How To Get Apple iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Joshua Bennett
September 18, 2018

iOS 12 is now available for download, and it offers a lot of useful improvements to iPhones old and new. AR files can now be viewed almost anywhere in iOS, including apps like Messages, Safari, Mail, Files and News. You can expect to see faster app launch times, fewer app crashes, and an overall more responsive feel when using your iOS devices. This is because its banner feature is performance, particularly when under heavy load. We don't expect the iOS 12 launch to be any different in 2018.

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Memoji allows you to create Animoji based on yourself, and Animojis can now mimic your facial expressions as well. That's a ton of impressive gains, and even though I own the iPhone X, these performance upgrades are very noticeable on the iPhone X.

Addressing the concept of overuse iOS 12 introduces "screen time", another new feature provides users with detailed information and tools to help them manage the time they spend with apps and websites, including the ability to set app limits. 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. Finally, the Pandora icon can also be customized if you go to Settings and choose the new "Change App Icon" option. 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. A portrait taken in iOS 12. If it notices you're checking in to look over your to-do list at the same time each day, it will push a Siri shortcut to your lock screen at the appropriate time. You can also install it through iTunes, but we recommend the over-the-air update instead due to Apple's waning interest in iTunes.

This example will open up Things on the Today page, but you can also add to-dos using Siri.

Among other things, this expanded feature set includes automatic workout detection, fitness competitions, and quicker access to Siri without the need to speak the AI's wake word. Shortcuts is still in beta and not available just yet, but it should hopefully come to phones soon. It's always better to be safe than sorry, especially when you're dealing with a new version of an OS. Did you miss a phone call? The suggested phrases are quite good, so go with those unless you have a better idea.

Apple's latest mobile operating system, the iOS 12, will make its way to the general public tonight. Let it install tvOS 12 whenever it wants, or force it to update right away in Settings System Software Updates. Before you proceed, don't forget to take a complete backup of you iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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