iOS 12.2, which was just released, is chock-full of new tidbits both fun and functional. But one of the handiest things you can do is to check the warranty status of your iPhone or iPad right from the device itself, and we’re covering the details today!
Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, can now help you find passwords you’ve stored in iCloud Keychain, so rather than drilling down into Settings on your iPhone or Safari’s preferences on your Mac, you can just ask Siri to pull up something for you. We’ll tell you how to do just that in this article!
macOS Mojave and iOS 12 have teamed up to bring us Camera Continuity. Camera Continuity allows you to initiate a photo request on your Mac and then have your iPhone automatically take and send the photo or document over.
iOS 12 brings with it a bunch of new features and improvements, but one of our favorites is how you can now enable Do Not Disturb until an event is over, say, or until you leave your house. It’s handy not to have to remember to turn it off!
Siri Suggestions attempts to intelligently recommend apps, or content from apps, in relevant situations such as when searching or using the iOS Look Up function. But Siri might not always get it right, and may frequently recommend apps that you don’t want. Instead of turning Siri Suggestions off entirely, here’s how to tell it exclude certain apps from its recommendations so that you won’t see the apps unless you explicitly want to.
When you set up Screen Time in iOS 12, you’re asked to pick certain app categories that you’d like to restrict in terms of usage time limits. But what if the apps you want to limit don’t fall neatly into one or more categories? Or what if you want to limit some apps from a particular category but not all of them? Here’s how to set up Screen Time limits for individual apps or groups of apps that you choose.
The new Screen Time feature in iOS 12 is part of Apple’s efforts to help users understand their mobile device usage and curb iPhone addiction. But not everyone needs a feature like this, and it may also introduce privacy concerns by tracking which apps you use and for how long. For those who aren’t interested in this feature, here’s how to turn off Screen Time.
Recent iPhones save camera pictures as HEIC files instead of JPEG. This new format is more efficient, which means you can save even more photos and videos on your iPhone, but it’s not compatible with every device and operating system, including older Macs. Here’s how to configure your iPhone to shoot JPEGs again for better compatibility.
If you signed up for the iOS 12 beta just to get an early look at Apple’s latest mobile operating system, you may want to switch back to the regular non-beta software releases now that iOS 12 has reached public release. Here’s how to leave the iOS beta program on your iPhone or iPad so that you won’t continue to receive beta updates.
The Look Up feature in iOS and macOS has long been a great tool for researching words or topics. In iOS 11, Look Up provided the definition of your selected word via your preferred dictionary. Now in iOS 12, you can also enable a thesaurus in select languages.