iOS 12 out now — here’s what it does

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Time to update?

You might not be keen on a new iPhone, but you might be interested in the new iOS 12 operating system, out now.

The update seems focused on digital wellness, with Apple saying it has been designed to reduce screen time of to the average user. For us rocking older handsets (6S Plus, represent), the OS should launch apps up to twice as fast as before and bring up its on-screen keyboard just as quickly.

Moreover, the update makes Photo sharing and search easier, offers shortcuts for Siri and fancy new Memojis. The operating system will eventually support multiple person chat via FaceTime, though that’s not available as yet.

If you want to manually start the update yourself, head on over to your iPhone’s Settings app.

Apple’s new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max handsets are available at the end of the week. Pre-orders are open now.