One of the most discussed innovations duplicates the chip introduced a year ago by macOS Mojave and transfers the dark design to iOS.
This will work in standard iPhone applications, the implementation of the chip in third-party developers. Many have already prepared and made the dark interface in advance.
How to enable: to enable the dark theme of the interface, go to Settings – Screen and Brightness. You can apply the theme from dusk to dawn or on a schedule.
In addition, in the Settings – Wallpaper – Select New Wallpaper section, you can specify double similar pictures that change when the system is dark and light.
2. New control gestures
So it is very convenient to use gestures when working with text or in correspondence. For example, swipe with three fingers to the left will cancel the input instead of having to shake the iPhone, swipe to the right will repeat the canceled action.
If you bring three fingers together on the screen, the selected text will be copied, and if thrown apart, the contents will be pasted from the clipboard. You can simply hold up three fingers on the screen and see the menu for working with the clipboard.
How to enable it: you don’t need to enable anything else, just try the gestures mentioned above several times to get used to working with them.
3. Automation of routine processes
Customizable scripts allow you to not only control your smart home, but also run many routine processes on your iPhone or iPad.
How to enable: install the application Quick teams from the App Store and explore the new Automation section. A little later we will talk about the most interesting and useful scenarios for it.
4. Photo and video editing
The most annoying was the inability to rotate the video 90 degrees if the orientation of the smartphone or the locked switch is incorrect. I had to upload the video to iMovie, rotate and re-save.
Now you can do everything in the built-in editor.
How to enable it: open the Photo application, select the desired picture or video and click Edit. New options will be available for editing, and a special button to rotate or mirror the video.
5. Work with files
iOS itself learned how to work with data on removable drives. iPhone and iPad are approaching Android smartphones in this direction.
How to enable it: install the Files application from the App Store and delete third-party file managers. Now most of the data manipulation can be carried out in an application from Apple.
6. Full browser. Nearly
In addition, it is possible to upload almost any files to Safari, which are subsequently saved in the application of the same name from the last paragraph.
How to enable: to change the page settings, click on the icon in the address bar. The main settings will appear in the drop-down menu, and the rest in the Website Settings section.
To download a file, just click on the appropriate link and the download will start automatically.
7. Quick access to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
How to enable it: open the control point with the main system switches, hold down the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth icon and get into the corresponding settings section.
8. Widgets on the iPad home screen
Widgets can be displayed when swiping to the right on the first screen with icons or fixed on it permanently.
How to enable: We call the panel with a swipe on the main screen and click Change. Here we add the necessary widgets and enable or disable the constant display of the panel.
9. You can connect the mouse
Initially, management is provided for users with disabilities, while the cursor looks too large and does not adjust. Pressing the left button is equivalent to tap on the screen, the right button will display the AssistiveTouch menu, and the central button will return to the main screen.
How to enable: first you need to connect the mouse via Bluetooth or by wire through an adapter to Lightning or Type-C, and then enable the Settings – AssistiveTouch option. Here you can change the speed of the cursor and its color.
10. New access to geolocation
There is an opportunity to provide location data every time upon request, which will be useful for most programs and games. This will not only make it impossible to monitor the user, but also allow the gadget to work longer on a single battery charge.
How to enable it: after the update, go to Settings – Privacy – Geolocation Services and go through the list of installed programs. Most of them can be set to Ask next time.
These chips should be paid attention immediately after the update.