IOS 12.1 update released by Apple

iOS 12.1 Group FaceTime Compatibility: Will Your Device Support It?

The newest version brings Group FaceTime with up to 32 people simultaneously and over 70 new emoji to iPhones and iPads via iOS 12.1.

Group FaceTime enables video or audio calls between up to 32 people at once. Speaking of the camera, the update to iOS 12.1 also includes a fix for a bug many refer to as Beautygate, which was resulting in overly smoothed selfies taken with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

To download the new iOS 12.1 update users with eligible devices can download and install the update by visiting Settings General Software update Check for updates or manually by connecting their device to iTunes and performing the update. Also, it is recommended to back up your data, and ensuring your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process.

iOS 12.1 is available from Tuesday, October 30 for the iPhone (from iPhone 5S and later), the iPad (from iPad mini 2 and later) and even the 6 generation iPod touch.

And it sizes each person's image depending on how active they are based on the duration of speech, motion and volume. "A simple tap also brings a participant front and centre", Apple added.

When it comes to joining a FaceTime call, you can do so from the notification - either in the Notification Center or the lock screen - or from a group Messages conversation. It also adds more characters to the keyboard that will better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and Nazar amulet. In its latest update, the company has added more features to Facetime. These new features include Group FaceTime, depth control in real-time preview, and dual-SIM capability via eSIM for the iPhone XS, iPhone XR.

Encrypted end to end so your conversations remain private.

So just how do you use Group FaceTime?

While that might not apply to most people - since you probably only have one phone number you ever use - those who need to access two will be able to do so via a combination of a physical SIM card and an embedded SIM, or "eSIM", for the other.

One new iPhone camera trick highlighted during Apple's September keynote this year was the ability to adjust the level of background blur in Portrait mode shots.

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