iOS is popular for its unique features and out of the box facilities. As a result of which iOS 12.2 came with handful features that turned out to be a life savior.
The slew of such features is headed by Apple News+ subscription, Apple TV Channels, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+ and Apple Card, credit card partnered with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard. All these features are now available in the market and are being used worldwide.
The response was positive and everyone seems to love the fun and easy Apple.
It is noticed that the response was positive due to the availability of all these services at a minimal cost. These features are turning out to be more useful than it was aimed. Help yourself in utilizing such services, by choosing among the one mentioned below.
1. Apple News+:
Through Apple News+, Apple has successfully made knowledge easy to access. Now Apple News+ has Apple magazine. The new facility of Apple magazine can be subscribed at $9.99 in exchange for 200+ digital magazines.
Some of elite and best magazines that will fall under this subscription are:
The Atlantic, Better Homes & Gardens, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Health, InStyle, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, People, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Vogue, WIRED, and Woman’s Day
So, hurry and drop the previous subscription to adopt the new magazine service.
2. Air Quality Index:
In iOS 12.0 the AQI feature was seen added in the Weather app but Apple is taking it to the next level by introducing it in the maps. Whenever one opens Maps in iOS12.2, without instructing the AQI can be seen for that area.
AQI seeks the help of numbers and colors to define the Air quality of the area. This shows precise results and one can search the area to know about its air quality.
3. Siri will help you with Apple TV:
Siri, the one old assistant is now immune to one more instruction. Siri will now be available for Apple TV too. Through this, you can now ask your iPhone to play any sort of show, movie, sports channel, or any other channel on Apple TV.
4. Music Playing Widget:
Siri is all set to help you with the mood through the songs of your choice under one instruction.
Though this feature is an old one but the advancement in this feature lets you instruct Siri with your preference of music and you can change the music without touching your phone and going through the entire headache of searching the song and playlist.
5. Safari will come to your rescue:
Safari has a new setting with the name of “Motion & Orientation Access” which is toggled off by default.
Earlier all the web-based apps had access to accelerometer and GPS data, but unlike previous times, one could opt-in “Motion & Orientation Access” for the following services:
- data for tracking
- audience recognition
So, until one decides to go against the default settings, the motion data will remain blocked with toggled off.
6. Search Faster with Arrows:
If you are using web search in safari, then blur arrows will be seen next to suggested searches which appear under the search bar. Tapping this arrow will auto-fill the suggestion in the search box and instead of taking you to the precise results, it will display some more relevant suggestions and in the background result in respect of previous suggestion can be observed.
If you think the first suggestion is sufficient then you can go through the results instead of wasting your time in filling up the search box again and again.
7. Safari will protect you from ill sites:
Websites with an expired certificate or illegitimate, will not be accessed without making you aware of the unprotected pursuit. Also, a notification will be thrown your way when the site is not secure during the login or checkout process.
8. Increased flexibility of Apple Pay Cash:
Apple pay cash card will display the last transactions and in some cases, it might display information of the transactions done in the past year.
Also, one can easily transfer the money to their bank account via debit card and unlike previous times, the sum will be transferred within a few hours.
9. Multi-Task while AirPlaying a video:
When you are AirPlaying a video on another screen, your iPhone will not be a slave to the time limit of that video. You can now use your iPhone to browse apps and play short audio as well as video files without hindering the streaming video on the AirPlay.
10. Manual App Limits:
This functionality lets you set the app time for each app. Now you can activate it or put it off. This is a temporary on or offsetting for the App limit which needs to be set each day or whenever needed.
11. Customized Downtime:
Screentime’s downtime has arrived with better facilities. Earlier it could be used for a specific amount of time every day but now you can have your choice of day and time limit. Also, you can turn it off and on according to your comfort.
12. Device details are organized:
Your device’s name is now followed by the software version, Model name, Model number, and serial number.
Apple has also added a new section called “Limited Warranty” or “AppleCare+”.
This will be enabled in the devices which have subscribed to them.
- Some other changes:
- Improved audio quality.
- Improved stability of Apple TV remote.
- Now supports real-time texts on phone calls through a nearby iPhone or iPad touch.
- Fixed the issue of disability of missed calls notification in the call log.
- Storage graphs for the apps are made more accurate.
- “Mark as played” is back in Apple podcast.
- New and better icon for Apple News along with a slight facelift.
- Apple News is now available in Canada.