Things You Can Do In iOS 12 That You Couldn't Do Before

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I've been using the iOS 12 beta for a few months, and today iOS 12 is available to the wider public. There's also grouped notifications to reduce clutter on your lock screen. All this and much more is available in the new For You tab inside Photos-you'll see your best photos featured, as well as the existing Memories collections all together on the same screen. Here's a more detailed look. We've heard from readers with older devices that its performance improvements have given a new lease on life to the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and the like, and one TidBITS Talk reader said it solved his iOS 11 battery problems. We've written about the new features in more detail here. Plug in your device, make sure you're connected to WiFi and you can get started.

Even Google News is getting in on the action, making it easy for users to navigate to the news sources and stories they want to read.

As for the time, Apple releases major software updates at around 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 5 PM GMT, 6 BST). Apple has this tool covered, thanks developers. In iOS 12, apps can integrate with Siri, using something called Shortcuts.

The second method of updating iOS 12 is via iTunes.

Location data for 911 in the United States is automatically and securely shared with first responders, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times.

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Siri translation expands to more than 40 language pairs and brings more knowledge of sports, celebrities, food and nutrition. Safari now disables device fingerprinting, which can identify your phone or tablet to marketers even if they can't identify you, and also disables the tracking code built into those share buttons you see everywhere on the internet. Therefore, do not be surprised after installing iOS 12 on your iPhone the watchOS 5 update does not show up at all. In fact, Apple has worked on significantly improving the performance of older iOS devices with this year's release.

To get started, you can either update it by going to Settings, looking up General and selecting Software Update.

As is the case with any modern smart device, the Apple Watch also gets better over time through regular, substantial software updates. With day one adoption of both Siri shortcuts and Siri face integration on the Apple Watch, CARROT Weather makes for a wonderful demonstration of how valuable this new, extended Siri can be in all its various forms.

The iOS 12 was unveiled at Apple's WWDC conference in June. The good news here is that every device that can run iOS 11 will be capable of running iOS 12.

And lastly another feature we have to file under "coming soon" is group video calls in FaceTime.

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