September is a big month for Apple software updates.  Here is what you need to know:

iOS 12 

Which devices can run iOS 12?

  • iPhone 5s or newer
  • iPad mini 2 or newer
  • iPod Touch 6th Gen

Why should install iOS 12?

  • Performance – it’s quicker and more responsive
  • Do Not Disturb – new features include “Bedtime Mode”
  • Enhanced Notifications – Similar Notifications are “stacked” can be dealt with individually or as a group
  • Enhanced battery statistics
  • Screen Time
    • Tracks what you are using & provides weekly reports.  These are scary
    • Limits (by app or category).  These are scary, but seemingly necessary
  • Siri Shortcuts – Create your own shortcuts to run multiple steps as once

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WatchOS 5

Which watches can run WatchOS 5?

  • Series 1 or newer

Why should install WatchOS 5?

  • Workout Updates
    • Yoga & Hiking added
    • Pace Alerts & Cadence added to the running workout
    • Workouts are “sensed” and you are prompted to start/stop, no more missed workouts
  • Apple Podcast App – Automatically syncs “Listen Now” with phone
  • Walkie-Talkie – James Bond-is, kind of cool
  • Siri – Smarter, and you no longer need to summon her with “Hey Siri”

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My name is Peggy Flaxman, I founded Slice Tech Solutions in 2017 to provide technical support and training to indivduals, families and small businesses. I am a problem-solver by nature, and enjoy helping others understand and enjoy technology.