iOS 12 ― Bug Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

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  1. Banglazed, Sep 12, 2018
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    Banglazed macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    iOS 12

    GM Release Date ― September 12, 2018
    Build Number ― 16A366
    Official Public Release Date September 17, 2018
    Darwin Kernel Version ― 18.0.0: Tue Aug 14 22:07:19 PDT 2018; root:xnu-4903.202.2~1/RELEASE_ARM64_S8015

    Report all issues at or with the Feedback app.


    iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. Photos introduces new features to help you rediscover and share the photos in your library, Memoji—a new, more customizable Animoji—make Messages more expressive and fun, Screen Time helps you and your family understand and make the most of the time spent on devices, Siri Shortcuts deliver a faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri, augmented reality becomes even more engaging with the ability for developers to create shared AR experiences, and new privacy features help protect you from being tracked on the web. This update introduces new features and improvements to:

    • iOS has been enhanced for a faster and more responsive experience across the system
    • All supported devices see improved performance, going back to iPhone 5s and iPad Air
    • Camera launches up to 70 percent faster, the keyboard appears up to 50 percent faster and typing is more responsive*
    • Apps launch up to twice as fast when your device is under heavy workload*
    • New For You tab helps you discover great photos in your library with Featured Photos, Effect Suggestions, and more
    • Sharing Suggestions proactively recommend sharing photos taken at events with the people who are in them
    • Search enhancements make it easier to find your photos with intelligent suggestions and multiple keyword support
    • Search for photos based on the place, business name, or event where you were when you took them
    • Improved camera import with faster performance and a new large preview mode
    • RAW support for editing images
    • Portrait mode improvements preserve fine detail between subject and background when using Stage Light and Stage Light Mono effects
    • QR codes are highlighted in the camera frame, making them easier to scan
    • Memoji, a new, more customizable Animoji, make Messages more expressive with personalized characters that are diverse and fun
    • Animoji now also include T. rex, ghost, koala, and tiger
    • Make Memoji and Animoji wink and stick out their tongue
    • New camera effects bring Animoji, filters, text effects, iMessage sticker packs, and shapes to the photos and videos you capture in Messages
    • Animoji recordings can now capture up to 30 seconds
    • Font Readability: With Settings>General>Accessibility>Bold_Text turned ON, message threads are now hugely more readable than they have been in the past with that same setting.
    Screen Time
    • Screen Time provides detailed information and tools to help you and your family find the right balance of time spent with apps and websites
    • See the time spent in apps, usage across categories of apps, how many notifications are received, and how often devices are picked up
    • App limits help you set the amount of time you or your child can spend in apps and on websites
    • Screen Time for kids lets parents manage how their child uses iPhone and iPad right from their own iOS devices
    Do Not Disturb
    • Turn off Do Not Disturb after a set time, location or calendar event
    • Do Not Disturb status appears at top of notification screen and lock screen, whenever Do Not Disturb is ON (very visible, very valuable)
    • Do Not Disturb during Bedtime hides all notifications from your lock screen while you sleep
    • Notifications from the same app are automatically grouped together to help you manage your notifications
    • Instant Tuning gives you control over your notification settings right from the lock screen
    • New Deliver Quietly option silently sends notifications directly to Notification Center without interrupting you
    • Siri Shortcuts deliver a faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri
    • Add shortcuts using the “Add to Siri” button in supported apps, or in Settings > Siri and Search
    • Siri suggests shortcuts on the Lock screen and in Search
    • Get motorsports results, schedules, stats and standings for Formula 1, Nascar, Indy 500 and MotoGP
    • Search for photos by time, location, people, topic or recent trips to find relevant photos and Memories in Photos
    • Translate phrases in more languages, with support for over 40 language pairs
    • Check facts about celebrities, such as when they were born, and ask questions about food, including calories and nutrient content
    • Turn flashlight on or off
    • More natural and expressive voice now available in Irish English, South African English, Danish, Norwegian, Cantonese and Mandarin (Taiwan)
    Augmented Reality
    • Shared experiences in ARKit 2 let developers create innovative AR apps you can experience together with friends
    • Persistence enables developers to save and reload experiences right from where you left off
    • Object detection and image tracking gives developers new tools to recognize real world objects and track images while they move through space
    • AR Quick Look extends AR throughout iOS, letting you view AR objects with built-in apps like News, Safari, and Files and share them with friends with iMessage and Mail
    • New augmented reality app to measure objects and spaces
    • Draw lines across surfaces or in free space to measure, and tap on a line’s label to see more information
    • Automatically measure rectangular objects
    • Capture, share and markup screenshots of your measurements
    Privacy and Security
    • Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission
    • Suppresses ad retargeting by reducing advertisers’ ability to identify iOS devices uniquely
    • Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari
    • Reused passwords are flagged in Settings > Passwords & Accounts
    • Security code AutoFill presents one-time security codes sent over SMS as suggestions in the QuickType bar
    • Sharing passwords with contacts is easier than ever using AirDrop from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
    • Siri supports quickly navigating to a password on an authenticated device
    Apple Books
    • All-new design that makes discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks easy and fun
    • Reading Now makes it simple to get back to the book you’re currently reading or find great recommendations for what to read next
    • Add books to the new Want to Read collection to keep track of what you’d like to read next
    • The Book Store makes it easy to find your next favorite read with new and popular selections from our Apple Books editors and recommendations chosen just for you
    • The new Audiobooks store helps you find immersive stories and informative nonfiction books narrated by your favorite authors, actors, and celebrities
    Apple Music
    • Search now supports lyrics so you can use a few of the words to find a song
    • Artist pages have an easier to browse design with a personalized station of any artist's music
    • The new Friends Mix is a playlist of songs you’ll love from everything your friends are listening to
    • New charts to show you the daily top 100 songs in countries around the world
    Apple News
    • Apple News is redesigned to make it easier to discover new channels and topics
    • The new sidebar on iPad and Channels tab on iPhone make it easy to jump straight to your favorite publications and discover new ones
    • All-new design lets you easily view stock quotes, interactive charts, and top news on iPhone and iPad
    • Top Stories section includes articles selected by Apple News editors to highlight the latest news driving the market
    • Read Apple News stories right in the app, formatted to look great on iPhone and iPad
    • Watchlist includes color-coded sparklines that let you see daily performance at a glance
    • See an interactive chart for every ticker symbol, plus key details including after-hours price, trading volume, and more
    Voice Memos
    • All-new design with improved ease of use
    • iCloud keeps your recordings and edits in sync across all of your devices
    • Available on iPad with support for both portrait and landscape orientation
    • Get notified when movies and TV shows are available to watch in Up Next
    • Share your favorite movies, TV shows, and sporting events with universal links
    Apple Podcasts
    • Now supports chapters for shows that include them
    • Skip 30 seconds or to the next chapter with forward and back buttons in your car or on your headphones
    • Easily manage new episode notifications from the Listen Now screen
    • Live Listen now works with AirPods to help you hear more clearly
    • RTT phone calling now works with AT&T
    • Speak Selection now supports using the Siri voice to speak text that you have selected
    Other features and improvements
    • Camera effects in FaceTime transform your look in real-time
    • CarPlay adds support for third-party navigation apps
    • On supported campuses, use contactless student ID cards in Wallet to access buildings and pay with Apple Pay
    • Website icons can appear in tabs on iPad by enabling them in Settings > Safari
    • Weather includes air quality index in supported regions
    • Quickly swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go home on iPad
    • Swipe down from the top right to access Control Center on iPad
    • Mark Up includes a palette of additional colors and options to change line width and opacity for each tool
    • Battery usage chart in Settings now shows your usage for the last 24 hours or 10 days, and you can tap a bar to see app use for that period of time
    • On devices without 3D Touch, touch and hold the keyboard Space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad
    • Maps adds support for indoor maps for airports and malls with indoor positioning in China
    • New definition dictionary in Hebrew, and bilingual dictionaries in Arabic and English, and Hindi and English
    • New English thesaurus
    • Automatic software updates allow iOS updates to be installed automatically overnight
    * Testing conducted by Apple in May 2018 using iPhone 6 Plus supporting normal peak performance, prerelease iOS 11.4, and prerelease iOS 12. Keyboard tested using Safari; Camera tested by swiping from the Lock screen. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, software versions, and other factors.

    Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

    New Features & Changes
    New Issues

    Remaining Issues
    • App Store: While signed in with a production account and testing with a sandbox account, attempting to fetch a new valid receipt displays a sign-in prompt for the production account with no option for switching to the sandbox account
    • HomeKit: Inviting iOS 11 users who have multiple email addresses associated with their Apple ID to a home might not succeed
    • Maps: Traffic data might not be displayed
    • In iOS 12 GM Seed, Camera Effects in Messages is available only on iPhone SE and iPhone 6s or later and is unavailable on iPad. Camera Effects in FaceTime is available only on iPhone 7 or later and is unavailable on iPad
    • Wi-Fi calls might end unexpectedly when transitioning from Wi-Fi to cellular while on the T-Mobile network
    • Screen Time: The start and stop times for Downtime might change unexpectedly if they were configured prior to installing iOS 12 beta 9
      • After updating to iOS 12 beta 7 or later, parents should change the Screen Time passcode to prevent children from signing out of iCloud or changing the system time
      • “Picked Up Phone” statistics might be inflated due to data syncing from other devices signed into the same iCloud account
    • Siri: When using INUIAddVoiceShortcutButton, the “Add to Siri” and “Added to Siri” button text isn’t localized
      • While multiple ride-sharing apps are installed, Siri might open the app instead of providing an ETA or location when asked
      • Siri Shortcuts might not work if a device is locked
      • Siri Suggestions for Shortcuts are enabled on iPhone 6s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4
    Resolved Issues
    Additional Notes

    • Certain apps may not be fully compatible with iOS 12. Contact developer for support. See list of current compatible apps.
    • Downgrading to iOS 11.4.1 may reset Notification setting and may cause blank app icons.
    • If you experience Setting crashes, it may be due to removal of stock apps.
    • Battery apps may no longer work as intended due to removal of Battery API in iOS 12.
    • Group FaceTime has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall (removed in iOS 12 Developer beta 7)
    iOS 12 Preview

    OTA Update Sizes

    • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 3.00.00
    • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 2.00.01
    • Qualcomm iPhone 7/7 Plus: 5.00.00
    • Intel iPhone 7/7 Plus: 3.00.01
    • iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE: 7.10.00
    • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 5.10.00
    • iPhone 5S: 10.10.00
    United States
    • Verizon - 33.0
    • Verizon (iPad) - 30.5
    • T-Mobile - 32.5.23
    • T-Mobile (iPad) - 32.5.2
    • AT&T - 33.0
    • MetroPCS -
    • U.S. Cellular - 32.5.9
    • Sprint - 33.0
    • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 33.0
    • Xfinity Mobile 33.0.1
    United Kingdom
    • O2-UK - 32.5.10
    • BT-UK - 33.0
    • Three - 32.5.8
    • EE - 33.0
    • Vodafone UK - 32.0
    • Orange B - 32.5.7
    • Videotron -
    • Rogers - 32.5.10
    • Fido - 32.5.10
    • Bell -
    • Telus - 32.5.12
    • Freedom Mobile - 33.0
    • Orange France - 31.5.1
    • Orange Morocco - 31.5
    • O2-DE -
    • - 32.0
    • - 31.5.3
    • KPN -
    Southeast Asia
    • Singapore Singtel -
    • Philippines Globe - 33.0
    • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 33.0
    • Philippines Smart - 31.5
    • Thailand AIS -
    • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
    • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
    • Malaysia Digi -
    • Malaysia celcom -
    • Hong Kong - 32.0
    • Comviq -
    • Tre - 31.0
    • Salt - 33.0
    • Meteor
    • Optus - 32.0
    • Telstra - 33.0
    • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 32.0
    • Vodafone TR - 32.0
    • Turk Telekom - 32.0
    • T-Mobile -
    • Orange - 32.0
    • Play - 31.0
    • Airtel - 32.0
    • Jio - 33.0
    • Jio (iPad) - 32.5.2
    • Mexico - Telcel - 33.0
    • TIGO GT -33.0
    • Docomo - 32.5.10
    • AlwaysOnline -

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  2. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Updating tonight. Wondering if it includes the HomePod update. Let me know.
  3. AhRiHmAn macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2016
    So , same build than beta 12 (16A5366a) without the beta stuff?
  4. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  5. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

    Salty Pirate

    Oct 5, 2005
    kansas city
  6. HyperliteG4 macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2002
    Southern California
    I see it on the dev center but not OTA yet
  7. scjr macrumors 68020


    Jan 28, 2013
  8. Lyons00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2010
    Bay Area, California
  9. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    dont think its worth the time to delete beta profile, "update" to this when well be doing beta 12.1 next week lol
  10. gwhizkids Suspended


    Jun 21, 2013
    No OTA here yet, either. It is the same build as b12? That's surprising, if so.
  11. Banglazed thread starter macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    Please look out for this issues
    • Printing for normal webpages is missing in Safari
    • Videos no longer can be seen via Imports tab in Photos
    • Issue with images failing to load in messages.
    • Turning on/off personal hotspot from settings is not possible sometimes.
  12. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
  13. gwhizkids Suspended


    Jun 21, 2013
    I wonder if that's why we're not seeing this OTA.

    You'd think that if they intended b12 to be the GM, they would have given developers a heads up. Of course, the GM branch may also have code that would have given away features in the new phones. Not like Apple didn't do a great job of that themselves! ;)
  14. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    It’s not exactly the same so I’d personally still expect it to show up as OTA, for now I’m choosing to believe it’s just not been released that way yet
  15. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    No it will still come down because technically its a different build. I suspect its just a bit delayed.
  16. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    All of those remaining issues are just copied over from beta 12, right?
  17. Lyons00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2010
    Bay Area, California
  18. M-Life macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2006
    It's been a pleasure serving with you fellow betas. This will be my last beta update until next year, and I may not even return to the beta world at all if iOS 12 is good.

    I wish you all good luck, and may Jobs have mercy on your phones.
  19. matthew.ochs.90 macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2015
    Broomfield, CO
  20. Spaniel95 macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2017
    OTA is out on my 8 Plus. Without removing profile.

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  21. mujtaba.mir macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2014
    OTA is now available. 2.76 GB on iPhone X.
  22. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Not seeing with public profile yet, but these things can be slow to filter through. If anyone sees it with the public profile please let me know
  23. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
  24. Hans300 macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2017
    Why didnt they fix the remaining issues in the meantime...?
  25. gwhizkids Suspended


    Jun 21, 2013
    Thank you for campaigning with us. We wish you the best of luck back in the civilian world!
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