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iOS 12.0 (16A366) 09/17/18

iOS 12 offers improvements in performance and great new features on the iPhone and iPad. In the program "Photo" presented new features that will help you re-discover and share photos from your library. Memoji - New Animoji with advanced tuning capabilities - make communication more expressive and entertaining. The "screen time" can help you and your family better understand and more effectively manage time spent for the devices. The "Quick commands Siri» allows you to quickly perform an action, giving each program the opportunity to work with Siri. Augmented reality will become even more exciting, giving developers the ability to create multi-user AR-environment. The new privacy features to help protect you from online tracking.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.
  • Performance
    • iOS began to work even faster, with a high degree of reaction throughout the operating system.
    • Performance is optimized on all supported devices, starting with the iPhone 5S and iPad Air.
    • The camera can now open up to 70% faster, and the keyboard can appear 50% faster, while also increasing the response speed when typing on it.*
    • With a high load of your device, the launch of programs is carried out almost twice as fast.*
  • A photo
    • The new tab “For you” will help you to discover wonderful photos from your library in the sections “Selection of photos”, “Suggestions of effects” and many others.
    • The "Offer to Share" feature actively recommends sharing photos taken at an event with those depicted on them.
    • Thanks to an improved search function, it has now become easier to find your photos with the help of smart tips and a few keywords.
    • Find the photos you took in a particular place, place or event.
    • Improved import function from a camera with increased performance and a new preview mode in an enlarged view.
    • Support editing RAW files.
  • Camera
    • Enhanced "Portrait" mode conveys the smallest details between the subject and the background when using the "Stage Light" and "Stage Light - Mono" effects.
    • QR codes now stand out in the frame of the camera, so they are easier to scan.
  • Messages
    • Memoji characters - new Animoji with advanced customization options - will make Messages more expressive with the help of personalized diverse and entertaining characters.
    • Animoji now includes tee-rex, ghosts, koalas and tigers.
    • Your Memoji and Animoji will be able to wink and show language.
    • New camera effects allow you to use Animoji, filters, text effects, sets of iMessage stickers and figures in photos and videos taken in Messages.
    • Now you can record videos with Animoji characters for up to 30 seconds.
  • Screen time
    • The On-Screen Time feature provides detailed information and tools to help you and your family find the right balance of time spent in programs and on websites.
    • View reports on the time spent in the programs, a summary of the use of programs by category, the number of notifications received and device sessions.
    • Restrictions on the use of programs help determine how much time you or your child can spend in programs and on websites.
    • On-screen time for children allows parents to control how their child uses the iPhone and iPad, and directly from their iOS devices.
  • Do not disturb
    • The Do Not Disturb mode can be automatically turned off after the event is completed, upon arrival at a specified location or after a certain period of time.
    • The "Do not disturb at night" function allows you to hide all notifications on the locked screen of your device while you sleep.
  • Notifications
    • Notifications are now grouped by program to make them easier to manage.
    • The quick settings feature allows you to manage your notification through settings, directly from the locked screen.
    • The new feature "Deliver quiet" provides silent delivery of notifications to the Notification Center, without disturbing you.
  • Siri
    • Siri Quick Teams are the fastest way to perform everyday tasks, giving any program the opportunity to work with Siri.
    • Add quick commands using the "Add for Siri" button in all supported programs, or go to "Settings">"Siri and Search."
    • Siri offers quick commands on the locked screen and during the search.
    • Get results, schedules, statistics and tournament tables for motorized sports for Formula 1, Nascar, Indy 500 and MotoGP.
    • Search by time, place, people in the photo, topic or recent trips to find the photos and memories you need in Photos.
    • The ability to translate phrases into several languages ​​with the support of more than 40 language pairs.
    • Meet interesting celebrity facts, such as when they were born. Ask questions about food, including calories and nutrients.
    • Turn the flashlight on and off.
    • More natural and expressive voices are now available for Irish English, South African English, Danish, Norwegian, Cantonese, and Mandarin in Taiwan.
  • Augmented Reality
    • Thanks to augmented reality multiplayer environments, developers can create innovative AR programs in ARKit 2 that can be used with friends.
    • Continuous mode allows developers to save and reload augmented reality objects in the place where you left off.
    • Object detection and image tracking technology is a new tool in the hands of developers for recognizing real-world objects and tracking images when they move in space.
    • Quick view in AR is now available in iOS, allowing you to quickly see AR objects in built-in programs such as News, Safari, and Files, to share them with friends via iMessage and Mail.
  • Roulette
    • A new program of augmented reality to measure objects and spaces.
    • To measure an object, draw lines along surfaces or in space, and then tap the displayed information to see the measurement results.
    • Automatically measure the dimensions of rectangular objects.
    • Take screenshots of measurements, add notes to them and share them.
  • Security and Privacy
    • Improved tracking prevention technology in Safari prevents tracking you without your knowledge at the touch of a button in embedded materials and social networks.
    • Limiting the ability of advertisers to customize your iOS device to show you targeted ads.
    • Strong and unique passwords are offered automatically when you create an account and change the password in most programs and in Safari.
    • Repeated passwords are marked in the list located in the Settings section “Passwords and accounts”.
    • The AutoFill Security Code feature displays one-time security codes received in SMS as suggestions on the QuickType line.
    • Sharing passwords with contacts has become even easier by using the AirDrop feature in the Settings section “Passwords and Accounts”.
    • Siri supports a quick transition to a password on an authenticated device.
  • Apple Books
    • With a completely redesigned program design, it has become even easier and more convenient to discover books and audio books.
    • With the function “Read Now” it has become even easier to return to the book you like, which you are reading at the moment, or to find useful recommendations about new books.
    • Add books to the new I Want to Read collection to remember which book you want to read next.
    • In the Book Store it has become easier to find an interesting book, using collections of new and successful books, recommendations from our editors Apple Books, as well as recommendations tailored specifically for you.
    • In the new Audiobook Store, you can easily find works with the effect of presence and informative popular science texts narrated by your favorite authors, actors and pop stars and movies.
  • Apple Music
    • Now you can search for songs by lyrics so that you can find the right song with just a few words.
    • On the pages of artists now there is a more convenient search and personalized music stations.
    • The new Friends Mix playlist consists of all the songs that your friends listen to and that you will surely like.
    • In the new charts you will find the daily top 100 songs in countries around the world.
  • Promotions
    • In a completely redesigned program, it is now even more convenient to view quotes, interactive charts and top news on the iPhone and iPad.
    • The list of tickers contains sparklines of different colors, which graphically display daily quotes.
    • View an interactive chart for each exchange code, as well as key information, including the price after the close of trading, the volume of trading and much more.
  • Dictaphone
    • Completely redesigned design with a focus on usability.
    • Your recordings and edits are synced across all your devices using iCloud.
    • Now also iPad supports landscape and portrait orientation.
  • Apple Podcasts
    • Support for chapters in programs (if available).
    • Go to 30 seconds or go to the next chapter using the back and forth scroll buttons in the car or on the headphones.
    • Easily manage notifications about new releases from the Listen screen.
  • Universal access
    • The Live-Listen feature now works with AirPods headphones, helping you to hear more clearly.
    • The RTT call feature now works with the AT & T operator.
    • Speaking now supports using Siri's voice to speak your chosen text.
  • Other features and enhancements
    • Camera effects in FaceTime transform your image in real time.
    • CarPlay now supports third-party navigation software.
    • On supported campuses, you can use Wallet contactless student cards to access buildings and pay with Apple Pay.
    • Website icons can be displayed in tabs on iPad, if activated in Settings.>Safari.
    • The Weather program now provides an air quality index in supported regions.
    • Swipe up from the bottom quickly to go to your iPad's Home screen.
    • Swipe down from the top right of the screen to go to the iPad Control Center.
    • The Markup function contains a palette of additional colors and parameters for changing the line width and opacity for each of the tools.
    • The battery usage diagram in Settings shows your activity in the last 24 hours or 10 days. You can tap the chart bar to view program usage for a specified period of time.
    • On devices without 3D Touch, tap and hold the spacebar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad.
    • Maps now support premises for airports and shopping centers with internal positioning, available only in China.
    • New dictionaries are available: Hebrew Dictionary, Arabic and English thesauri, and Hindi and English.
    • New thesaurus of English.
    • The automatic software update feature now allows you to install iOS updates at night.
* Testing was conducted by Apple in May 2018 on the iPhone 6 Plus with support for maximum performance and using the preliminary version of iOS 11.4, as well as the preliminary version of iOS 12. The keyboard was tested in Safari; The camera was tested using a brush gesture from a locked screen. Performance depends on the specific configuration, content, battery capacity, device usage and other factors.

Functions are subject to change. Some features, programs, and services may not be available in all regions. More information at:iOS Feature AvailabilityandNew power for your needs.

Detailed information about the security content of this update can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.0.1 (16A404 / 16A405) 10/08/18

iOS 12.0.1 contains bug fixes and improvements for the iPhone and iPad. In this update:
  • Fixed a bug due to which some iPhone XS devices did not immediately start charging after connecting the Lightning cable.
  • Fixed an issue where iPhone XS devices could connect to a Wi-Fi network at 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz.
  • The initial position of the “.? 123” key on the iPad keyboard has been restored.
  • Fixed a bug due to which some video programs could not appear subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue where Bluetooth could become unavailable.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.1 (16B92 / 16B94) 10/30/18

IOS 12.1 introduces FaceTime group calls, adds more than 70 new emoji, and also contains support for two SIM cards (one of which is eSIM) for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. This update also fixes bugs and makes improvements.
  • FaceTime Group Talk
    • Added support for audio and video calls with 32 participants simultaneously.
    • End-to-end encryption is used to ensure confidentiality of conversations.
    • You can start a FaceTime group call directly from the Messages group conversation or by joining an active call at any time.
  • Emoji
    • Added more than 70 new emoji, including people with red, gray, curly hair and without hair, as well as more expressive emoticons and emoji, representing animals, sports and food.
  • Dual SIM support
    • Support is provided for two SIM cards (one of which is eSIM), which allows you to use two phone numbers on one device for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes
    • Introduced the function "Depth" on the camera preview screen for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
    • Improved cellular connectivity for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
    • Added the ability to change or reset the screen code of the child's screen time using Face ID or Touch ID.
    • Fixed a bug that resulted in the sharpest reference frame being not always selected in a photo taken using the front camera on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
    • Fixed an issue where messages were merged into one topic, if two users logged in with the same Apple ID on multiple iPhones.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the display of some messages answering machine in the program "Phone".
    • The program "Phone" fixed a problem that could lead to the display of telephone numbers without the contact names associated with them.
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent the inclusion of certain websites in the Screen Time Activity report.
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent the addition of family members to Family Access or their removal from this function.
    • A performance management feature has been added to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the ability to disable this feature when the device suddenly turns off on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
    • The Battery Status feature now informs users if it cannot be confirmed that the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR use an Apple battery.
    • Improved reliability of the VoiceOver feature in Camera, Siri and Safari.
    • Fixed a bug that could lead to sending an invalid profile error report with the "Register MDM devices" feature with some corporate users.
Detailed information about the security content of this update can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.1.1 (16C50) 05.12.18

In iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad, bugs were fixed and new features were added.
  • New features and improvements:
    • Preview notifications using a tactile touch on the iPhone XR.
    • Dual SIM cards (one of which is eSIM) on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now supported by a larger number of mobile operators.
    • Switch between front and rear cameras with one touch during a FaceTime call.
    • The ability to take snapshots of Live Photo during individual FaceTime calls.
    • Text translation (RTT) is available during Wi-Fi calls on iPad and iPod touch.
    • Improved stability for dictation and VoiceOver functions.
  • The following bugs were fixed:
    • Fixed a bug due to which the Face ID function could be temporarily unavailable.
    • An issue where a visual answering machine might not load for some users has been fixed.
    • Fixed a bug due to which in the program "Messages" could not appear sentences of predictive text when typing on the Chinese and Japanese keyboards.
    • Fixed an issue where voice recordings in the Voice Recorder program could not be uploaded to iCloud.
    • Fixed a bug due to which time zones could not be updated automatically.
  • This release also fixes bugs and introduces new features for the HomePod, including:
    • Support in mainland China and Hong Kong.
    • The LEDs on the HomePod are lit during FaceTime group calls.
Information about the security content of this update can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.1.2 (16C101) 12.12.18 / (16C104) 12.20.18

The iOS 12.1.2 update fixes bugs for your iPhone. In this update:
  • Fixed errors when activating eSIM for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
  • Fixed a problem that could affect the cellular communication in Turkey for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.1.3 (16D39 / 16D40) 01/22/19

The following bugs were fixed in the iOS 12.1.3 update for your iPhone or iPad:
  • Fixed a bug in the Messages, which could affect the viewing of photos by scrolling in the form of "Details".
  • Fixed a bug that could result in stripes on photos after sending from the export page.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to sound distortion when using external audio input devices on iPad Pro (2018).
  • Fixed a problem that could lead to the disabling of some CarPlay systems from iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
This release also fixes bugs for the HomePod, including the following:
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a HomePod reboot.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Siri function could stop listening to the user.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.1.4 (16D57) 02.02.19

IOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates recommended for installation for all users.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.2 (16E227) 03.25.19

In iOS 12.2, four new Animoji symbols have been added. This update also fixes bugs and makes improvements.
  • Animoji
    • Four new Animoji symbols - owl, boar, giraffe and shark - added for iPhone X and newer, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) and 11-inch iPad Pro.
  • Airplay
    • Quick access to the TV controls in the Control Point and on the locked screen.
    • AirPlay multitasking support allows you to switch to other programs and play other short audio and video recordings on your device without interrupting the main broadcast to another device.
    • AirPlay devices are now grouped by the type of content supported, making it easy to find the device you want to broadcast.
  • Apple Pay
    • Apple Pay Cash users can now instantly transfer funds to their bank accounts using Visa debit cards.
    • In the Wallet program, all Apple Pay transactions are now displayed directly below the corresponding card.
  • Screen time
    • Time "alone" can now be configured for each day of the week separately.
    • The new switch allows you to temporarily enable or disable program limits.
  • Safari
    • Logging into web sites now happens automatically after filling in the identification data using the auto-complete password feature.
    • Warnings now appear when attempting to browse unencrypted websites.
    • The obsolete tracking ban standard has been discontinued in order to prevent the use of broadcast data for unique identification by advertisers; The new standard Intelligent Tracking Prevention by default protects against cross-tracking on websites.
    • The queries entered in the smart search field can now be changed by touching the arrow icon next to the search suggestions.
  • Apple Music
    • It has become even more convenient to discover for yourself the new tab “Review”: on one page now even more new music, playlists and other content specially selected by the editors have been collected.
  • Airplans
    • Support for new AirPods headphones (2nd generation).
  • Other improvements and bug fixes in this update:
    • Air quality index support for the Maps program in the USA, UK and India.
    • Information on the time remaining until the expiration of the warranty period for your device is now available in Settings.
    • When connected to the AT & T operator’s 5G Evolution network on the iPhone 8 and newer, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) and the 11-inch iPad Pro display the 5G E icon.
    • Improved audio playback quality in the “Messages” program.
    • Improved stability and performance of the Apple TV Remote on iOS.
    • Fixed a bug due to which some missed calls could not be displayed in the Notification Center.
    • Fixed an issue where notification icons could appear in Settings, even if no action was required.
    • Fixed a bug in the "Settings" menu>"Basic">“IPhone storage”, in which the size of some volumetric programs, as well as the size of the “System” and “Other” sections could be displayed incorrectly on the graph.
    • The problem that could automatically play voice recordings after connecting to the car’s audio system via Bluetooth has been fixed.
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes could not rename the voice recording.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.3 (16F156) 05.13.19

IOS 12.3 adds support for AirPlay 2 TVs. This update also fixes bugs and makes improvements.
  • AirPlay 2
    • AirPlay 2 now allows you to stream videos, photos, music and other content from your iPhone and iPad directly to TV sets that support AirPlay 2.
    • The one-touch playback function automatically plays the selected TV show or movie on the last screen used, taking into account the time and location of the user.
    • Siri Offers for movies and TV shows now have the ability to broadcast AirPlay.
    • The processing of smart prompts is now local on the device, which ensures the confidentiality of personal data.
  • This update also fixes bugs and makes improvements, including the following:
    • The “For You” tab on Apple Music is now updated several times a day, offering even more songs from your favorite genres, artists and moods.
    • Fixed a bug due to which on the supported receivers it was impossible to pause video playback or change the volume using the Apple TV remote.
    • Fixed an issue where calls could be interrupted when using the Wi-Fi Call feature.
    • Fixed a bug due to which information about a song from a connected iPhone could not appear on the car display.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.3.1 (16F203) 05.24.19

The iOS 12.3.1 update for iPhone and iPad has fixed bugs, including the following:
  • Fixed errors in Messages that could lead to messages from unknown senders in your conversation list, even if the "Filter by sender" feature is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug due to which the "Report Spam" link could not appear in conversations Messages from unknown users.
Information about the security content of this update can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.3.2 (16F250) 10.06.19

The iOS version 12.3.2 Fixed a problem that could lead to taking pictures in the mode of "Portrait" cameras without DOF effect on some iPhone 8 Plus.

Information about the security content of this update can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.4 (16G77) 22.07.19

The update iOS 12.4 adds the ability to directly transfer data from your old iPhone to the new as well as enhanced safety iPhone and iPad.
  • Transferring data to the iPhone
    • Added the ability to move data and settings on the wireless network directly from your old iPhone to the next during the initial setup.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes
    • Presented by the security patch for the program "The radio" on the Apple Watch, which restores its functionality.
This release also introduced support for HomePod in Japan and Taiwan.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.4.1 (16G102) 26.08.19

In the version of iOS 12.4.1 provided important updates of stability and security. It is recommended for all users.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.4.2 (16G114) 26.09.19

The iOS version 12.4.2 provided improvements and important security updates. It is recommended for all users.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.4.3 (16G130) 28.10.19

The update iOS 12.4.3 contains important security updates. It is recommended for all users.

Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

iOS 12.4.4 (16G140) 10.12.19

The update iOS 12.4.4 contains important security updates. It is recommended for all users.

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iOS 12.4.5 (16G161) 28.01.20

The update iOS 12.4.5 contains important security updates. It is recommended for all users.

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iOS 12.4.6 (16G183) 24.03.20

The update iOS 12.4.6 contains important security updates. It is recommended for all users.

Some features may not be available in all regions and on all Apple devices.
Detailed information on the content of Apple security-related software updates can be found at:Apple.

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