IOS 12 Officially Released: New Features, Compatible Devices and More

18 September, 2018, 11:14 | Author: Camille Rivera
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The new Shortcuts app allows iOS users to create and setup custom shortcuts to make life easier, with support for Apple's built-in apps and third-party apps which have been updated to support the new app.

iOS 12 is a HUGE release for Apple's operating system.

It comes with a strong focus on performance, especially in how that relates to older devices like the iPhone 6. The good news here is that every device that can run iOS 11 will be capable of running iOS 12.

Also new is its Screen Time feature which will display your actual screen time and also how many hours you've spent on specific app and categories.

After it's finished, you might need to spend time setting up Apple Pay, logging into your iCloud account, or signing into your device's various apps and services.

ARKit 2.0 also offers new features such as shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions.

Here's how to use my favorite new hidden feature in iOS 12, which was released on Monday.

iPAD - iPad 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2. It's notable that Apple is calling the update "iOS 12" and not "HomePod 12" or "homeOS 12".

Apple Watch Series 4               Image James Martin  CNET
Apple Watch Series 4 Image James Martin CNET

Apple hasn't detailed the exact security contents, but we expect the iOS 12 update to carry several important security patches that tackle potential exploits.

Once you are backing up your iPhone, the easiest way to upgrade to the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system is to get the update right on your device.

At last week's iPhone launch, Apple gave the stage to Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives.

Of course, iOS 12 is not the end of the road for iOS development. The app has been created to make it easier for you to measure objects around you.

If you decide to install iOS 12 on your device you'll want to set aside some time to get the job done. With regular Do Not Disturb, your phone is merely silenced, but notifications still appear on the lock screen.

But one problem Apple users face year and year out is the ability to quickly download new iOS software.

Despite nothing that really wows people, iOS 12 received largely positive reviews. Here's the interesting thing: this time I went with the over the air method of installing the update because that is a real test of the firmware as it keeps your previous settings in place while installing new underlying software. The phone will check for the update and notify you to download and install.

Notifications can now also be grouped and managed by app.




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