iOS 18 beta version brings changes to Siri, FaceTime, Wallet app in iPhone

iOS 18 brings new setting to significantly enhance Siri's audio quality in vehicles that possess Bluetooth service but not CarPlay
An undated image of iOS 18. — Apple
An undated image of iOS 18. — Apple

The release notes of Apple's latest iPhone operating system update iOS 18 has officially, and finally, been released by the company.

The total worth of the software update lies under the changes it has brought to some of the most used iPhone apps, including FaceTime, Siri, and the Wallet app.

At the moment, iOS 18 is exclusively offered in beta version for Apple Developer Program members, which will be followed by a public beta release slated to roll out in July.

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After the public beta potentially released, the stable form of iOS 18 will then most likely come into being later this year in September.

FaceTime updates in iOS 18

In a bid to deliver enhanced quality in video calls, Apple says that FaceTime will consume more data in Low Power Mode on iOS 18 when network conditions are good.

Updated Siri in iOS 18

According to Apple. the latest iOS update brings a new setting to "significantly" enhance Siri's audio quality in vehicles that possess Bluetooth service but not CarPlay.

Wallet app lets take Live Photo in iOS 18

Citing sources, Tech Radar reported that while adding an ID to the Wallet app on the iPhone, users might be required to to take a Live Photo rather than recording multiple movements of their head and face.

To make sure that the rightful owner of the iPhone is adding the ID in the Wallet app, the Live Photo will be assessed by the device, as per the company.

The ability to add a driver's license or ID to the Wallet app was initially announced in 2021, and it has turned the hectic display of proof of identity into a convenient and contactless experience at airports, businesses, and venues.