As announced yesterday, Apple has released iOS 12.1 after concluding its October event where it announced iPad Pro, a new Mac Mini, refreshed MacBook Air, and Apple Pencil 2.
iOS 12.1 brings a couple of new features to the already existing iOS 12. The new additions include Group FaceTime, new emojis, dual sim feature, real-time depth control, and minor bug fixes.
Here’s Everything New In iOS 12.1
#1 Group FaceTime
Now you can make FaceTime call with up to 32 participants. This applies to both video as well as audio calls. Participants appear in a tiled format, and the active ones have bigger tiles.
#2 Real-time Depth Control
With iOS 12.1 installed, iPhone Xs, Xs Ma, and Xr users can adjust the depth of field in real time while clicking a picture in portrait mode. This was not possible earlier as the users have to click the picture first to adjust the depth.
#3 Dual Sim
The trio of phones launched this year became the first iPhones to feature dual sim capabilities. iOS 12.1 brings the support for e-sim in iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. Now, you can use two sims simultaneously in your iPhone.
#4 70 New Emojis
Apple has introduced 70 new emojis with iOS 12.1. Some of the popular emojis are characters with curly hair, emojis for a cupcake, bagel, moon cake, red gift envelope, and hiking boots.
#5 Fix For BeautyGate
iPhone Xs and Xs Max received a lot of flak from the users for adding a beauty filter in selfies that made the skin extra smooth and far from reality. In iOS 12.1, Apple has rectified its mistake and has brought a fix for the issue termed as “BeautyGate.”
How to download iOS 12.1
You can download iOS 12.1 by clicking on Settings > General > Software. Make sure that you create a backup before updating your iOS device.