How To Get Apple iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

How To Get Apple iOS 12 for iPhone & iPad

Memoji are a new type of Animoji, the animated characters that rely on the iPhone X's ($825 at Amazon Marketplace) front-facing camera system to bring the cartoon-like characters to life with your expressions.

The company's even doubling down on Digital Health with this year's iOS release - there's a new Screen Time feature that will help you track and limit your phone's usage, even for your family members.

One new feature is Siri Shortcuts for iOS apps, through which Apple's virtual assistant now supports routines consisting on multiple actions.

You can download the iOS 12 update on your iPhone and iPad starting today, with Apple delivering new features to existing devices.

Before you update you should make sure your iPhone/iPad is fully charged or you are near a plug.

iOS 12 will be available as an update via iTunes as well as an over-the-air update, which allows you to download iOS software updates (just incremental changes) without plugging your iOS device to the computer. The new capabilities may not be game-changing unless you're looking forward to Walkie-Talkie conversations with a friend or family member or if you regularly forget to start the Workout app before going for a run-the auto-start capability is welcome.

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The second method of updating iOS 12 is via iTunes.

The only piece of advice I would have is to wait for a day to install the update or at least not immediately after iOS 12 is released on Tuesday.

Apple iOS 12 is a free upgrade and weighs in at 2.77GB and might require extra space on your Apple device.

Traditionally, Apple releases major software updates around 10 AM PT. This only works if the app developer has enabled it. With shortcuts available for anything you could think of in the app, plus rich visual Siri responses, and extensive customization options, anything I could want is already here.

I've used the Watch's Siri face non-stop since first installing a beta of watchOS 4 last summer. That means your text messages, photos, and other data within your apps could suddenly vanish. We hope those updates will squash early bugs and smooth out the authorization requests.

If you have a secondary Mac that's not crucial to your workflow, go ahead and install Mojave there-Joe Kissell's Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave is, as always, the canonical reference. We'll be publishing coverage of the new features in all these upgrades in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned.



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