iOS 12, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will be available this coming fall, giving a significant performance boost to older iPhones. iOS 12 is complete with many new and exciting features designed to enhance functionality, responsiveness, and performance.
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If your small business relies on iPhones to conduct various business tasks, take a look at CBS Business consultants’ suggestions for five facts small business users should know about Apple’s upcoming update.
When operating a small business, time is of the essence and you don’t want to be kept waiting to do routine tasks such as sending emails or downloading apps. iOS 12 will make your iPhone faster and more responsive. What could be better?
Better FaceTime with More of Your Team
As you know, FaceTime is a great way for teams to communicate with one another (especially if they work remotely). With iOS 12, you will be able to meet with and talk to up to 32 colleagues simultaneously. You can even start a group FaceTime meeting from a group thread in Messages.
Fewer Interruptions During the Day with Notification Management
An iPhone that is beeping and buzzing all day can be unbelievably distracting when you are trying to get work done. iOS 12 will allow you to manage your notifications in real time from the lock screen. Furthermore, Siri will make intelligent suggestions about your notifications based on how you interact with them.
Greater Control of Do Not Disturb Notifications
Regardless of whether or not you’re stuck in a meeting or progressing through critical writing assignment, there are times when you simply don’t want to be disturbed by your phone. As a result, you activate the Do Not Disturb setting. However, it’s fairly easy to accidentally leave the Do Not Disturb notification on, which could be costly to a small business (you may miss out on an important phone call, for example).
With the iOS 12 update, you’ll be able to set Do Not Disturb just while you’re at a specific location or in a meeting and it will automatically switch off when you leave the location or the event ends. Convenient, right?
It Lets You Streamline Business Tasks with Shortcuts
Anything from picking up a latte on the way into the office to scheduling team meetings, iOS 12 will streamline your day-to-day tasks with the new Shortcuts app. Siri will conveniently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to offer convenient shortcuts at the right times.