Apple rolls out iOS 12.2 with New Animoji, AirPlay 2 features, and Apple News Plus

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Apple today released iOS 12.2, the second major update to the iOS 12 operating system that first launched in September 2018. iOS 12.2 comes more than a month after the release of iOS 12.1.4, the last iOS 12 update, and just after Apple’s March 25th event that saw the unveiling of new subscription services. 

The iOS 12.2 software update is now rolling out to iPhones and iPads even here in Kenya (Just made an update to my device). The software release brings Apple News Plus, its news subscription that bundles magazines and other premium news articles, for $9.99 per month.

In iOS 12.2, another big feature is Siri’s ability to play videos from your iOS device to your Apple TV. This allows you to control your Apple TV with Siri from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In order to take advantage of this feature, you’ll need to update your Apple TV to version 12.2.

As expected, the new software update brings support for Apple’s second-generation AirPods. Also arriving with iOS 12.2 is iPad Pro support for the Logitech Crayon, which was previously limited to the sixth-generation iPad.

The new software also includes improvements and bug fixes. In terms of other features, Apple says that it also brings four new Animoji, including a giraffe, shark, boar, and owl.

To check for the update on your iPhone or iPad, open up the Settings icon, select General, Navigate to Software Update option and it should load the latest version once you select download and install.
As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.2 is free to download.