IOS 12 is out now, might actually make your iPhone faster


The feverishly-anticipated iOS 12 mobile operating system is now available to download on nearly all iPhones and iPads right now.

And while older iPhone users have been wise to avoid newer operating systems in recent years, iOS 12 is kind to older phones.

We can't tell you exactly how long it will take to download and install iOS 12. If you are using the iPhone 5s or iPhone 6, expect iOS 12 to deliver better performance overall. The new iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max run the latest iOS software out-of-the-box.

IOS 12 is free to download, and it's now available on all eligible devices over-the-air, by entering the "Settings" tab on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's officially releasing iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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If you plan on getting the updates today, it's a good idea to backup your iPhone beforehand. For older iPhones, Apple notes that apps now launch up to twice as fast, while camera launches are up to 70 percent faster, and the keyboard appears up to 50 percent faster.

Messages Apple has rolled out a new Memoji, a customisable version of Animoji.

ARKit 2.0 also offers new features such as shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions. While the Siri has become faster, Apple is now making its digital assistant more compatible with third-party applications and native applications. A new design makes it easier to capture, share and edit recordings. For photography enthusiasts, Apple has rolled out RAW support for editing photos.

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Don't forget to back up your iPhone or iPad before you download iOS 12

In iOS 12, however, there are a few different options - all of which make DND much more useful. Shortcuts can be complex automations that you build yourself using the Shortcuts app, but they can also be simple one-hit features provided by an app.

One of the new additions made to Do Not Disturb this year is Bedtime mode.

Notifications. This new system is all about avoiding interruptions and reducing clutter on your lock screen. Users can customise this feature as well.

Despite nothing that really wows people, iOS 12 received largely positive reviews. Again, the exact download size will depend on your device and the current version of iOS.

You can also pre-fill Quick Entries with tags, dates and lists to make creating new tasks more seamless than ever. Sadly, the app took a lot of messing around with to get anything close to an accurate measurement.

To install watchOS 5, open the Watch app on your iPhone, go to My Watch General Software Update, and tap Download and Install.

Select Download and Install.

Another method is to download the software through iTunes.

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