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?
Perhaps the two most eagerly anticipated iPhone and iPad features—Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2—are apparently not ready for prime time yet because they’re nowhere to be seen in the official iOS 11.3 changelog.
With the hassle-free Air Backup feature in the AnyTrans app, you can wirelessly back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a computer without using iTunes or cables, schedule automatic backups, and more.
Anyone within earshot of your HomePod can invoke Siri and ask her to read your texts or send a message, set a reminder or make a note. Fortunately, you can stop your guests or mischievous family members from using these personal requests on your HomePod.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to share iCloud Drive files and documents, how to edit permissions for shared files, and how to revoke access to share documents. We will look at how to do all of that on iOS, Mac, and from iCloud.com.
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.