Apple releases iOS 12 and watchOS 5 updates

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Apple iOS 12 update: How to download

As expected, Apple released its newest major software updates for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS today. macOS Mojave is still in beta, but there should be a GM seed available soon.

Regardless of whether you choose iTunes or iCloud to back up your device, each will show you the time and date of your last backup so you'll know you've done it correctly. On top of that, there's a new Walkie-Talkie app that will allow you to use your Apple Watch just like you used to use your old Nextel phone.

The list of compatible iPhones, includes iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (2017).

Hey, iOS 12 is fun! 3D obect detection is going to make AR experiences really insane on iOS 12, as developers will be able to leverage objects in the real world and turn them into cool AR experiences.

The blockbuster update is due to land on iPhones and iPads later today, and will introduce a plethora of new features and upgrades to eager Apple product users. I've also been annoyed by the constant nagging of utility apps asking to control other apps or access privacy-protected data.

Apple's latest mobile operating system, the iOS 12, will make its way to the general public tonight.

The iOS 12 was unveiled at Apple's WWDC conference in June. AR experiences can now be shared with other iOS 12 users, for example, or kept persistent-tied to an object or location, ready to reappear in the same spot in the future. Shortcuts in iOS 12 can refer to several related new things, but in this case, Siri Shortcuts lets you interact with, and control apps just by talking. What's more, you can now network with up to 32 people on a group call - that should make meetings a little easier to tolerate.

However, devices that I have wiped and reloaded a new iOS onto, and then installed and re-setup all my apps and such, feel faster and seem to suffer from fewer problems (such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi issues).

Notifications can be controlled more easily in iOS 12 with a simple setting able stop them for a certain time in the day and a total block when you are in bed.

A lot of the changes in iOS 12 are under the hood in the form of performance improvements. You can set App Limits for yourself, and you can set a bedtime so you won't get notifications while you're sleeping.

Go to Settings General Software Update. And then there's security code AutoFill, which will automatically show SMS one-time passcodes as AutoFill suggestions so that you don't have to worry about memorizing them or copying and pasting them.

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