iOS 12.1 is officially available for iPhones and iPads. The next generation of the operating system comes with a number of new features for your iPhones and iPads. Here’s a quick look at what’s worth checking out in the latest update—and how to get it right now. How to Get It As always, you can find the iOS update by going to Settings followed by General and then select Software Update. Downloading and installing the update can take a little bit of time, especially right after the update becomes available, but it shouldn’t be that big of an issue—this is just iOS 12.1, after all, not a complete jump from iOS 11 to iOS 12. New Features in iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime FaceTime in iOS 12.1 finally gets the “group” aspect that Apple teased when initially announcing iOS 12. That means it’ll support up to 32 users at once—more importantly, it’ll automatically feature the person that’s speaking so your giant calls don’t … [Read more...] about The Best New Features in iOS 12.1
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Though most of Apple’s just-released iOS 12 operating system is self-contained, some of its key enabling apps are being released today as standalone downloads so they can be separately updated as necessary. New versions of Apple TV Remote and Shortcuts are two of the most notable releases, but other updates can be expected throughout the day. As a standalone app, Apple TV Remote enables iOS users to control Apple TV devices using a virtual version of the Siri Remote, complete with the same vector-sensitive touch surface and buttons. Version 2.0 of the app includes the ability to evoke most of the same features within iOS 12’s Control Center, along with a toggle to switch between multiple devices. It also features support for “new screen sizes,” most likely including the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR displays. Shortcuts 2.0 is actually the replacement for Workflow, an app Apple acquired as the primary front-end for iOS 12’s “Siri Shortcuts” … [Read more...] about Apple updates Apple TV Remote, revamps Workflow as Shortcuts for iOS 12
Apple is making Siri a lot more powerful in both iOS 12 and watchOS 5. Siri’s new Shortcuts feature is now available to download for iOS 12 users, and it allows iPhone and Apple Watch users to use Siri to step through multistep routines. Shortcuts replaces the previous Workflow app that Apple acquired last year, and is designed to allow you to create custom commands in Siri that launch apps or combine a number of actions in a similar way to IFTTT. You can do things like tell Siri you’re “watching a movie” and the digital assistant will switch your phone to do not disturb. A number of app developers are also launching their own custom Siri shortcuts with iOS 12, which will help the assistant display more information when you create a custom phrase. Citymapper is one of the first big apps with Siri shortcuts support, allowing you to create a shortcut to ask “when’s my next train” and get relevant updates and even platform information. You can … [Read more...] about Apple’s Siri Shortcuts app now available for iOS 12
At last, iOS 12 is here, bringing a batch of new features to tinker with. Most (if not all) of these features aren’t exactly earth-shaking, in part because Apple spent much of its development process cleaning up the relatively buggy mess of iOS 11 and turning its sequel into something worthy of the Apple name. In fact, many already exist on competing operating systems in some form or another.But that doesn’t mean that they’re not fun or useful, nor does it mean that they’re not welcome. We here at Macworld have spent the last several months tinkering with all of these new options in the iOS 12 beta, and over that time a few have emerged as our favorites. Once you get used to them, iOS 11 feels ancient and inefficient by comparison.In celebration of iOS 12’s release, we’ve compiled their associated how-tos into one handy article so you’ll now how to get the most out of them from day one.How to use Screen Time to limit app useConcerns about … [Read more...] about How to use the coolest new features in iOS 12
When iOS 12 was unveiled during the WWDC 2018, Bedtime DND turned as one of the most important updates in the latest version of iOS. The new feature will help you keep your iPhone down for a good night’s sleep without worrying about the notifications flashing on the screen in the middle of the night. Let’s know more about the Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature of iOS 12 and how you can use it.What is Do Not Disturb At Bedtime? Do Not Disturb at Bedtime in iOS 12, when enabled, not only silences the incoming notifications but also ensures that notifications are not flashed and lined on the lock screen. The notifications are directly sent to the notification history. This feature is intended at discouraging the temptation to open notifications in the middle of the night when you see them on your lock screen. How Is It Different From Do Not Disturb? Do Not Disturb works by muting your notifications for a specified time limit but the notifications are still visible on the lock … [Read more...] about How To Enable And Use “Do Not Disturb” At Bedtime Feature In iOS 12?