iOS 18 Hidden Features For iPhone And iPad [100+ List]

Looking for iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 hidden features as an iPhone or iPad user? Look no further as we have had you covered on this.

As you may already know by now, Apple unveiled iOS 18 and all of its other platforms to the world for the first time at its annual WWDC conference.

While the keynote started with feature announcements for visionOS, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, the attention soon switched over to Apple Intelligence which is coming to Apple platforms later this year.

Due to Apple Intelligence announcement and the focus on it, Apple skipped on many features coming as part of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, visionOS 2, macOS 15, tvOS 18 and watchOS 11. Here we take a look at all such 100+ features that Apple quickly skipped over.

Hidden Features of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, visionOS 2, macOS 15, tvOS 18, watchOS 11

  • Larger icons on iOS Home screen
  • Larger icons on iPadOS Home screen
  • Reminders integration in Calendar
  • Robot vacuum support coming to Apple HomeKit as part of Matter update
  • State of Mind in Journal app
  • Screens in Freeform on iPad
  • Live Activities on Apple Watch
  • Translate app on Apple Watch
  • Interactive widgets on Apple Watch
  • Double tap API on Apple Watch
  • Bora Bora Environment in visionOS
  • Rearrange Home View icons in visionOS
  • HealthKit for visionOS
  • Recent Guest User mode on visionOS
  • Third-party mouse support in visionOS
  • Keyboard breakthrough in immersive environments in visionOS
  • Multiview in TV app on visionOS
  • Ability to mirror iPhone inside visionOS
  • Redesigned Reader app in macOS
  • Math Notes coming to macOS as well as iOS and iPadOS
  • Support for Apple Pay in third-party web browsers in macOS
  • Highlights in Safari on Mac
  • Home electricity usage in Home app
  • Hands-free unlock with UWB locks in HomeKit
  • FaceTime Live Captions in tvOS
  • Redesigned Apple Fitness+ on Apple TV
  • On-device Siri on Apple TV
  • No limit on how many stops you can add to custom walking route in Maps app
  • New look of camera and audio effects inside of apps
  • Lock Screen clock widget has additional language to choose from
  • iOS 18 warns when iPhone is connected to a slower charger
  • Personal voice now available in Chinese as well
  • Accounts created with “Sign in with Apple” can now be shared through Password Groups
  • You can now hide the Phone and Messages app in CarPlay by enabling “Require Face ID”
  • You can pinch in and out of Calendar app to increase/decrease space
  • Game Mode turns on automatically when you open games or apps associated with games
  • Video recording no longer pauses audio playback
  • Maths Notes feature is available in both Calculator and Notes app
  • Weather list has a subtle zoom animation and now remembers the scrolling position
  • Apple Pay Cash can now be used without an SSN in the US
  • Eye tracking feature for iPhone and iPad
  • Listen to page in Safari
  • Legacy Today View widgets no longer supported on iPhone and iPad
  • Notes app gets more color options
  • App Library no longer has a blurred background
  • Links sent in iMessage now adopt the color of the content of the link
  • You can generate QR code for saved WiFi connection from the new Passwords app
  • Updated precision scrubbing for videos
  • Control Center can be formatted so that it is on the bottom of the display
  • Editing in Photos app adds option for Light Mode
  • Apps have their own page in Settings.app
  • Ability to control iPhone by making certain type of noises
  • You can set 3 web browsers for AutoFill now, previously this was limited to 2
  • Widgets appearance is tied to icons
  • New power off icon in the top right of Control Center
  • New Torch controls have been added with different lighting modes
  • More “Utilities” have been added in Photos app albums
  • New “Wallpaper Suggestions” album in Photos app
  • Weather app allows for default location for both Work and Home
  • iMessage notifications through CarPlay now include contact photos
  • Actual and Feels Like temperate are now one category in Weather app
  • Music haptics for Apple Music
  • Show Vehicle Motion Cues on iPhone
  • New Music player interface
  • New search UI inside Settings app
  • Multi-language support when using one keyboard
  • Parallax icons on Home screen
  • New queue system in Music app
  • Stickers can now be used as Tapbacks in Message
  • New “Require Face ID” app property
  • Dynamic Island like animation upon opening hidden folder in App Library
  • New Recent Calls UI with search bar on iPhone
  • Calculator app now shows full equation, it doesn’t disappear each time you enter a new number
  • New “Hidden” section for hidden apps in App Library
  • Ability to show or hide widgets and app names on iOS and iPadOS Home screens
  • New tab group UI in Safari
  • Physical buttons now have an animation when you press them
  • Ability to rearrange pinned metrics in Health app
  • New iCloud settings page UI
  • New volume control animations on the side of the screen
  • Journal app gets new widgets
  • Ability to easily edit and insert hyperlinks in Notes
  • New privacy menu with mic modes
  • Phone app now supports T9 dialing on iPhone
  • Ability to resize Home Screen widgets on the fly without going into widget editing mode
  • New Calendar app UI
  • Currency conversion comes to Calculator app
  • New context options for Home screen apps
  • Apple Music no longer uses internet to view downloaded/caches albums, showing local items immediately
  • Hidden Album is now directly accessible within Photos app when you tap on your avatar
  • More options added for charging limit on iPhone
  • Ability to mirror iPad inside visionOS
  • Metal passthrough support in visionOS
  • Hand tracking now at 90Hz on Vision Pro
  • Improved eye tracking on Vision Pro
  • Safari has multiple profiles in visionOS
  • WebXR support no longer in beta in Safari for visionOS
  • Mindfulness in visionOS 2 features breath following
  • Audio from Mac in visionOS 2 now comes from Vision Pro if you want to
  • Ability to add iPad apps in main Home View in visionOS
  • Ability to saturate display colors on Vision Pro
  • Apps and window positions persist after rebooting Vision Pro
  • Cinema mode comes to Safari videos in Vision Pro
  • Improved Persona in visionOS 2
  • Ability to use Digital Crown (dial) for either immersive Environments or switching volume on Vision Pro
  • Improved mouse tracking in visionOS
  • Object Tracking for visionOS
  • Redesigned Power Off menu in visionOS
  • Ability to force quit multiple apps at once in visionOS
  • New eyewear customization options for Personal in visionOS 2
  • macOS Sequoia includes new wallpaper with classic Mac graphics

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