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Apple iOS 18 officially announced: features, eligible devices




  • iOS 18 has officially been announced.
  • Apple Intelligence features are currently available on iPhone 15 Pro models.
  • Take a look at the features & eligible devices of iOS 18.

Apple iOS 18 officially announced

Apple announced its iOS 18 at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and the company also announced iPadOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. Here are the features & eligible devices list of iOS 18.

Home & Lock Screen, Customization

Locked and Hidden Apps: If you want to add icons freely around the screen, ditching the grid layout for a more personal touch. iOS 18 also allows you to change app icon color which offers an extra level of customization. By which you can set the app icon color like your wallpaper color theme.

Locked and Hidden Apps: iOS 18 allows you to lock specific apps with Face ID or Touch ID for an additional layer of security. You can also hide apps from your home screen.

Customization Option: iOS 18 also lets you customize your Control Center by adding or removing shortcuts to the features you mostly use. By this you can quickly access your frequently used apps.

Privacy and Security features

Lockdown Mode: This new feature is designed to protect users which are targeted from cyber attacks by strictly limiting certain functionalities.

New Password Manager App: Apple introduced its own password manager app to securely store and manage your passwords across all apple devices.

Enhanced Built-in Apps

Photos gets a makeover: The Photos app gets a refresh with a unified view with new collections and improved memories creation tools.

Message upgrades: This message app gets some improvement, but specific details haven’t been revealed yet.

Mail Enhancement: This Mail enhancement is expected to offer some improvements to Mail in iOS 18.

Safari gets a Boost: Safari will get some under-the-hood improvements for better performance and security.

Other features

Eye Tracking Accessibility: For users with specific accessibility needs, iOS 18 offers eye tracking support, allowing control of the iPhone with just your eye movement.

Music Haptics: Feel the rhythm of your music with new music haptics that provide subtle vibration in sync with the music.

Gaming Mode: iOS 18 also comes with a new gaming mode that optimizes performance while you are playing games.

AI features

Content Summarization: This feature, likely powered by AI which will offer quick summaries of articles, webpages in Safari, meeting notes, emails and text messages.

Notes App upgrades: The Notes Apps get some AI features like live audio transcripts and the ability to solve mathematical problems.

Apple Intelligence

Apple intelligence features are currently limited to the iPhone 15 Pro models.

Siri Upgrades: Apple promised to offer a more capable and helpful Siri assistant for their users.

Genmoji: It creates your personalized emoji.

Smart Writing assistant: Rewrite text or emails and change their tone (professional, casual, funny).

Photo cleanup: Remove unwanted objects or people from your picture with this feature.

iOS 18 Eligible devices

  • iPhone 15 series
  • iPhone 14 series
  • iPhone 13 series
  • iPhone 12 series
  • iPhone 11 series
  • iPhone XS series
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation and later)
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