IOS 12 - finally! - brings Grouped Notifications to iOS

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The change, to be included in Apple's iOS 12, will allow iPhones - which have contained NFC-capable chips since the iPhone 6 and 6s were introduced in 2014 - to unlock doors with similar NFC chips as well as talk to certain transit agencies to pay fares, the report said.

Still, iOS 12 will be getting some new features in the form of Augmented reality (AR) improvements, better parental controls, and health features. It's an open source format and all native iOS apps will support reading USDZ files.

Persistent experiences - allows developers and AR players to leave objects around the world for others to explore. Creating content, playing games, or just sharing your creations - it should be very easy to share those experiences with friends. The Lego AR app tracked the position of the physical set and built virtual Lego sets around it to create a Lego town.

Away from safety settings, ARKit is also expected to get an upgrade. Siri Suggestions can be added to your lock screen, and it works in phone search, too. A new For You section will highlight photos that the app thinks you'll particularly enjoy - such as a photo taken on this day one year ago. For You will suggest who you might want to share a photo with, based on who appears in that photo. Group FaceTime will also be integrated directly into the Messages app.

News has a new sidebar on the iPad.

Other new features that come with macOS Mojave include "Stacks" to help organize a messy desktop and the introduction of some familiar apps that were previously not available on Macs including News, Voice Memos and Home Apps. There will be iCloud support, as well.

So, if you really want to know what Apple has planned, you'll need to watch the keynote. The new Bedtime mode dims the display and keeps notifications from disrupting the user's sleep until the morning.

Safari will also prevent tracking buttons-for example, from Facebook-from loading on websites until you explicitly click them. You can now also group notifications with iOS 12. Yes.

For heavy users, iOS 12 will provide weekly activity reports for how a user spends their time on their iPhone and iPad - including how often you pick up your device and which apps consume most of your time. If you have a fourth or fifth-generation Apple TV then you have to download the Apple Events apps from the tvOS App Store.

The app control goes even deeper with Allowances and downtime. Users will also be able to set a time limit for themselves on a particular app.

Animoji got an update as well, letting users stick their tongues out and new versions, including Ghost, Koala, Tiger and T. rex. It's like an RPG character creation - you have a ton of options for everything - hair, face, freckles, eyes, sunglasses, ears, you name it.

Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12. You can now facetime with up to 32 people. It also supports Animoji, apparently, in case you and your coworkers feel the need to turn your conference calls into something far more ridiculous than they should be.

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