How Apple’s New iPhone Software Aims To Help You Disconnect

Track what time of day you use your phone, how often you pick it up and where your kids spend their time online.

By Shelly BrisbinJune 7, 2018 10:30 am| ,

Earlier this week, Apple announced that the next version of the software that runs iPhones and iPads – iOS 12 – will include new features that could help keep users from staying glued to their mobile devices, and that will give parents greater control of how and when their kids use their gadgets. Some of Apple’s own shareholders had recently criticized the company for not doing enough to prevent what some have called smartphone addiction.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says the new software will include more opportunities to consolidate and personalize notifications.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

–How Apple plans to keep us from using our phones constantly

–Why the new parental control features are much more powerful

–How Apple’s moves relate to Google’s and Facebook’s in the digital wellness space

iOS 12 will be able to track how much time you spend on your phone, including how often you pick it up, and what apps you use.