Health can notify those keeping an eye on loved ones when significant changes occur, such as a sudden decrease in activity, or when irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia is detected. Apple’s latest free software update for the iPhone, iPad and Watch adds new features for recognising text in images and faster, local Siri. In early January to the public, and the update fixed several security flaws, including a Safari bug that lets websites you visit see your browsing history and other personal data. The update also resolved some security vulnerabilities within ColorSync, iCloud and other software. Android is integrated with Facebook, allowing users to update their statuses or upload pictures from many apps, and to pull contact data from their Facebook friends. Android allows users to log onto GTalk for instant messages.

Your device can update automatically overnight while it’s charging. If you can’t see the update on your device, use your computer to update your device manually. Find out how to update your device manuallyif you’re using a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or if you’re using a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier, or a Windows PC. You can update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS wirelessly. Find out how to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.

  • It’s an entirely new way to have experiences with family and friends, no matter the distance.
  • Touch screen to hear a description of the item under your finger, then double-tap, drag, or flick to control iPhone.
  • Scrubbing through tracks can now be done at 4 variable rates as user moves finger down the screen, and the speed is displayed on screen (“Hi-Speed”, “Half Speed”, “Quarter Speed”, “Fine”).
  • New Developer APIsPush notifications for 3rd party applications.
  • Android’s applications are isolated from the rest of the system’s resources, unless a user specifically grants an application access to other features.

In the Usage menu, Time Since Last Full Charge, showing “Usage” and “Standby” time, is now available for all devices. Passes are updated in real time if changes are made (e.g. spending money on a store card, flight time, gate change, etc.). “Eyes Free”, allowing car companies to build-in Siri integration; with a mic button on steering wheel, and for launching Siri functions, and screen disabling during Eyes Free mode. Bookmarks list no longer automatically displayed on browser opening if there are no open pages in Safari. Activates the LED camera flash, whether the speaker is muted or not, for incoming calls and messages, when activated within the Accessibility sub-menu.


Various accessibility described in § Accessibility functions enable users with vision and hearing disabilities to properly use iOS. This update introduces additional parental controls in Screen Time, letting parents set additional limits over who their kids can call, FaceTime, or message. There are new layouts in Apple News+ stories from top newspapers. You can now use FIDO2-compliante NFC, Bluetooth, and Lightning security keys with your iOS device.

It is possible to manage brightness, volume, wireless connections, music player, etc. On November 22, 2016, a five-second video file originally named “IMG_0942.MP4” started crashing on an increasing count of devices, forcing users to reboot. It gained massive popularity through social media channels and messaging services. Some features, applications and services may not be available in all regions or all languages. You can now ask Siri to share items from your screen like photos, web pages, news and more. If the item can’t be shared, Siri will offer to send a screenshot instead.


Several prominent people have shifted from iPhone to Android. Android’s connection to the Google ecosystem of services is strong and arguably more useful compared with Apple’s cloud services suite. An Android user cannot use Pandora’s app without accepting all of these permission requests.

TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley, and TweakBox have all been abusing enterprise developer certificates to distribute apps that offer pirated software. In 2010, the Electronic Frontier Foundation successfully convinced the U.S. Copyright Office to allow an exemption to the general prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act . The exemption allows jailbreaking of iPhones for the sole purpose of allowing legally obtained applications to be added to the iPhone. At the same time, the Copyright Office exempted unlocking an iPhone from DMCA’s anticircumvention prohibitions. Unlocking an iPhone allows the iPhone to be used with any wireless carrier using the same GSM or CDMA technology for which the particular phone model was designed to operate.

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Fixes an issue where connecting to a fake Apple time server which sets system time to January 1, 1970, can cause 64-bit devices to overheat and become unresponsive after a restart. PhotosWhen removing a photo from an album, users are given a choice to remove the photo or to delete it. NotesAdds support for protecting notes inside the Notes app with a passcode or Touch ID. Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.

Find My iPhoneThere’s a new “Find My AirPods” tool in Find My iPhone to help users locate lost AirPods. Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with third party accessories. Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists. Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages. Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls.

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