Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Golden Master version of Shortcuts app is released by Apple

Golden Master version of Shortcuts app is released by Apple

Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Memoji, which are personalized Animoji (think Samsung's AR Emoji), also debut with iOS 12. The new app will give adults a weekly summary of their own smartphone activities.

Finally, there's some good news for anyone with an older device as Apple says its iOS 12 update will offer improved performance. This is because its banner feature is performance, particularly when under heavy load. Apple is now signing off on iOS 11.4.1, but it won't sign off forever.

You can read all the details in our article that details all the iOS 12 details. Of course, the promised changes are minimal: Dolby Atmos support for the Apple TV 4K, the new Earth screensaver, tapping the touchpad to identify an Aerial screensaver location, password autofill, an automatically added Apple TV Remote button in an iOS 12 device's Control Center, and improvements for some TV providers (zero sign-on and cloud DVR support).

But there was that time that iOS 8 that made the iPhone stop working as a phone, or iOS 9 got stuck on Slide to Upgrade, or that time that you couldn't type the letter "i" without breaking everything.

Continue reading to learn about new features in iOS 12, compatible devices, how to download iOS 12, and more!

With Siri Shortcuts, the popular note-taking app will let users quickly crate new notes on the fly.

Unless you live and die by your Apple TV, we see no reason to delay the upgrade. We're pretty confident that after that time you'll notice your battery life returning to normal. With regular Do Not Disturb, your phone is merely silenced, but notifications still appear on the lock screen.

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Earlier today, Apple officially released iOS 12 into the wild. They can also set time limits for individual apps and particular kinds of apps, and restrict access to material that isn't age-appropriate. Let it install tvOS 12 whenever it wants, or force it to update right away in Settings System Software Updates.

A new Measure app will be included, acting like a tape measure and allowing you to look things over that way, if you prefer.

Before you update you should make sure your iPhone/iPad is fully charged or you are near a plug. You can even put them on top of your face during a FaceTime call, or in Messages.

Siri Gets More Customization and Smarter Suggestions It's hard to understate how useful voice control can be, especially if you have smart devices littering your home.

Siri Shortcuts. Instead of giving Apple's digital assistant a series of commands, why not create one that covers them all? In theory, you could even have it set the thermostat at your house, provided your thermostat's app is integrated.

The Shortcuts app is powerful and full of potential, but once you get into examining all of the actions it may be overwhelming.

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