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

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