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

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

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

Apple's iPhones, however, constitute nearly half of all handsets that are in use by Americans, and offering dual SIM functionality is a potential ticking time bomb for carriers.

Now that's not to say iOS 12 is a completely boring upgrade.

As always, you can find the iOS update by going to Settings followed by General and then selecting Software Update.

But now the functionality has arrived with the release of iOS 12.1 today. Originally introduced at WWDC this past June, the feature didn't ship with the first incarnation of iOS 12. Apple also maintains full encryption regardless of whether you are having a one-to-one or group chat, so everything stays private.

With iOS 12.1, you can enjoy Group FaceTime with up to 32 people.

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FaceTime will now include the automatic detection of active speakers, displaying also the most prominent speakers on the call as priority. The size of the person's image then changes depending on how active they are being on the call. Inactive callers will be placed on the bottom of the screen until they speak, said Apple.

The new update should also bring a fix to the "beautygate" issue on the iPhone XS and XR.

Start Group FaceTime straight from a group Messages conversation or join an active call at any time. Here's how Airtel users can enable the dual-SIM functionality on the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS or XR.

This basically means you can now make your portraits look all sophisticated and professional thanks to extra depth segmentation in Portrait mode on the camera.

One new iPhone camera trick highlighted during Apple's September keynote this year was the ability to adjust the level of background blur in Portrait mode shots. Apple, however, doesn't even list Sprint as supporting the dual SIM iPhones just yet, and now the AT&T domino has fallen as well.

Do note that in India, only QR code option is available as of now and Apple is working with carriers to activate eSIM via the carrier app option.

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