- Feb 8, 2018
- What is iOS 12? Apple's next big iPhone and iPad software update
- When is it out? Likely a June announcement and beta, September launch
- How much will it cost? Nothing. iOS 12 will remain free.
While nothing is known about iOS 12 yet we have a clear idea of some of the things we want to see, such as the following.
1. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles that work properly.
Control Center has been improved for iOS 11, but one thing we’re not such fans of is the fact that you can’t actually turn off WiFi or Bluetooth from it.
Currently to do that you have to head to the main Settings screen, so in iOS 12 we’d like there to at least be an option to have proper ‘off’ toggles in Control Center - perhaps with a harder 3D Touch?
2. Camera controls in the camera app
3. More powerful Files
Files promised to be a file explorer and manager for iOS, bringing it closer to a desktop experience, or at least to Android levels of control. But in reality, the first time you open Files you probably won’t see much of anything.
For iOS 12 we’d like to see it turned into a proper file manager.
4. More Control Center customization
With iOS 11 Apple has let you pick what you see in Control Center, but its selection isn’t comprehensive.
We’d love the power to add any setting or app shortcut we want, and also to remove the likes of music controls and screen mirroring, which currently you can’t.
5. Wish list returned to the App Store
The App Store has been overhauled as part of iOS 11, and for the most part it’s for the better, but one feature has been killed off in the process, namely wish lists.
Previously, if you saw an app or game you liked the look of but didn’t want to buy it then and there (perhaps because the price was high or you were using cellular data) you could add it to your wish list so you wouldn’t forget about it.
You can’t do that anymore, and nor can you see your old wish list, so good luck remembering anything you’ve added. It was a handy feature and we’d like to see it – along with everything we added to it – returned in iOS 12.