iOS · November 30, 2018

iOS 12 Changes to Watch For

iOS 12 is coming soon and there are a couple changes you should know about.


The Control Center is moving. You used to be able to double-click the home button or swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Neither of those interactions work anymore. In iOS 12, the Control Center is a swipe from the top-right corner.

Swipe from the top right for the Control Center.

Since the Control Center isn’t a swipe up from the bottom anymore, what happens with that gesture? In iOS 12, a swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen will take you back to the Home screen. This is useful if you can’t reach your home button for some reason.


Typing passwords on an iPad can be a pain, especially if you lose your place in the middle of entering it. With iOS 12, you can choose to store passwords you enter regularly. You’ll be prompted on the keyboard to store or enter credentials when you fill out a login field.

If you store passwords, make sure you have a password on your lock screen! This is important not only for the safety of your data, but also for the security of our students’ information.

Do Not Disturb

There are more flexible settings in Do Not Disturb. This is especially helpful if you’re like us and forget to turn it on during meetings or presentations. You can set those options in the Control Center.

When Can We Update?

Now! The update has been released for staff and students. Just make sure you give it enough time to run before you need to use the iPad for class.

Featured image is God’s Control Panel flickr photo by Roger Smith shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license