iOS 18 Preview

Yours. Truly.

Customize your iPhone in more ways than ever, stay connected with friends and family, and relive your favorite moments. And with Apple Intelligence, the things you do every day become even more magical.

Coming this fall

Apple Intelligence

On iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, iOS 18 introduces Apple Intelligence, which draws on your personal context to give you intelligence that’s most helpful and relevant for you.

Coming in beta in U.S. English later this year*

Learn more about Apple Intelligence

Writing, focus, and communication.

New Writing Tools and language capabilities help you write, summarize longer text, and prioritize notifications.

Delightful images created just for you.

Create images to express yourself, craft Genmoji for conversations, or revisit favorite moments with your own memory movies.

The start of a new era for Siri.

With richer language understanding and awareness of your personal context, Siri is more capable and helpful than ever.


Rearrange apps and widgets

Personalize your Home Screen layout.

New look for app icons

App icons and widgets appear even sleeker with a new Dark look. Tint them all with any color, or have iOS suggest a color that complements your wallpaper. You can also make apps and widgets appear larger.

Locked and hidden apps

Two new ways to protect sensitive apps and the information inside them when others are using your device.

A big update to Control Center

The redesigned Control Center features new groups of controls, which you can access more fluidly with a single, continuous swipe down on the Home Screen.

Rearrange and resize your controls

Customize how your controls are laid out, resize them, or build your own groups of controls so they’re always just a swipe away.

Controls on your Lock Screen

Controls on your Lock Screen

Swap out your
Lock Screen controls.


Biggest redesign ever

Your entire library. Organized just for you.

Easily browse by helpful topics

Collections automatically organizes your library by topics like Recent Days, Trips, and People & Pets. And Pinned Collections gives you lightning-fast access to the collections or albums most important to you.


All-new ways to play with text

In addition to bold, italics, underline, and strikethrough, you can apply playful, animated effects to any letter, word, phrase, or emoji in iMessage — many of which are automatically suggested as you type.

Tapback with any emoji or sticker

Express yourself in more ways than ever.

Messages via satellite

Stay connected when you’re without Wi-Fi or cellular.1

Schedule a message with Send Later

Whether it’s too late at night or too important to forget, you can now schedule a message to send at a specified time.

Support for RCS messaging

RCS (Rich Communication Services) messages bring richer media and delivery and read receipts for those who don’t use iMessage.


Coming later this year


Have it all sorted out for you.2

Have it all sorted out for you.2

Get right to what matters most

The Primary category helps you focus on what matters most, like time-sensitive messages and emails from friends, family, or colleagues.

Messages grouped for scanning

View snippets of messages like receipts, marketing emails, and newsletters grouped by sender.


Introducing Highlights

Safari will automatically detect relevant information on a page and highlight it as you browse. Highlights display helpful information like directions and quick links to learn more about people, music, movies, and TV shows.3

A smarter, redesigned Reader

With a table of contents and high-level summary, get the gist of an article before reading on.4

Passwords app

All your credentials in one place

From passwords to verifications and security alerts, find them all securely stored in the Passwords app.

Securely synced across devices and apps

Works across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows.


Topographic maps and trail networks

Download the lay of the land.5

Save hikes for offline access

Browse thousands of hikes that you can save to your device — along with any notes you want to add.6

Custom walking and hiking routes

Create your own routes.

Game Mode

Maximize gameplay performance

Game Mode minimizes background activity to sustain consistently high frame rates for hours of continuous gameplay.

More responsive AirPods and controllers

Game Mode dramatically reduces audio latency with AirPods, and makes wireless game controllers incredibly responsive.7


Event tickets and new event guides

Redesigned event tickets bring new features, including an event guide combining helpful information about the venue with recommendations from Apple apps.9


Voice Isolation on AirPods Pro

Sound crystal clear on calls, even in windy conditions or areas with loud background noise, through advanced computational audio.

Personalized Spatial Audio for gaming

The same immersive experience that has transformed music and movies puts you right in the middle of the action of your favorite games.8


Live audio transcription

Record audio sessions within your note and generate live audio transcriptions you can search through or combine with other comments, checklists, or documents.10

Crunch numbers right in your note

Enter an expression and have it solved instantly while typing.11

Collapsible sections

Simplify and hide text with collapsible section headers, making it easy to manage your most text-heavy notes.


Make text stand out with color.


Journaling for wellbeing

Log your state of mind in the Journal app. You can also automatically add the time you spent journaling as mindful minutes in the Health app.

Track goals with insights view

View your writing streaks, a calendar with existing entries, and other fun stats to stay on top of your journaling goals.

Home Screen or Lock Screen widgets

Add widgets for writing prompts or streaks.

Apple TV app

A new way to watch Apple Original content

Select InSight in the Apple TV app to learn more about the actors and music as it all plays out onscreen.12 InSight will also be available when using iPhone as a remote control for Apple TV 4K, perfect for when you’re watching with others.

Enhance Dialogue on iPhone

Tune in to the whole conversation.

Privacy and Security

Control how you share contacts with apps

Decide which contacts to share with an app, rather than giving it access to all your contacts. Or give the app access only to those you message and call most.

Redesigned Privacy and Security settings

An improved Privacy and Security settings menu makes it easier to manage how much information you’re sharing with apps.

Improved Bluetooth privacy

Pair accessories with greater privacy.

And more.


Eye Tracking makes it possible for people to control iPhone with just their eyes.14 Music Haptics syncs the iPhone Taptic Engine with the rhythm of songs so those who are deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy the Apple Music catalog.15 And Vocal Shortcuts helps people with severe atypical speech record sounds that trigger specific actions on iPhone.


Access the all-new Math Notes calculator, a new portrait orientation for the scientific calculator, and other new features like unit conversion and history.


A redesigned month view makes it easier to get an overview of your month ahead. And you can create, view, edit, and complete reminders from the Reminders app right in Calendar.


Scenes let you organize and present your board section by section. Send a copy of your board to anyone with just a link. An improved diagramming mode makes it easier to form connections on your canvas. And align your board content just the way you like by snapping items to the grid.


With enhanced screen sharing capabilities, you can draw on someone’s screen so they can see what they can do on theirs, or control their screen and take actions yourself.

iOS 18 is compatible with these devices.

Learn more about iPhone

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE
    (2nd generation or later)

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