Our new video guy Harris Craycraft takes a closer look at Apple’s first developer beta of iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad, providing a handy walkthrough of the new features, including the ClassKit framework, AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and stereo HomePod support.
Here we go again. The elusive AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and HomePod stereo pairing features have reappeared in the iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 developer betas. But will they stick around through final release this team? Let’s hope they do. I mean, Apple has to release both AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud eventually, no?
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update packs in several under-the-hood tweaks, a bunch of security fixes and some feature additions, including better support for external GPUs, Business Chat in Messages and more. Read the official release notes for detailed information.
You couldn’t glean this from the changelog that only mentions bug fixes, but WhatsApp’s most recent update extends the timeframe from revoking sent messages from about eight minutes to more than an hour.
Find out how to put individual or group conversations on Do Not Disturb within the Messages app. This feature lets you set specific iMessage or SMS conversations on Do Not Disturb. You will still receive these messages, but you won’t be alerted about them.
iOS 11.3 brings back Messages on iCloud, a feature pulled from iOS 11 during the beta testing period last year. It saves storage space on your device, makes iPhone backups smaller and gets all your texts and iMessages upon signing into a new iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Apple’s Messages app offers the ability to copy a text or iMessage, wholly or partially. Doing so lets you paste the whole conversation or part of it into an entirely new text or another app, like Mail or Notes.