhone And iPad [Running List]

Here are 100+ iOS 12 hidden or secret features that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user needs to know about.

Apple may have done a fairly good job of announcing iOS 12 during the opening WWDC keynote and talking about its most important features, but not everything made it into that announcement.

So keeping that in mind, here are the hidden features that have since been discovered with 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 list will only continue to grow and Apple might as well change things here and there during the course of the beta period. So make sure that you keep checking back as we will be continuously updating it as and when new features come to light or changed.

  1. Siri translation now works with over 40 languages
  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. iPhone X-like gestures on iPad
  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 same password you previously used for another service in your new account
  10. Autofill for Two-factor SMS codes
  11. Fill in passwords from third-party password managers more easily
  12. Critical alerts that can bypass Do Not Disturb
  13. Photos app now supports RAW format
  14. Improved Portrait Lighting with better edge detection
  15. QR Codes now highlighted when detected by Camera app
  16. Single swipe up to quit apps on iPhone X multitasking interface
  17. Multi-user Face ID
  18. USB Restricted Mode
  19. Automatic OTA software updates
  20. Screen Time widget
  21. Messages Shortcuts
  22. Notification Grouping
  23. Redesigned iPad Menu Bar
  24. Scan QR Code in Control Center
  25. New wallpaper
  26. Improved Siri Suggestions
  27. New Lock Screen option: disable access to Wallet
  28. New Lock Screen option: disable USB Accessories
  29. New Lock Screen option: disable access to Wallet
  30. Voice Memos gets iCloud support
  31. Voice Memos settings lets you choose audio compression quality
  32. Voice Memos settings lets you set a default recording name
  33. New colors for Markup
  34. You can now choose the opacity and thickness of Markup tools by pressing on a tool once selected
  35. Favicons for Safari tabs
  36. New Experimental WebKit Features
  37. New options for Apple Books in Settings.app
  38. Podcasts app now lets you set custom durations for Forward and Back
  39. Battery usage chart in Settings.app shows usage for the last 24 hours or the last 10 days instead of the last 7 days.
  40. Battery usage chart in Settings.app also shows new chart that displays battery usage information.
  41. Manage Notification Settings from Lock Screen
  42. Improved Do Not Disturb with Bedtime, Control Center shortcut, more
  43. Parental Control with App Limits
  44. FaceTime integration in Messages app
  45. Music widget on Lock screen now matches the wallpaper rather than just being light gray
  46. Swipe up to rescan your face again if Face ID fails
  47. You can now press space to select text in non-3D Touch devices
  48. New “Hearing” widget in Control Center allows you to use AirPods as a kind of hearing aid using the iPhone’s microphone
  49. Developers can now add controls like buttons and switches for interactive notifications with custom views.
  50. Notifications in Do Not Disturb mode appear in dark color, without Do Not Disturb mode they appear in usual light color accent
  51. Siri can now turn on flashlight
  52. Dictation now allowed on third-party keyboards
  53. New UI for Face ID Scan
  54. Full email preview from notification
  55. Screen Downtime disables apps during the scheduled period
  56. Ability to independently connect to Wi-Fi networks on Watch
  57. iPad on iOS 12 now uses a webpage‘s built in video player UI when watching in full screen.
  58. Brightness settings now back to Display section of Settings.app
  59. Apple Pay notification will now give you more details
  60. New Apple Music artist page, pressing the play button shuffles the artist’s songs
  61. Control Center is now seperate from Multitasking UI on iPad
  62. Swipe up arrow in Reachability Mode
  63. Reachability Mode is now scrollable
  64. Pallet of colors in tools bar in Notes app
  65. Haptic Feedback now available in the Camera on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
  66. Air quality indicators inside the weather app
  67. Level screen removed from Compass app and moved to Measure app
  68. Stocks app adds 5Y, 10Y and ALL options to graphs
  69. New 3D Touch options in Control Center
  70. Animoji videos are now extended to 30 seconds from 10 seconds
  71. No carrier name occupying space in Status Bar on low-res devices like iPhone 5s and SE
  72. On 4” phones, tabs in Safari are now rounded. Before only devices 4.7” and up had this.
  73. Photos app in Messages
  74. Minor UI tweaks for Messages app
  75. New Siri accents: Irish and South African
  76. Photos app UI tweaks
  77. iOS 12 removes the tint on the wallpaper
  78. Airport Express support in Home app is back
  79. You can now adjust Maps navigation on Apple Watch
  80. Four new Animoji characters
  81. New toggle for AutoFill Passwords in Settings
  82. New UI for editing Photos taken from the Camera in Messages
  83. Face ID Alternate Appearance works for laying on your side in bed
  84. New haptic feedback when charging iPhone
  85. Podcasts app has a toggle for Next/Previous functions
  86. Stocks app data now uploaded to iCloud
  87. New controls for tint opacity in screenshot/Markup UI
  88. Stocks widget bigger with added charts
  89. Face ID now works with open mouth
  90. Screen recording notification allows deleting
  91. Hey Siri now available on Low Power Mode
  92. New Scan QR Code 3D Touch action in Camera app icon
  93. New Awards page/tab in Activity app
  94. Camera in Messages opens directly
  95. Slightly tweaked Smart Invert
  96. Get synonyms and related concepts for words with English Thesaurus.
  97. Call Classification & Reporting
  98. Improved and more advanced Privacy controls
  99. AirPlayed music no longer interrupted with other videos
  100. Landscape view of muti-page folder
  101. Three new language dictionaries: an Arabic and English bilingual dictionary, a Hindi and English bilingual dictionary, and a Hebrew dictionary.

and more.

Quite a comprehensive list, even if we do say so ourselves. If you found anything else as new, feel free to share in comments below.

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