IOS 12.2 released, what's new?

Yesterday the March presentation of Apple took place, which for the Russian user has a special meaning

does not carry.Since all announced new services are relevant exclusively for the foreign market. Immediately after the end of this event, Apple released a mobile firmware update. Finally, users have the opportunity to download iOS 12.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

What's new?

Before we get to the list of changes in iOS12.2, it should be noted that this is the second major update to the iOS 12 firmware, which was first publicly launched in September last year. You can download the update over the air through the Settings application — Basic — Software update, or you can install the firmware through iTunes by connecting your device to your computer using a cable.

Since iOS 12.2 is considered a major update, here we need to talk about some of the changes it brought. First up, iOS 12.2 adds support for the new Apple News+ subscription service, allowing Apple News subscribers to get unlimited access to news and magazines for a monthly fee. But for you and me this is of little relevance, as mentioned above. Also with the release of iOS 12.2, Canadians had access to Apple News for the first time, finally expanding the service's reach beyond the US, UK and Australia.

In iOS 12.2, four new Animoji appeared, including a boar, a shark, a giraffe and an owl. New Animoji are available in the Messages and FaceTime applications.

Let's move on… In iOS 12.2 brings support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to third-party TVs from companies like LG, Sony and Samsung, and these features will be rolled out later this year. These changes include updates to the Home app to add access to your TV and a redesigned TV remote control in Control Center that takes up the entire iPhone screen and has a darker color. Apple has also introduced a new Allow TV option to control who can access and send content to your TV.

In combination with tvOS 12.2 in iOS 12.2, a new feature has appeared that allows Siri to request certain TV shows, movies and music on devices such as third-party TVs and Apple TV.

Apple also decided to simplify the application interfaceWallet ahead of the upcoming support for the Apple credit card, available as part of a partnership with Goldman Sachs (this is also one of the innovations at the presentation, which is not relevant for us).

iOS 12.2 also has many small changes and settings. For example, Apple News, AirPlay and Control Center Remote icons have been improved, and the audio messages in the Messages application are now of higher quality thanks to the new code.

Thanks to Apple Pay Cash in your walletA new option, "Add Money", which simplifies the addition of funds, and Safari now has search arrows for faster target search results when conducting a search on Google. All websites that do not use a secure HTTPS connection are displayed in the “Safe” line of the Safari menu bar, and Apple Maps has a new “Air Quality” setting.

Safari privacy improves in iOS 12.2 thanks to the new Motion & Orientation, which is located in the “Settings” section> "Safari"> "Privacy and Security." Enabling this setting will allow websites to display content based on motion data from the accelerometer and gyroscope. Smart tracking features have also been improved and support for the legacy Do Not Track option has been removed.

It is worth noting that iOS 12.2 may be one of the last major updates that we will see in the iOS 12 operating system, since Apple’s attention will soon be switched to iOS 13 after the Worldwide Developer Conference on June 3.