Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Web Secret 540: iOS 12

By the time you read this, Apple will have released its new iPhones and unveiled iOS 12, its new operating system with way too many unnecessary features.

Refinery 29 published an article in August comprehensively reviewing all these new bells and whistles.

But here is all you really need to know:

Do Not Disturb
You can now schedule a specific time frame when you don't want to be bothered by calls, text messages, or other notifications. You can specify turning it off for an hour, until you leave your current location, or until this evening. When you open your notification screen, tap and hold the moon icon to see your options and choose the one that works for you.

Control your use of apps, social media or email
There is a new “Screen Time” tab in Settings. Select that, and you’ll see options to set “downtime” and limits on certain apps. Doing so prompts you to take a break from Instagram or email after a certain amount of time each day. The tab also shows a full breakdown of how much time you spend on social media each day and over the course of the week.

Battery Performance
The Battery tab within Settings offers a clearer picture of how your battery performs from day to day. You not only see exactly when you last charged your iPhone and how well it maintained that charge from hour to hour, you can also see the usage over the course of 10 days.

That's all you need to know.

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