HomePod owners already know that Siri can help with a variety of tasks. Asking Siri to deliver the weather forecast, play music, or answer iPhone calls is just the beginning. For anyone using Find My iPhone to track a lost or missing device, Siri on HomePod can help with that, too.
You don't always want to send calls to voicemail but sometimes you just can't answer your phone. This is why Apple has added the ability to quickly respond to voice calls with a text message explaining why you're not available. The "Respond with Text" feature allows you to use one of three pre-written Apple responses or your own personal response to reply to incoming calls. You can create up to 3 personal text responses on your iOS device by navigating to Settings > Phone > Respond With Text. From here, just tap any of the pre-written response slots and start typing to add your own.
Keeping your calendars synced between multiple devices is a great way to make sure you never miss important events like anniversaries, business meetings, book club events and so on. Your Google Calendar (or Yahoo, etc.) can now easily be added to the Calendar app on your iPhone or iPad. First you will need a Google account. Creating a Google account gives one account access to all Google services such as Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and so on. Once your account is created, you can then sync your Google Calendar to your iOS device. This will allow you to add events from your computer which will then automatically be added to your iOS Calendar app, and vice versa. Other Google Calendar users will also be able to invite you to add events. Here's how to sync a third-party Calendar to your iOS device:
Blocking a phone number on iPhone makes it easy to avoid unwanted calls. But how can one begin accepting calls from a number that has already been blocked? Maybe you've buried the hatchet with an old enemy, or accidentally blocked your mother-in-law's phone number. Unblocking a contact on iPhone will restore incoming calls from that number immediately.
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.