What’s new in iOS 12
Apple TV app (iOS 12.3) Get the shows, movies, and channels you love together in one place. Quickly find and watch your favorites, pick up where you left off with Up Next, or discover something new—personalized just for you. See Set up the Apple TV app.
AirPlay 2 and smart TVs (iOS 12.3) Share or mirror almost anything from iPhone directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV. See Stream audio and video to other devices from iPhone.
Apple News+ (U.S. and Canada only; iOS 12.2) In the News app, enjoy top newspapers and hundreds of magazines for one monthly price. See Subscribe to Apple News+.
Group FaceTime (not available in all regions; iOS 12.1.4) Chat with up to 32 participants simultaneously. See Make a Group FaceTime call.
Dual SIM (iOS 12.1) On iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with supported carriers, you can use Dual SIM with a nano-SIM and an eSIM (not available in all regions). See Set up cellular service.
Camera (iOS 12.1) You can adjust the depth when you take a photo in Portrait mode on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. See Adjust Depth Control in Portrait mode.
Apple Music (iOS 12.1) It’s now easier to browse, discover, and listen to your favorite music. Visit new artist pages, check out the daily top 100 songs around the world, see what your friends are listening to on Friends Mix, and search for songs by lyrics. See Browse Apple Music, See what others are listening to, and Search Apple Music.
Performance iOS has been enhanced for a faster and more responsive experience on devices going all the way back to iPhone 5s.
Messages Create personalized Memoji and use new Animoji (iPhone X and later). Express yourself with camera effects including filters and stickers. And with the Photos iMessage app, get photo suggestions based on whom you’re messaging with, what you’re talking about, and where you’ve taken photos together. See Use Animoji and Memoji in Messages, Add camera effects to a photo or video, and Send a photo or video.
FaceTime Liven up the conversation as your favorite Animoji or Memoji, or add camera effects like filters, shapes, and stickers. See Add camera effects in FaceTime calls.
Screen Time Activity reports provide insight into how you and your family members are using your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can set time limits for using certain apps or entire categories of apps, such as games. See Set screen time, allowances, and limits.
Notifications Grouped notifications make it easy to see more information at a glance. Instant Tuning and Siri suggestions help you get just the notifications you want and need. See View and respond to notifications.
Do Not Disturb New options automatically end Do Not Disturb based on time or actions. Do Not Disturb during Bedtime dims your display and silences overnight notifications until you unlock your iPhone in the morning. See Set Do Not Disturb during Bedtime.
Measure Get the dimensions of real-world objects by pointing your iPhone camera at them. See Measure dimensions.
Photos Photos is smarter than ever with an all-new search engine and a personalized For You tab. It can even suggest sharing a collection of photos with the people who are in them. See View photos and videos.
Camera Portrait Lighting looks better than ever with improvements to the Stage Light and Stage Light Mono effects. And Camera now highlights QR codes in the frame, making them easier to scan. See Take photos with the camera.
Siri Add shortcuts for things you do frequently so you can ask Siri to do them. See Add shortcuts to Siri. As Siri learns your routines, you also get suggestions for what you need to do, at just the right time, on the Lock screen and in Search. See About Siri Suggestions.
Shortcuts app Download Shortcuts from the App Store and automate tasks you do often. Create or customize your own shortcuts to run multiple steps at once. Get started with examples from the gallery and personalize them with steps from different apps.
Apple Books (not available in all regions) It’s now easier for you to discover, read, and listen to your favorite books and audiobooks. See Read books in the Books app.
Voice Memos It’s even easier to capture and edit your recordings. And with iCloud, you can access your recordings in the Voice Memos app on your iPad and Mac. See Make a recording in Voice Memos.
Stocks Stocks has been completely redesigned for iPhone and iPod touch, and it’s an all-new app for iPad and Mac. See Check stocks.
Contactless student ID cards On supported campuses, you can add your contactless student ID card to Wallet. Access locations where your student ID card is accepted like your dorm, the library, and campus events. You can even pay for laundry, snacks, and meals around campus. See Use a contactless student ID card.
Battery information The battery usage chart in Settings now shows your usage for the last 24 hours or 10 days. See Charge and monitor the iPhone battery.
Privacy and security Enhanced tracking prevention protects your privacy in Safari. Automatically create, autofill, and store strong passwords in Safari and iOS apps. See Create website and app passwords.
Learn tricks for iOS 12 The Tips app adds new suggestions frequently so you can get the most from your iPhone. See Get tips.
Note: New features and apps may vary depending on your iPhone model, region, language, and carrier.