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IOS 12 Makes It Easier to Close Apps on iPhone X

05 June 2018

The phone's screen can also be set to dim automatically just before bedtime. "With Screen Time, these new tools are empowering users who want help managing their device time, and balancing the many things that are important to them".

The iPad is mentioned by name on this Face ID screen.

Shortly after talking about its new iPhone capabilities to restrict attention, Apple turned to the Watch, and demonstrated new features that let a user view web content on their wrist, all while competing against friends in workouts on a stationary bike. With up to 40% faster app launch, up to 50% faster keyboard display, up to 70% faster camera launch, up to 2x faster app launch under load, up to 2x faster share sheet display under load, Apple promises to improve performance of older devices by up to 40% with iOS 12. The feature will provide a weekly breakdown of device usage: how long you are using each app for, when you're using each app, how often you unlock your phone, and where the most notifications come from. A new "For You" tab has also been added that puts all your favorite pictures, memories, and shared folders in one location.

Apple is gearing up for a huge iOS 12 update! Apple senior vp Craig Federighi said such tracking would be blocked by default. Even better, Safari will warn users when they reuse the same password at multiple sites. The update will also let users customize which notifications vibrate their phone. The company said Siri gets 10 billion requests per week.

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The tools used for cutting down on smartphone addiction have been expected for months after two major shareholders asked Apple in January to add more parental controls and to study the impact of excessive iPhone usage on mental health.

Apple's new controls will expand on the "Do Not Disturb" options on the iPhone and iPad.

For a quick and easy recap of the rest of the WWDC 2018 keynote highlights - plus a bonus sketchnote that proved kind of prescient - check out the rest below.

Demos and apps along these lines have been around for years; most notably, Google debuted measuring with Project Tango a couple years ago. This essentially makes for fewer steps for using apps.

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Apple has fallen behind in the race to create an intelligent smart assistant. Siri has been struggling to keep up with the ever-improving Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Before, Apple had limited third-party access to a handful of categories, such as messaging, while excluding competitors to Apple's Music service, for instance. There are automatic software updates now.

Apple and the great developer migrationGetting to WWDC is half the battle!

And it's not just new devices which will benefit, as Apple said iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11 is. It's similar to how Google already encourages sharing through its own Photos app for both iPhones and Android devices. In the words of Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was "all about software". Facebook insisted there was nothing scandalous and said the deals were created to make it easier for people to use Facebook features without opening its app or website.

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IOS 12 Makes It Easier to Close Apps on iPhone X