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

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Here's how you can enable dual-SIM on your iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR if you are on Airtel (first reported by FoneArena).

Once you've updated, you'll find some new features to play with. You can also activate a feature to use data on the second line while you're on a call on the first line.

Adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down - including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs - for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. A few of my personal favorites include the new partying face, smiling face with hearts, cold face, and pleading face. And while the option to set up your second carrier is already present in iOS 12.1, all the major US carriers have pushed back support for this new tech.

This new feature comes with automatic active speakers detection, which detects the most prominent speakers and then highlights them. Now that it's here though, it works just as originally expected.

The company claims that FaceTime changed the way people communicate and share important moments, and "now with Group FaceTime, it's easy to chat with more people than ever before, from two to 32 people". But, How do you enable this dual-SIM functionality and e-SIM on your iPhone?

Will you be downloading the update?

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Finally iOS 12.1 adds depth control for portrait mode shots while in the camera viewfinder (not only in the Photos app).

iOS 12.1 will also bring new emojis that will come to iPhone and iPad. With iOS 12.1, users can now dynamically adjust the depth of field in real-time preview.

In the wake of Apple's iOS 11 release past year, Apple was hit with a barrage of complaints regarding system stability and performance.

Essentially, Smart HDR was choosing the wrong base frame for HDR processing when you took a selfie. These are also available on the latest macOS and watchOS update also. The result is a loss of detail that looks like smoothing on the front camera. Speaking of the camera, the update to iOS 12.1 also includes a fix for a bug many refer to as Beautygate, which was resulting in overly smoothed selfies taken with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

While that might not apply to most people - since you probably only have one phone number you ever use - those who need to access two will be able to do so via a combination of a physical SIM card and an embedded SIM, or "eSIM", for the other.

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