Hidden iOS 18 features

There's some cool stuff Apple didn't tell us about.

I love going on long bicycle rides on the backroads of rural California. Trouble is, without cell service, I have a tendency to get hopelessly lost.

Offline Apple Maps is a very handy feature I’ve started using on my iPhone for any backwoods excursion. And now, it’s coming to Apple Watch.

With iOS 18 and watchOS 11, you can now download and sync offline Apple Maps with your Apple Watch.

This is just one of several nice tweaks and features in iOS 18 that Apple didn’t mention during its WWDC24 keynote last week. Here’s our running list of them.

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