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iOS 12: How Apple overhauled iPhone notifications

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iOS 12 for the iPhone has a complete overhaul of how notifications are managed. You can group them, you can turn them off more easily, and Do Not Disturb is also improved. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn breaks it down. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl
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The Verge (9 days ago)
Did Apple do enough to fix notifications? — Dieter
Vijay Rao (7 days ago)
This is a good beginning by Apple. Better late than never.
Ahmadrahmat Abubakar (7 days ago)
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Oscar Falcón Lara (6 days ago)
Honestly, I only have notifications on for SMS and phone calls, everything else can bite it. Oh and to answer the question, I can't say until I use the new interface but I suspect this is still an uphill climb to usability summit.
Zack Sanderford (7 days ago)
Andrew Mercier iOS already has this... Force touch the notifications.
Daniel Cook (3 hours ago)
which app was used for screen recording?
Timi Akinlonu (1 day ago)
They kinda did but showing them all is kinda annoying. As an android user i am happy apple did this because there's a lot of apple users out there that love this feature that android have so seeing apple do this also will help android as well. competition and learning from your competitors is what drives the industry forward
LNO PGDN III (2 days ago)
Hey the verge and everyone! Can you please comment down the link of the yellow wallpaper you used? Thanks.
Griffin Kempster (2 days ago)
3:41 Reference anyone?
JayDee98765 (3 days ago)
Your great Deiter. Keep it up.
Benjamin Navarro (3 days ago)
I'm doing a full switch into the apple ecosystem this Sept after being on android for 5 years. Hopefully apple doesn't disappoint
Roald Perez (3 days ago)
Im using IOS 12 on a Iphone 7 plus for a couple of days now, and its totally a positive upgrade, a lot of improvements, and this is just the Beta 1😎
Roald Perez (3 days ago)
Dieter i would totally be a subscriber of your own channel👌🏾 great reviews !
vkozlovsky (4 days ago)
God, why are people so unfair? Apple notifications are perfect... Well not as perfect as they were prior to iOS 10 when they made them less readable (by making them look more like android.) Now they are making them far worse by grouping them, so that you are not able to read them without touching the phone. I HOPE this will be an optional setting. I use both iPhone and Android every day and Android notifications are completely useless and extremely annoying. You can use apps such as Floatify to alleviate the problem to an extent but the apps are not as perfect as native iOS notifications.
Stefanos K27 (4 days ago)
Hey, Dieter! You talk so nervously on your videos, you're also making me nervous.
Iterative Studios (5 days ago)
Call me crazy but where are the sandbags on the c-stands?
Sonny Chaudhry (5 days ago)
I love you Dieter!
Craig Brown (6 days ago)
Link to that awesome yellow wallpaper pls?????
Nikhil k (7 days ago)
Why Apple is missing basic things in phone like fully accessible file manager built in app lock good gallery etc
Carlos Danger (7 days ago)
Get to the point quicker it’s just notifications. Got haired 4 mins in.
FrOsTyBeArKiD (7 days ago)
Dieter has been getting way better the past year or two. He sounded too simple a la lay person borderline lazy before but now he sounds practical and knowledgeable. He managed to find that fine line!
Jarvis Kinkade (7 days ago)
Loving The Verge
M.A Aditya (7 days ago)
Okay I don't know what changed behind the wheel, but I'm really digging these new kind of videos Verge is cranking out. 🔥
Leo Joey (7 days ago)
I don't know I never get any notifications so it was never an issue for me. Like for SnapChat I'll let those notifications run loose, but messages I'll turn off some people from the Notification Center, and only have them show as a red dot on the iMessage app. or insta I just turn off entirely. etc. maybe y'all should be proactive instead of yelling at apple to fix a problem that you can, if you tried?
PB-Panda (7 days ago)
Great video, but I disagree on the “manage” notifications button and your thoughts of it. While it is good to be able to change the settings quickly, this is something you only really do once in a while, so the button will be more of a nuisance when viewing a notification than anything else. We don’t download new apps that often - at least I don’t. I’d just as soon spend 30 seconds in settings.
kao kim yunero (7 days ago)
Good thing to learn from android... apple are doing great tho...
c woolfork (7 days ago)
Great video!
icantwords (7 days ago)
What’s frustrating for me is they already had ‘grouped notifications’ but they removed it with iOS 10. And now they’re adding it again as a ‘new’ feature.
faisal shaikh (7 days ago)
iOS is getting complicated like android
Jason Zhao (7 days ago)
I like your video!
Vuitor (7 days ago)
You forgot something : incoming call (it takes all screen). 😭
Jens Uhlmann (7 days ago)
Owning a Oneplus 6 and enjoying Stock Android 8.1, I can't understand this stupid mess of notifications in iOS at all... also this deviding of lock screen and notifications, wtf is this? How can people use this and not get completely annoyed by this? Im not an Apple hater by any means, but this is ridiculous...
Han Aral (8 days ago)
Unlike the newest version of android, iOS 12 will probably be what people are actually looking forward to updating to.
Han Aral (8 days ago)
You didn't really mention how it's mirrored on watchOS 5
Andrea Carriero (8 days ago)
I would like to silence the sender for a certain amount of time 5mins 10mins... not the full iMessage or WhatsApp for instance
Emad Ahmed (8 days ago)
I think Apple has sufficiently fixed the notifications on iOS 12. Yeah, they're still a far cry from Android's notifications, but they solved the major issues... which would be enough if they didn't do it so late since people wouldn't have upped their demands so much by seeing Android's notifications.
krithik raj (8 days ago)
wow something new!!!!!!!!!!!!! Android had this a decade ago!!
amihay sarfaty (8 days ago)
Apple has become from a company that leads the phones market to one that plays (vary badly) catchup.. That's sad.
Adrien Fève (8 days ago)
Really like the new direction taken by the verge
alphaandliarize (8 days ago)
I stopped watching at 2:09 because apparently, they forgot to mention about deleting everything at once can be done by 3D touching the X at the top and will prompt Clear All... or they don't know that all together. Please let me know if I'm right, if not feel free to correct me!
Brady Burnsides (8 days ago)
I'd like to try out iOS again since I feel like the iPhone hardware has finally gotten to a good place. I have 2 big things that are keeping me from switching though. 1. Better Notifications Even with these changes, I don't feel like the notification system has been fixed. Honestly for me it just seems very cluttered now. Maybe I need to get a hands-on with it first. I'm spoiled by Android notifications. 2. Default apps I think the only apps I'd want to change now are the default photos app (to Google Photos), default navigation app (to Google Maps), and maybe the default calendar app, though I haven't used Apple Calendars very much.
Utkarsh Tandon (8 days ago)
What a video❤️
Akshay Bhattad (8 days ago)
Best thing in Apple, Your phone has an update life of atleast 4-5 years. While in Android it's just 2 years in average.
Hayden Patterson (8 days ago)
LightningMotionshot (8 days ago)
Not really that innovative. They copied this from BB10, where notifications are also grouped on a per-app basis on the lock screen (and I like BB10's implementation better as it only expands when you click an app icon rather than a big overblown list by default like in iOS 12).
Derek Jones (8 days ago)
Thnx’s Apple
Canosis Plays (8 days ago)
I’m quickly seeing I’m not a power user. My notifications are on for Apple Pay, email and messages. That’s about it. This solution is perfect for my use case.
fernand0 (8 days ago)
As an iPhone user I could care less about this feature. Gimmie third party maps on apple CarPlay baby!!!! 🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉
Akuma Sin (8 days ago)
like group Notification lil disappointed no iMessages Mute
Niel Madhav P (8 days ago)
Ok I'll admit you got me there at 4:36 😂😂
Will Lienert (8 days ago)
Is it just me, or did every feature he just mentioned sound a bit familiar to another mobile software that I've heard of? 🤔
Kaius P (8 days ago)
But when you realice that all this has already been on Android for years...
Oussama amrani (8 days ago)
Lol have these people heard of android?
XgamerdaveX (8 days ago)
I just want to be able to delete emails again straight from the notification centre and lock screen.
Marcos Vinicius (8 days ago)
So basically what Android has been doing for ages. Including the "do not disturb" settings.
James B (8 days ago)
They are a lot better, but I still don't like them notifications (just copy android already apple, no one really care). Like at 1:24 why are Felicia's 2 messages in 2 separate bubbles - just have a it in 1 bubble!! This is a bad use of space, and it makes it seem like it's 2 different convos. Also, I'll add - do you really need the title "notification centre" in notification centre; again just a bad use of space - how much room on a phone screen does apple think they have....
Dominic Shiells (8 days ago)
Why didn't they sort out control centre as it is still terrible
R_Y_N (8 days ago)
Android has had these features for years now
Chinmay Ingle (8 days ago)
Did that zooming out made you go crazy ?😐y tho?
UltraFighter18 (8 days ago)
A comparison with Android would be interesting and I would like to see how The Verge will present it. Because from this clip is more than obvious that Apple just made their notification system more like it's on Android. And I know notifications were grouped in iOS 9, still the sum of the changes Apple did(more control and options) with the notification system in iOS 12 makes more like an overall Android copy.
anshul ahuja (8 days ago)
this video should be named "ios 12 rant"
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
anshul ahuja Why?
Alexjkz (8 days ago)
All of us are pro users, except my grandma
Lukas T (8 days ago)
this channel has become one of my favourite tech channels now. finally videos that really contain a lot of information instead of over-exaggerated excitement and present it in an easy way and sort of focused. <10min are the best.
dstep801 (8 days ago)
Another quality Bohn-video!
Phoenix Dawn (8 days ago)
I must be the only person who really does not rely much on notifications. I do not need notifications for all my social media to be pushed onto my phone. I check them regularly anyway, I can just go to it.
Kareem Kasem (8 days ago)
God, I love Android
2023 (8 days ago)
I watch only the verge videos only due to you
Humphrey Waithaka (8 days ago)
Dieter just makes me want to learn stuff 🤗 and I love how his personality comes through in all his videos & The Vergecast podcast. Keep it 👆 Mr Bohn
whoahh (8 days ago)
Wait.. 1 2 3 Xiaomi will update they're miui and copying a whole ios 12 .
Ashish Shendure (8 days ago)
What's the case used at 1:01?
Arvin Medina (8 days ago)
There's a mug on the floor. Do I win something?
smrfr (8 days ago)
I didn't have the same patience. I switched back to Android as soon I previewed iOS grouped notifications. They need to prioritize functionality, speed and user experience over presentation in this department. A busy day on and off the phone with many notifications is unnecessarily stressful on iOS
Aditya Rohit (8 days ago)
Can you please give me the details of that watch band you were wearing?
Vaishnav R (8 days ago)
This is the best season from The Verge
Indrajeet Mishra (8 days ago)
😂 😂 Ios is just a mess.
iam Tom (8 days ago)
I bet f t was apple ,the comment section wud b full of(why Android copy apple)....am still wondering y apple funs can't accept that Android is far more better ....and again it's amatter of what u want ,u lyk apple or Android ,it's simple..! And it's not coping as people always prefer t to be ,I think a combination of borrowing ideas and re designing some areas where u think the competitor s good and also listening to your clients demand...
iam Tom (8 days ago)
It's a matter of choice...
iam Tom (8 days ago)
Aryan Kumar z there any thing wrong wth t?!
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
iam Tom Your profile picure is a Pixel wallpaper hmmm....
shuhrat (8 days ago)
Why nobody is talking about phone calls being full screen when you’re using your iPhone?
Rachit Goel (8 days ago)
What’s the point of putting three camera lenses on the table? Doesn’t look decorative to my eyes.
Ragav Barathwaj (8 days ago)
Why is your voice so low!!
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
Ragav Barathwaj he's sick
Ihsan Husandi (8 days ago)
This is new grouped notification is not enough, I guess it’s worse since you have to tap first to see any previous messages, and the visual also takes too much space they need to put messages in one single boxes, not the old different box but grouped together
Andrew Branch (8 days ago)
Liked (not because of iOS copying Android) because your conversational delivery is fantastic. (+Minnesota)
VenoStuff (8 days ago)
I agree that Apple fixed the notifications. I don’t agree that Android has better notification management anymore.
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
VenoStuff oh ok.
VenoStuff (8 days ago)
Aryan Kumar emm…you can reply directly from the notification without opening an app… 🤔
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
VenoStuff Not directly from the notification. On Android Oreo, you just expand the notification by swiping down on it, then a textbox and a "reply" button appear. All in the notification.
VenoStuff (8 days ago)
Aryan Kumar emm, then why there’s a reply button?
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
VenoStuff You still can't reply to something directly or have smart one-tap replies.
amit thotange (8 days ago)
Your phone cover is awesome pls share link from we’re we can buy
Debasish Dutta (8 days ago)
The right zoomed in screen actually looks like a phone to me
Chris Tran (8 days ago)
It may have felt like scrolling through Twitter, but it was better in that at least it was chronologically organized.
E C (8 days ago)
+The Verge +Dieter Bohn Nice try Apple (with the notifications) though it's not enough for me to switch back from Android. Android *got notifications hands down!* I've been an Android user since 2011 and everytime I try to revert and use iOS, I just find myself yawning.
Man Twinkle (8 days ago)
Another great video!!
DuhAverageJoe (8 days ago)
Great video! 👍🏾
Atharva Bhagwat (8 days ago)
Best Verge series yet, great job Dieter!
Jingning Tang (8 days ago)
This should be a fix that should have happened long time ago, at least just group by apps. I don't understand why it took Apple so long but luckily they finally are trying to fix it.
Ethan Kuai (8 days ago)
After ios 7 everything just became less apple
Vitor Elias Luiz (8 days ago)
I believe notifications were improved by a lot this time, but we gotta wait and see how it actually turns out...
Riyaz Ahmad (8 days ago)
Now nobody is going to say that Apple copied notifications from android
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
Riyaz Ahmad Who cares if Apple copied it? It doesn't mean it's bad. Besides grouped notifications are an essential feature, not an extra. That's like saying that Android copied the capacitive touch screen by Apple, that's bullshit because it's essential. But saying that Android copied the gestures makes sense.
Riyaz Ahmad (8 days ago)
Coz apple fanbois won't say this.. They're blind and deaf when apple copies something
Aryan Kumar (8 days ago)
Riyaz Ahmad Literally all Android fanboys are saying that.
JohnAnthony Eletto (8 days ago)
I love the look of the phone screen slightly transparent over the wood table. The shadow really brings together the effect too. Great job!
Edmond Tan (8 days ago)
Hell no, there are still long way to fix
guz3108 (8 days ago)
Apple try to mimic Google
Daniel Austin (8 days ago)
Seems like iOS 12 Notification Center will become my second email 😂
Halid (8 days ago)
I couldn't care less about ios notifications (not iphone user). I'm just here for Herr Dieter's excellent reviews of anything.
Rastamike808 (8 days ago)
it stupid how you cant just swipe away notifications. You have to swipe them then hit clear.
Vincent Tan (8 days ago)
Nice video👍🏽 And finally yes! Group notification and do not disturb while sleeping is what I neeeeeeddddd😂
Oblivion (8 days ago)
If they make apps put their notifications into categories like Android does so you can disable certain notifications from an app but still receive a different type, then I'm impressed and they've caught up
iMFun 28 (8 days ago)
It seems i gradually like watching the Verge especially by Dieter
Lukas Davison (8 days ago)
Hi Dieter. Thanks for your video. I like your style: It's pretty clean and direct, also the subtitles really help to get the point easier when your primarly language isn't English. Answering your question: I'm not so sure. I would rather say they did the minimum they could do, which was obviously fixing that Twitter like UI. But we should sing victory before time. They should be able to display the number of notifications you have in an app i.e WhatsApp like "You have X notifications". Also it would really help that IOS could identify the apps you use more to see their notifications first (in the case you sleep and receive tons of messages and other kind of notifications). But i can't look at less some features like the "Do not Disturb" thing which let's you to configure it in an specific area or with the movies. Thanks again for this episode. Looking forward to the review of other IOS 12 new elements. Bye
David Barker (8 days ago)
Apple finally took some cues from Android as far as notifications go. "Some" not entirely, for you annoying Apple fan boys.

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