Monday, September 24, 2018

Top 10 annoying features in iOS 12

With iOS 12 download available for iPhone/iPad/iPod, we've spotted number of great features that comes with the new software like Do Not Disturb during bedtime, new emoji and etc,... But like every new software update there is some awesome features and others not and can be also annoying to some users.

In this post we are going to talk about some of the annoying features spotted in iOS 12 and we will also tell you how to disable/remove it (if you like).

10 Annoying features in iOS 12 and how to fix them

1) How to Turn off Siri Suggestions


 iOS 12 users probably noticed that Siri automation is everywhere in iOS 12 and most of suggestions that Siri sends to you especially that shows in the lock screen are not so useful. But in case you want to disable Siri suggestions here's how.

Go to Settings -> Siri & Search, and turn off the toggle next to Suggestions on Lock Screen. And if you want to turn off suggestions in Spotlight, disable the Suggestions in Search feature.

2) How to Disable Screen Time Reports

iOS 12 has a new digital wellness feature called Screen Time. It tracks all the activity on your device and at the end of the week, it sends you reports to tell you your performance.

If you don’t care about your iPhone usage, or if you’d rather not know, these weekly prompts can get rather annoying. Next time you get a notification from Screen Time, swipe left on it and tap on Manage. From here, tap on Turn off Notifications. Screen Time feature won’t bother you again!

3) Clear Deleted Voice Memos

When you delete a voice memos from your iPhone, iOS 12 doesn't actually full remove it but it sends it to a recently deleted folder, instead of being actually deleted. You need to then go in and manually Erase it.

This is frustrating. Thankfully, there’s a feature to automate this whole process. Go to Settings -> Voice Memos -> Clear Deleted and choose 7 days or 30 days option.

4) Use Third party passwords managers instead of iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain has tight integration across every login page in iOS 12. No matter if it’s an app or a website. This is great news for iCloud Keychain users.

But if you’re using a third-party app like 1Password, this can sting a bit. You probably don’t want to transfer all your passwords over to iCloud if you’ve got a solution which is more secure. You won’t have to. iOS 12 allows third parties to plug into the same password autofill system. You can have one third-party service enabled at a time. So install the 1Password app on your iPhone and follow the instructions in the app to make it your default password autofill tool on iOS 12.

5) How to turn off USB Restricted Mode

iOS 12 has a new security feature called USB Restricted mode. When enabled, it prevents USB accessories from automatically connecting to the iPhone if it’s been more than an hour since the device was unlocked.

This means that every time you want to attach a USB device, you need to physically unlock your iPhone or iPad. This is not just for syncing, it’s for any accessory that runs on USB. If you frequently use USB microphones or flash drives with your iOS device, this can get annoying quickly. There’s a way to disable this feature.

Go to Settings -> Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode and enter your passcode. Then swipe down and tap on the toggle next to USB Accessories. Now you won’t need to authenticate your iPhone every time you try to sync using USB.

6) Disable Strong Password suggestions

iOS 12 keeps suggestion to you  to create and store a strong password. If you’d prefer that iOS 12 leaves you alone, there’s a way to disable these prompts and the whole password autofill feature altogether.

Open the Settings app and go to Passwords & Accounts. Here tap on the toggle next to Autofill Passwords to disable the feature.

Your Annoyances

If you think there is other features that you feel so annoyed please share it with us in our comment section below.


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