Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman confirmed today that Apple plans to streamline the Settings app with iOS 18 and macOS 15. Although it isn’t a “huge deal,” some changes are planned.

On iPhones and iPads, and Macs, the Settings app will get a reorganized, cleaner layout that is easier to navigate. There will also be improvements to the search feature in the Settings app, which was a major problem in previous iOS and macOS versions.

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It is common for iOS users to find no results when searching in the Settings app for an option. When searching for “Charging Optimization,” an iPhone 15 Pro setting, for example, the interface does not appear. While searching, there are several other smaller settings options that are also inaccessible.

Spotlight and search are among the changes planned for iOS 18 and macOS 15, as well as a new version of Siri that can control all individual features within apps. These updates should make it easier to access some of Apple’s more hidden settings.

In an update that will be the biggest since macOS Ventura, Apple is expected to revamp the macOS System Settings app, introducing reorganized menus and app UIs. As on the Mac, Apple uses a system based on “priority and overall importance,” and the same could be done on iOS.

In System Settings, the Notifications and Sound categories will be relocated to the bottom, while the General settings will be moved to the top of the Network settings list. In addition to Touch ID and Password, Wallpaper and Displays will be merged into General settings.

On iOS 18, Apple will also refresh the Control Center, although specific changes haven’t been revealed yet. Apple will unveil iOS 18, macOS 15, iPadOS 18, tvOS 18, visionOS 2, and watchOS 11 at the 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, June 10.