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Apple are set to implement new tools on devices to tackle addiction. Source Getty

During its 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California on Monday local time, Apple showcased tools aimed at helping iPhone users kick the habit of constantly checking their devices, with new software that discourages phone use. The latest version of Apple's operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 12, will make older devices, such as the iPhone 6, work better. This gives you a breakdown of time spent on your phone, as well as most-used apps.

Apple then unveiled an upgraded Do Not Disturb mode for during bedtime, which hides notifications during a user's bedtime in case they wake up and look at their phone. Apple said Siri will suggest to call people if your calendar knows it is their birthday, or remind you to turn off notifications when you're at the movies. It'll now begin looking for relevant photos before you've completed your search query, and it'll make improved search suggestions as you try to nail down the specific image you're looking for.

Screen Time: A new app that provides daily reports on how much time you are spending on your apps, what apps are sending you the most notifications, what type of apps you are using (productivity, social, and more).

The new features include ways for parents to monitor their own screen time, as well as keep an eye on how long their children are using their iOS devices.

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"This year we're shutting that down", he said, adding that people can interact with these features if they choose to, but they won't be tracked by default on an Apple computer if they use the native Safari browser on the next version of its desktop operating system, macOS Mojave. If an app is sucking up too much of your time, you can set your own limit, such as one hour a day for Instagram.

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Apple is also revamping notifications. However iOS 12 will bring an enhanced experience, such as the introduction of a new "For You" tab that will show your favorite moments in one place that combines photos from Memories and iCloud Shared Albums.

This will be similar in concept to the Google Home Routines where users can group together a series of actions that can be executed with either a tap on the app or with a customized voice command. Group FaceTime, watchOS 5, Dolby Atmos, and tvOSAre you ready for Group FaceTime? The new feature should help people get to their apps faster, and automate tasks and workflows in their everyday lives. Skin tone, hairstyle, outfits, accessories, and more can all be switched up from your phone.

With iOS 12, Apple sort of acknowledged this slowdown on older devices, while simultaneously announcing efforts to speed up performance.

Rick Broida detailed which devices support iOS 12, but the cheat sheet for compatibility is if your device runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12. The app allows the user to accurately measure the size of objects and items around them via AR.

A newly-designed Apple Books app, for ebooks and audiobooks. Everyone else will have to wait until the Public Beta becomes available later in June or until the final release, which usually happens in the fall.

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