Those who are signed up for Apple's Beta Software Program and testing iOS 12 may have noticed that it offers a new way to share photos - by sharing a direct link to your iCloud Photos that will last for 30 days. Not all features found in beta make it to the official iOS, but hopefully this one will, as it pretty useful for sending multiple photos. Instead of actually attaching each photo to an email or sending them in Messages, you are merely posting a link.
Grouping your contacts makes navigating them on iPhone much easier and allows you to message and email a multitude of contacts at once by allowing you to simply use the name of the group rather than typing in each individual every time. Unfortunately there is no way to do this on the iPhone itself without a third-party app. Apple prefers you to use iCloud to make contact groups which, once you created, will sync across all of your devices. Here's how to make a contact group with iCloud:
Now that iOS 11.4 has been released, iPhone owners can enjoy a new feature called Messages in iCloud. This automatically saves iMessages and text messages, including media such as photos, to iCloud. As a result, older messages can be removed from local storage to save space, and everything in the Messages app can be synced across Apple devices.
Apple provides in-depth information about its stance on privacy, including details on iCloud encryption. All iCloud content is encrypted when it's transferred, and the following items are encrypted while stored on Apple or third-party servers:
TextInput is a normal part of the iOS operating system. Small amounts of data are written by the iOS keyboard to TextInput on iCloud to be accessed by devices that are logged into your Apple ID.