Apple seeds iOS 12.1 to fix soft selfies, add group FaceTime

Apple seeds iOS 12.1 to fix soft selfies, add group FaceTime


The user guide available through Apple Books, a digital manual for new iPhone users, lists Group FaceTime as a new iOS 12.1 feature. The document confirms a number of new features are on the way in this update, including Group FaceTime and Dual SIM support for the latest iPhone lineup. Additionally, the update turns on dual SIM support for the aforementioned models as well as the iPhone XR.

When Apple first unveiled iOS 12 earlier this year, one of the touted new features was Group FaceTime, which, as the name implies, allows users to take FaceTime calls beyond just one-on-one to include up to 32 people in a video chat. Some of the notable feature include Dual Sim support, Group FaceTime and more.

Some users are claiming this issue may be related to those running iOS 12.1 beta on their iPhone.

Cupertino-based smartphone giant Apple is reportedly rolling out an update to its latest operating system - iOS 12 - on October 30.

Group FaceTime is integrated into Messages, so you can initiate a group call from within that app. The Memoji allows you to design your own animated emoji, which can also be controlled by your facial expressions thanks to the combination of iPhones' extra sensors and updated software.

You can check out the full set of features here.

Participants who are not active will appear at the bottom of the screen until they talk.

Reddit users also experienced bricked Apple Watch units after trying to install watchOS 5.1.

Ringless notification: When calling more than one person, FaceTime displays a notification that lets you instantly join a call without being disruptive.

Readers must note that the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR did not come with eSIM support which the company said will be rolled out later with OS update. Users will be able to activate an additional cellular plan from a carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM.

iOS 12.1 will also bring new artist pages, a daily playlist of the top 100 songs around the world, and the ability to search by lyrics to Apple Music.

  • Terrell Bush