After the announcement from the Apple event on Monday, iOS 12.2 software update began rolling out to iPhones and iPads. The software release brings Apple News Plus, its news subscription that bundles magazines and other premium news articles, for $9.99 per month.
Another big feature in iOS 12.2 is “the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV,” allowing you to control your Apple TV with Siri from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In order to take advantage of this feature, you’ll need to update your Apple TV to version 12.2.
As expected, the new software update brings support for Apple’s second-generation AirPods. Also arriving with iOS 12.2 is iPad Pro support for the Logitech Crayon, which was previously limited to the sixth-generation iPad.
In terms of other features, Apple says that it also brings four new Animoji, including a giraffe, shark, boar, and owl. If you like Animoji, here are some more!
The new software also includes improvements and bug fixes.
If you are one of those people that don’t like to update their device manually, then you obviously know you won’t be able to access those features until you do. That is a major assumption there. However, if you wait long enough, your device will notify you that it will update on its own, thus saving you the foot work.
To check for the update on your iPhone or iPad, open up “Settings,” then tap “General.” Navigate to “Software Update,” and it should load the latest version. If it doesn’t, let a little time go by and check again.
If your buddy (or kid) got the update and you didn’t, don’t fret. It rolls out in waves, which something we wish Microsoft would do before they screw everything up. On a personal note, unless it is a major software update (like a new iOS model), I’ll let it update on its own.