Saturday, 17 November, 2018


IOS 12 Will Help You Fight Your iPhone Addiction

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Melba Vasquez | 05 June, 2018, 20:08

This is due to the numerous bugs and problems that arose in iOS 11 which many users weren't too thrilled about, leading some to question Apple's attention to detail and quality.

As expected, Apple unveiled the latest version of iOS for mobile devices, with iOS 12 promising improved performance among a bunch of other new features.

Cupertino computing giant Apple used its 2018 WWDC developers' conference to double down on digital health initiatives. This version includes numerous improvements and features and will be available on all phones that are now able to run iOS 11.

Probably the most obvious example is a new Apple app called Measure, which uses augmented reality to let you measure the sizes of things in real life. So it's safe to say at this point that iOS 12 is going to be the first ever software update from Apple that actually makes your phone or tablet faster than ever before.

iOS 12 was rumoured to be an update focused on refinement, and so far, Apple hasn't made any big changes to the interface but has made several small changes to how things work in iOS.

One of the key features for iOS 12 is performance.

Users of the iPhone X will be able to make personalised animated emojis, called MeMojis.

FaceTime: Group calls. Up to 32 people. Members of the group can drop in and out of the conversation whenever they'd like.

As people speak, they are presented as tiles. They grow bigger whenever a person speaks or if the user double taps on the person they want to put front and centre.

The Photos app is getting smarter in iOS 12 with Search Suggestions. Siri can even automatically suggest shortcuts every day based on your habits. Siri knows. Need to turn your phone on silent for the movies?

Using drag and drop steps, you can save the voice commands within individual apps. The tracking device will break down app usage by categories like games, social media, and others, and track which apps give you the most notifications.

Another app demoed-measurements-will allow your iPhone or iPad to measure objects and items with just the camera by scrolling. Based on the announcements at WWDC '18, that definitely seems to be the case.

There are plenty of new features and improvements to get excited about if you look beyond the technical jargon and tools that only developers care about.

Parents can use the new Downtime feature (which can be found in the Screen Time settings) to block everything on their children's phones except for selected apps and phone calls for an hourly time range. With Downtime enabled, users can't receive notifications and won't be able to use any apps unless they designate them as Always Allowed, which overrides Downtime. What these do is they show you a broken-down view of how much time you spend on your phone and which apps you use the most. They can set time limits on specific apps - and set controls for kids. Pressing on a notification, you can tune how often you'll get them in the future from the app that sent it. Notifications are now grouped by type, app or topic. Some of it is silly, like the new "Memoji", that is, your face as an Animoji, or that Animojis now have tongue detection. Coming with the update are four new characters - a tiger, a koala, a T-Rex, and a ghost - as well as Memoji. The process was described as "fun and easy" to produce. Don't like Apple Maps? Google Maps is now an option.

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