Apple Announces iOS 18 With Enhanced Privacy, More Lock Screen Options, App Improvements, and More

ios 18 announcements

Apple just announced iOS 18, the next major operating system for the iPhone. This update promises to be the biggest in years, and brings all kinds of cosmetic and practical changes.

iOS 18 introduces major privacy improvements, new Hom Screen and Control Center options, and revamps numerous in-house apps.

Here’s what’s new:


iOS comes with a bunch of privacy features that are focused on controlling who can access apps on your iPhone. Here’s what’s new:

  • Lock apps with Face ID.
  • Hide apps.
  • Hide an app and put it in a Hidden Apps folder that Face ID also protects.

Home Screen and Control Center

  • New Home Screen Layout.
  • Revamped Control Center.
  • Change the Icons’ color.
  • Tinted icons in Dark Mode.

App improvements

Many of Apple’s stock apps will receive significant improvements with iOS 18:

  • Improvements to the Mail app.
  • Scheduling Texts in iMessage.
  • Tap to Cash and other Wallet improvements.
  • Updated Journal app.
  • Game Mode.
  • Revamped Photos app.

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