Frequent users of FaceTime may have noticed a big change on their iPhone or iPad. Apple moved the flip camera button, changing a one-touch action into a multi-step process that requires tapping the info button to get further options. Now with the release of iOS 12.1.1, this short-lasted FaceTime nightmare is in the rear view mirror.
Now that over half of active iOS devices are already running iOS 12, Apple is rolling out the next update. iOS 12.0.1 will include minor fixes for some issues that have been causing inconvenience for some iPhone owners. For those who have not yet upgraded to iOS 12, it comes highly recommended. iOS 12 optimizes much of the behind-the-scenes operation of any compatible iOS device.
Every time users flood the Apple support pages with a new iPhone issue, it's likely the episode will be referred to as one of the many "Gate" controversies named after the 70s Watergate scandal. Over the years, hardware and software glitches have been known as Antennagate, Chipgate, Hissgate and Bendgate. So what is Charge-Gate?
Besides adding a few simple changes to the iPhone markup tools, iOS 12 also adds the ability to add different camera effects to photos in the Messages app. You can now add different filters, Snapchat-like captions, or shapes to any photo taken and sent as a text message. Users can also access their app drawers to add stickers from sticker packs or apps downloaded from the Apple App Store.
Here's how to use camera effects on photos taken in the Messages app:
Apple has officially launched iOS 12 for all compatible devices. When it comes to the iPhone, any model from the iPhone 5s and later can take advantage of the latest firmware free of charge. iOS 12 promises to enhance the speed and stability of older devices and some of the most-used apps.