I have found that I am using almost none of the latest iOS features that Apple has released. If they need any kind of effort on my part I am discovering that I am not even touching them. If they are implemented in such a way that they are obvious and are just there they seem to get regular use. It’s all in the implementation and the invisibility of how a feature creeps into my life.
I think I have used Memoji twice on the first day the feature was released. At no point since have I needed it or felt inclined to send one.
Looked at the first weekly report and never looked since. It’s a nice idea, but the reality is that most of us think we do not have a problem with our screen time and I am one of them, no matter how extreme the numbers are.
Photos places search etc
Still haven’t searched for anything by location or a keyword and completely forgot it was there for a long time.
I do like Portrait Mode in the right lighting, but I have used it three times since its release.
Not once have I used a shortcut after downloading it for more than one time.
Was opened once out of curiosity, now sits somewhere in a folder. I don’t even know which folder.
Do Not Disturb (new options)
These are obvious and come in handy every single day.
This feature makes notifications much easier to view and manage. Obvious, in your face and a huge improvement.
The above are from iOS 12 and only two get use because they are somewhat unavoidable. The rest are fluff that sound good in the keynote.
Apple is great at building features that become part of our daily lives and it is getting more difficult to come up with genuinely useful new tools. I just hope that the company can find a way to do it more in the future.