Skip to main content

iOS 12 release date: Apple update is out today – here’s what you need to know

The new iPhones with the i0s 12 display



Calling all tech heads: the release of Apple‘s iOS 12 update is here.

Keenos who wanted to try out the hottest Apple features were able to download a beta version of the software from last Thursday, with the update officially out today.

But what does iOS 12 offer and what do we know about it so far?

What are the new features?


The new i0S program has garnered a lot of attention because a lot of its features are not only attractive, but they’re useful.


The i0S will group notifications so that any WhatsApp group chats that dominate your phone are effectively compartmentalised.

It will also feature Memoji, which is a cartoon, humanoid clone of yourself that you will be able to send to your friends over iMessage.

For the less disciplined among us, screen time will also be available through the new update. Designed to manage the time you spend on your phone and on social media, users can set daily limits and restrictions with the update.

Parents can also manage the time their kids spend on their phone through screen time.


Parents can also manage the time their kids spend on their phone through screen time.


Is my device covered?


Most devices launched from 2015 onwards can be updated.

Here’s the full list:

iPhone X
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
iPhone 5S
iPad Pro (9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and both generations of 12.9-inch)
iPad (2018)
iPad (fifth-gen)
iPad Air and iPad Air 2
iPad mini 2, 3, and 4
iPod Touch (sixth-gen)



When is it released and how do I update?


If you don’t want to wait until 17 September, you can download a beta version of the software now.

Simply sign up here and log into your Apple account.

After accepting the terms and the conditions of the release, select the iOS tab and click the download button to update your device.

When you have clicked install, the device will reboot and the new edition will be stored in your downloads folder. Download and install the file, and voila, the process is complete.




source: inews.co.uk

Popular posts from this blog

10 things to know about Android 10

Android 10 is here! With this release, we focused on making your everyday life easier with features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies like Foldables and 5G. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data. This builds on top of our ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading security and privacy protections on Android. We also built new tools that empower people of all abilities, and help you find the right balance with technology.

Here are the 10 things you should know, centered on innovation, security and privacy and digital wellbeing:

Five cool Android 10 features that haven't yet arrived

If you own a Pixel or still have an Essential Phone lying around, you’ve probably already tried out Dark theme, gesture navigation, and all the other new Android 10 features.

top Android 10 features you should know
A dark mode (finally!) Smart Reply for all messaging apps. A better sharing menu. Focus Mode. Quicker access to settings. A standard depth format. Overhauled permissions. Wi-Fi sharing via QR codes.An improved Files appGestures, app drawers play nicelyGoogle Assistant ‘handles’Hearing aids get streaming supportSecurity updates via Play StoreWet, overheating USB warnings

But you might not know there are some other features to explore—features that still need a bit more development time and are currently hidden behind a rather flimsy gate.

Best Tech Deals


Google Pixel 4 leak: astrophotography mode is coming!

You’ll be able to capture ‘even the stars,’ says Google in a leaked marketing video.
The Pixel 4 may allow photography enthusiasts to do something they've never been able to do before with a smartphone camera: astrophotography. A seemingly official marketing video uploaded by Pro Android shows Google's newest smartphone will feature a dedicated mode for taking photos of the night sky. Unfortunately, the ad provides few details about how the new functionality will work other than to promise you'll be able to capture "even the stars." Based on the "hold still" prompt shown in the video, the one detail we can glean is that you won't need a tripod to use to take advantage of the feature.

How to silence Google Assistant responses on your Android phone

You’re sitting in your office and decide to find out when your next appointment is. You pick up your phone and murmur quietly, “OK Google, when’s my next appointment?” And then, loud enough to be heard over the entire room, your Google Assistant announces, “Next up, you have an appointment with your urologist on September 3rd at 9AM.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Factory Unlocked Cell Phone with 256GB (U.S. Warranty), Aura Glow (Silver) Note10

iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Design, Camera, Specs and Pricing

Today, Apple has unveiled a new set of phones, including the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These new devices are powered by a new chip, sport new cameras and are available in a variety of finishes and sizes.

So without any further ado, let’s get into some of the details.