iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia: Unlock the hidden features of Apple's latest update

Resizing widgets has now become simpler as it offers a row of size options in the contextual menu
An undated image of an iPhone. — Unsplash
An undated image of an iPhone. — Unsplash

Apple's recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 keynote brought out some exciting new AI features announcements, but there are some smaller updates flew under the radar.

Here is the list of hidden features from Apple’s latest update.

The Bezel animation

In the latest update of iOS 18, pressing the side buttons of the iPhone now animates the bezels, making it look like you're pushing them into the phone’s screen. This might be a visual indicator for the upcoming iPhone devices with solid-state side buttons, which will be simulating a click with vibration instead of moving.

Type in two languages

Bilingual users can now type in two different languages at once without beijng able to switch keyboards. To set up this feature in iOS device, you have change the keyboard setting, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard.

Flashlight app update

The flashlight app offers the users a fun animation and adjustable luminance and beam shape, but this feature is only available for the iPhone 15 Pro users. You just have to slide your finger up or down to adjust brightness and left or right to change beam shape.

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Easier Widget Customisation

Resizing widgets has now become simpler as it offers a row of size options in the contextual menu. Long-press on a widget, and you'll see a range of sizes to choose from, making it easier to customise your home screen.

Vision Pro upgrade

Typing is now more easier and effective with the Vision Pro headset, which now shows your keyboard in a virtual environment. This significant update marks a quality-of-life improvement for the Vision Pro users, who no longer need to fumble with their keyboard during immersive experiences.

If you're willing to try out these hidden features, sign up for Apple's developer program. Betas might be unstable, so keep in mind to backup your device and watch out for any possible bugs. It is advised to test betas on a backup device instead of your main computer or phone.