IOS 12 features we missed: second Face ID user and many more

Apple are set to implement new tools on devices to tackle addiction. Source Getty

Apple are set to implement new tools on devices to tackle addiction. Source Getty

Four all-new apps that will ship with MacOS Mojave are ported using the now available procedure. Apple is also re-building many of its built-in apps such as iBooks and Stocks, which will also help with those performance enhancements. And then you'll need to stump up $149. This new feature is even more helpful if you have a strong password.

There's also "App Limits", which will allow you to limit usage to certain apps by setting a time limit and and receive alerts when that time is nearly up. Thankfully, users are free to drop in and out of the call after being added.

Apple TV 4K will receive an upgrade to support Dolby Atmos audio. Users will see the faces of everyone on the screen sort of floating on the screen. Still, you should make sure they're worth the cost of upgrading.

Finally, Apple is improving the screenshot functionality of MacOS, taking a screenshot will now pop up a window like that in iOS which will allow you to markup and edit file. Since these avatars are part of your device's software, you'll be able to use them in Messages, FaceTime, and others.

Users can view and control how they spend their time on apps, set time limits and more.

There is also a new "Do Not Disturb during Bedtime" mode to help people get a better night's sleep by dimming the display and hiding all notifications on the lock screen until prompted in the morning.

Users can now "fine tune" their notifications and change the settings so that specific notifications only show up in the notifications center and turn other notifications off altogether. Multiple actions can also be combined using Shortcut app.

These include new "competitions" within the Activity app, letting you challenge buddies to fitness duels and earn badges.

Another new feature is grouped notifications, and as the name applies, your notifications cannot only be grouped by apps, but also by topic, thread, etc. Apple claims the software is twice as fast to launch apps and scroll lists, and I don't doubt them, so that would make iOS 12 an instant update for me already.

And while the iOS 12 beta might be tempting, many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users are better off staying put on iOS 11.

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