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iOS 18: features, release date, compatible iPhones, and more

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FEATURES

> Homescreen changes - iOS 18 will allow users to tint, resize, and place app icons anywhere on the grid. Widgets resizing is available too.

> Revamped Control Center - Along with key design changes, the Control Center features various panes, resizing of toggles, and allows adding dozens of new controls.

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> Lockscreen shortcuts - With iOS 18, users will be able to change the lockscreen shortcuts at the bottom to any app or shortcut.

> Redesigned Photos app - View all your images and videos in a single view or by selecting Collections which categorises media based on people and pets, recent days, and more 

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> Updated Messages app - Add bold, italics, underline, and strikethrough to your messages. There are some new animated text effects in tow as well.

Also, RCS finally makes debut on the Messages app.

> Privacy features - iOS 18 gains access to privacy features like App Lock using Face ID and Hidden apps.

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> Updates to Safari - Thanks to machine learning, Safari will be able to summarise long articles. Reader mode has been redesigned for a distraction-free experience.

> Passwords app - Store passwords, passkeys, WiFi passwords, and verification codes all in a single place.

> Game Mode - Enhances the gameplay by delivering consistent frame rates and reduces latency of Bluetooth devices like AirPods. 

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APPLE INTELLIGENCE

iOS 18 brings Apple's own take on artificial intelligence called "Apple Intelligence". Coming to iPhone 15 Pro models, the features include:

> Write, rewrite, and summarize text on any app, including third-party apps.

> Create high-quality images by providing text prompts.

> Siri is revamped to offer contextual and highly personalised results.

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IOS 18 rELEASE DATE

Although Apple has yet to provide the exact details on the release date of iOS 18, they said that the update will be "coming this fall.

iPhone users can expect the update to land in September 2024 after the unveiling of iPhone 16 series.

The iOS 18 developer beta is available for those who want to get their early hands on the new software


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 ios 18 compatible iphones

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone SE (2nd Gen.)
iPhone SE (3rd
Gen.)

iPhone 15
iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max

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How to download ios 18 beta

Step 1: Back up your data, if you haven't

Step 2: Visit Apple's official beta website on your iPhone

Step 3: Open 'Settings' app on iPhone

Step 4: Go to 'General' and select 'Software update'


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Step 5: Wait for few minutes and a option for beta updates will appear under 'Automatic updates'

Step 6: Once the iOS 18 developer beta update appears, select it

Step 7: The update will begin downloading and be automatically installed on your compatible iPhone after boot up

How to download ios 18 beta