Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

New Apple Software Helps Limit Smartphone Use

New Apple Software Helps Limit Smartphone Use

A quick preview of the new software reveals several new features that might excite iOS users.

If you're a paid Apple developer, you will be able to test it pretty soon.

With tvOS 12, Apple is utilizing the set-top box's Siri Remote in order to locate what iPhone to pull the required iCloud Keychain data from.

According to Apple, this feature gives users a better sense of what live sports content is available in the TV app, which is installed by default on iOS 11 and tvOS.

"We're very excited about the new communications features we're bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. So in iOS 12, Apple will allow Siri to interact with streaming media apps thanks to Siri Shortcut.

Interested in Apple? Add Apple as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Apple news, video, and analysis from ABC News. It arguably adds a greater hook to iPhones as a default company phone, on the basis that group calls among staff (or clients) can now be done as standard - as long as everyone has an iPhone or iPad. In the demo, he joined an existing FaceTime with the tap of a button from Messages. "It will become intensely hard for data companies to recognize the device and track the user", he added. Based on prior predictions, iOS 12 the release date for iOS 12 should be in September to coincide with the release of new iPhone devices for 2018. Once the time limit expires, the phone needs parental input to continue working.

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Mr Federighi also unveiled the device's improved "Do Not Disturb" mode, which will block notifications during bedtime and set times.

Family using a smart phone at home.

Since the keynote, Apple has put out a new webpage touting iOS12 features, and spotlighted ten Siri additions.

The following process is to back up the device and to restore everything to factory settings. It should be about new hardware, not software.

The announcement comes as Facebook acknowledges it struck data-sharing deals with at least 60 device makers, including Apple.

Meanwhile in January, two of Apple's major shareholders, Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, who own a $US2 billion stake in Apple, published an open letter asking the company to address the issue of phone addiction among children.

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