iOS 18 New Langauge Support On Lock Screen, Search & Keyboard

iOS New Langauge Support On Lock Screen, Search & Keyboard

iOS 18 new language support has been announced in a recent update, which will include 12 languages. This new language update is catered more towards an Indian base since it consists of languages primarily found in the region.

Since WWDC 2024, two beta versions of iOS 18 have been released to developers. The final version of iOS 18 is expected to be made public in the fall later this year.

iOS 18 New Language Support Features

The new update enables users to customise their lock screens in various numerals from the newly added languages. Telegu, Arabic, Ol Chiki, Arabic Indic, Odio, Bangla, Meitei, Devanagari, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, and Gutmukhi are the 12 languages added to the roster. 

The Keyboard on iOS has also been updated to support trilingual predictive typing. Telegu, English, Tamil, Bangla, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Hindi are the languages supported by the keyboard. Support for English and Korean multiscripts will also be included in the upcoming iOS release. This new update offers language scripts to users so they can switch between languages effortlessly. Furthermore, the keyboard will recall the most recent language in a thread in the Messages App. 

Language search has also been worked on in iOS 18. Users can check for the spelling of words that sound similar. This new update applies languages such as Gujarati, Devanagari, Bangla and Assamese.

Other features in the update include language support for Siri in 9 languages. Telegu, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, and Malayalam have received language support for Apple’s AI assistant. 

Apple has also expanded Hindi support in the Safari browser, Translate app and translation in Notes.

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Yibeni Tungoe
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Yibeni Tungoe

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