What is your favorite new feature in iOS 12?

What is your favorite new feature in iOS 12?
Apple has just unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12, at the focal event of its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the opening keynote of WWDC 2018.

And it's been an exciting, news-packed event with some major changes in the way iOS works, with some smaller changes and with one big underlying focus on under-the-hood performance improvements.

We have already summed up the most important changes in iOS 12 in our detailed news here, but now is the time and this is the place to ask you, our readers, which of the new iOS 12 features are you most excited about? 

Vote in the poll right below and come back to see the final results in a couple of days!

What is your favorite iOS 12 feature?

Performance improvements on older phones: 40% faster app loading, etc
46.56%
Memoji allows you to create your own avatar and bring it to life in Apple Message, you get 4 new animoji characters and tongue recognition for all existing ones
2.75%
Grouped Notifications: notifications are grouped in stacks and you can easily clear whole stacks
24.21%
New Screen Time option allows you to see how much time you spend in apps, set app limits
2.67%
New Do Not Disturb mode prevents notifications from overwhelming you
0.65%
ARKit 2.0, AR multiplayer and new Measure AR app bring you more immersive augmented reality
1.78%
Updates to core apps: News, Stocks, Voice Memos, Apple Books
0.32%
Improved Siri: Siri Shortcuts, translations into 40 languages and more knowledge
1.94%
Photos getting more powerful search, new For You tab, easier sharing
0.49%
CarPlay adding support for 3rd party apps like Google Maps
5.43%
Group FaceTime with up to 32 people
7.04%
Enhanced Privacy & Security that prevents websites from tracking you
6.15%

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36 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

iOS 12 was a success imo

4. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

A huge success. Beta 1 is easily faster and more fluid than iOS 11.4.1 beta 1.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Grouped notifications. I'm getting an iPad and a backup iPhone SE. Great time to give iOS a shot.

27. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sounds like this could be fun to try out together! It is a good time for this, especially if you can find deals on one, if not both things.

3. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I think they're doing the performance boost on older devices in order to sell older products "cheaper" than their current flagships, so new customers are brought to iOS, that's a smart move imo. That won't affect their sales as die-hard Apple fans will buy their lates and greatest, while bringing new customers to their ecosystem. Finally, grouped notifications!!!

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Performance and stability ... hopefuly.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2359; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Honestly, I am excited about CarPlay finally allowing 3rd party apps. Google Maps is my go-to for travelling and its nice that they finally are going to allow it.

7. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

About time .. iOS was garbage now its usable.good job aple

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

People were complaining about the volume popup.. they wanted it smaller or on the top or even on the sides, they also were complaining about in coming calls whuch disturb you and if you don't wanna answer, you have to wait till the call ends .. making it in notification is the best solution, but hey since when apple is listening?

9. whatev

Posts: 2260; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Fandroids troll, this is just for iOS users who actually have iOS devices, so don’t vote and go crawling to your respective caves

31. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Why would they vote on this one, there are no negative things to choose.

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Privacy and security. We don’t sell our souls to google or Facebook.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple sells it to Facebook for you.

20. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That’s cute. Was waiting for your trolling. Any links to support this?

32. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You've already sold it to Apple that rents it out to others. Have a good day.

33. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You know the reason why Apple is pushing against Facebook and Google and such, is because they recently declared they want to expand their own advertising network. It has nothing to do with privacy or security, it has everything to do with Apple making more money off you, the user. They already sell their data on you to third parties and that will only get worse. But at least they'll have lulled you into a false sense of privacy and security.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Literally nothing groundbreaking or new, so nothing?

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iOS 12 wasn't meant to be groundbreaking.........in fact, hardly anything is groundbreaking nowadays.

34. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It was always meant to clean up the mess they made of iOS 11. They'll receive a lot of praise for it this year and then c*ck it up again next year to reap more praise for cleaning it up again the year after.

12. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Nothing to get so excited, maybe the grouped notifications and Waze/Google maps on carplay are the best features! But it's a mixed feeling because you can enjoy those features on Android....

15. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

What is your favorite new feature in iOS 12? Gimme a sec. Let me ask google and Samsung

16. Zylam

Posts: 1816; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

You didn't include the best feature every year: How much the fandroids cry in pain at anything Apple does.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don’t have a fav, but I like what I’ve seen in iOS 12. It’s a great update, but I hope the iPhone event reveals better multitasking. If y’all had to pick one, I’d go with grouped notifications most likely.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If I had to pick one.

18. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I own an iPad and an android phone, and still none of the features excites me... iOS 12 is a good update if you only use iOS and not android. If you own an android, then none of these features will excite you.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do they need to excite you? No features about my Note 8 excites me, it’s just cool to have and be able to use them. Usable features are just that...usable regardless of the platform.

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Now that's the kind of fandroid I am looking for. Honest and unbiased.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m like...excited...really?

36. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

HAHA, really!

29. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I didnt know my comment was aimed towards your personal taste, is it abnormal in your country for someone to get excited over a new or old feature? Is being excited or not, non-existant where your from?

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