How to Download and Install iOS 12 on iPhone , iPad & iPod
APPLE RELEASES iOS 12 UPDATE THAT SPEEDS UP YOUR PHONEApple has been a trend setter in the smartphone market from last many years and iOS 12 that was unveiled in June at WWDC. With this release, Apple`s focus will be on improving performance for all of its old and new devices. This new update will also bring new changes to augmented reality to provide users with new experiences. In addition to that, it will have improved Siri that will change from voice assistant to personal assistant, FaceTime and Photo app etc. All of these new features will help Apple to catch up with the competition. IOS 12 will be a free update for all users who have iPhone 5S or later. iOS 12 installation and upgrade will enhance the speed of your Apple device.
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When will iOS 12 be released?After few iOS beta releases, Apple set to release these new update on the September 17th, 2018. If you have already installed the beta version then the final beta version became available on Wednesday 12th September 2018. In case you have already installed latest beta update then you will be prompted to get an upgrade.
Which devices support iOS 12?iOS 12 will be compatible with all devices that run iOS 11. If you have iPhone 5S or later then Apple promises better speed and performance with this new upgrade. That means you can expect decreased times required to launch an app, better multitasking, and smoother browsing. Here is a list of supported devices.
IOS 12 Supported iPhones.
- All three newly released iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR.
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
- IPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5S
IOS 12 Supported iPads.
- iPad Pro 1st and 2nd generation (9, 10.5,9.7 inch variants)
- iPad Pro 6th
- iPad 5th
- iPad Air 2.
- iPad mini 2,3,4
How to prepare your Apple Device for IOS 12 upgrade?IOS 12 update will not bring a lot of new features but better overall performance and speed. Updating your device will only take a few minutes, therefore if you get the notification in your device. You should know what precautionary measures you should take in order to avoid any situation your data may be lost.
Remove Unused AppsWe all download apps that we only use once or twice, it may be a game or any product related app that mostly goes unused. Before getting this update, we suggest you to go through this entire app and remove apps that you no longer use. This is because each of unused app is just using storage space and keeping overall performance down.
Back Up your Data.Data is the most important thing, in case something goes wrong during the update process; you would not like to lose any of your photos or videos. The best way to avoid this from happening is you use a cloud backup service. if you don’t have too much data then you may use some free services from Apple or Google to back up your data otherwise you will be buy a subscription for personal cloud storage that will ensure monthly fee for using it. One of the easiest ways of backup your data is to go into setting and go to iCloud and then choose iCloud backup and then backup now option. As an alternative, you can also use iTunes to back up your iOS device with encrypted backup. This process does not require you to enter account password.
Clean out your storage.Once you have backed up your data, we will advise you to avail this chance to clean your device for more storage space. For example, you may have downloaded video files that are no more needed but still taking a lot of space in your download folder then it’s time to clear those out. You can do so by opening the settings app and select General>iPhone storage. As the page popup, you can try clear the excess storage that`s being used.
How to Install IOS 12?
Method 1: Via direct software UpdateThe first and easiest method of getting your iPhone or iPad updated to IOS 12 is directly from your device itself. If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network then you have no need for a computer or iTunes to get this upgrade. Just plug in your device in power outlet through charger and go to settings>General> software update. IOS will automatically start checking for an update. Once it searches for IOS 12 update it will prompt you to download and install it.
Method 2: Update via iTunes.If you have access to a computer with iTunes, then it might be even faster to get IOS 12 update. First, you must ensure you have the latest version of iTunes installed. You can check it by opening the Mac store app and click on the updates and see any update is available for iTunes. If yes then you must first install it and then proceed with IOS 12 upgrade.
After you have checked iTune update, you must connect your iOS device to the computer. From the iTunes icon top left the corner, you must click the iPhone or iPad and it will open up a drop-down menu with different sections of iTunes library. Now you must click on check for updates and then download and update. You will be prompted to accept the terms and condition and then just follow the instructions and let iTunes do the job of updating your iPhone or iPad.