Apple releases iOS 12 with a range of new features and upgrades

Prepare for iOS 12 Release

If you don't have enough space to download the new Siri app or simply don't feel like it, you can still make use of a more limited version of Shortcuts.

That said, you've been waiting this long, so what's another week or two? If any widespread issues affect the iOS community, we'll be sure to pass on the details.

iOS 12 is due to be rolled out today across the world, after being announced way back in Apple's Developers Conference in June.

And while older iPhone users have been wise to avoid newer operating systems in recent years, iOS 12 is kind to older phones. As for compatability, iOS 12 is available on the iPhone 5s and newer iPhones, and the majority of the iPad devices. According to Macrumors, the feature was removed during the beta testing period but is planned to be offered as part of a future iOS 12 update later in the fall. You'll also find a new "For You" tab, which-similar to Facebook or Google Photos-will feature photos from this day in the past, or effects it thinks you might want to add to recent images.

Users can install the iOS update over-the-air (OTA) if they are on a WiFi network. While some of these features have been available through third-party apps like IFTTT and Google Assistant, Apple has now integrated them directly into the iOS.

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Apple is still going all-in on augmented reality, and iOS 12 pushes things forward with more precise face tracking, better 3D object recognition, and AR integrations in apps. At 1.5 GB, it's a big download, but it installed reasonably quickly. In addition, AR files are now supported across core iOS apps including Messages, Safari, Mail, Files and News. The update is also compatible with the first and second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 5th and 6th generation iPad, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2 and the sixth generation iPod touch. Along with some exercise features, such as the ability for it to detect when you start and stop working out, there's also (finally) a Podcasts app.

A Better Password Manager to Keep You Secure Apple added a password manager back in iOS 11, so you didn't have to remember them all yourself.

To install watchOS 5, open the Watch app on your iPhone, go to My Watch General Software Update, and tap Download and Install.

Those trigger-happy haters who usually blame Apple for all the possible fails of the iPhones and Macs should hold their horses because today's problem is not the fault of the tech giant based in Cupertino.

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