Hooked on your iPhone? At WWDC 2018, Apple finally offers help

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

The integrations would operate much less seamlessly than controls for Apple Music through Siri, but you would theoretically be able to direct Siri on the iPhone or HomePod to a designated playlist or artist on a service like Spotify, functionality that was previously not possible.

Apple iOS 12 will ensure that every time you get an OTP (one time password code) via SMS for logging into any app, it will be automatically filled to the relevant app. That meant that hand-me-down phones and handsets that were bought second hand by those who couldn't afford a brand new device were stuck with last year's technology.

The question is understandable.

Apple didn't respond to our request for comment.

"Apps beg us to use our phone when we should be doing something else", Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi said. The biggest announcement from the keynote was the introduction of iOS 12. iOS 12 will put performance and user privacy at the forefront of its development. There's also an App Limits tool, which enables users to set themselves a limit for individual applications. "It will become intensely hard for data companies to recognize the device and track the user", he added. Apple iOS 12 will show a detailed battery usage graph along with screen on usage, and screen off usage time, mentioned separately. The News and Voice Memos apps from the phone will work on your Mac, as will the smart home management app Home.

Banter, sledging... but no abuse, says new Australian coach Justin Langer
It's a fun part of the game! "Call it banter, sledging, whatever you want". Paine said his side will "pressure" the opposition "as we usually do".

The iPhone X's Animoji feature gained a few new characters, but all of the attention is on a new feature called Memoji. It sounds more than a little like a social network.

Apple rolled out new support for augmented reality as it unveiled a new format for digital objects that appear to live in the real world. This feature is bound to enhance the regular group chat that you've been using.

This really isn't something very different to what Facebook would do. In May this year, another tech giant Google announced that it was going to make similar changes to its software.

The tools used for cutting down on smartphone addiction have been expected for months after two major shareholders asked Apple in January to add more parental controls and to study the impact of excessive iPhone usage on mental health. Do it using iTunes so you're not dependent on the device connecting to the internet in order to restore your data.

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