Apple iOS 12 | Here is What You Need To Know

Apple iOS 12 | Here is What You Need To Know

 iOS 12 is here and this is what you need to know before the upgrade. 

Apple iOS 12 is available for download, and those of us who were running the public beta would have already received the golden master of the iOS 12. 

Here’s a glance at the list of compatible iOS 12 devices, how to download, steps required when downloading the new edition of iOS, and other important criteria to keep in mind.


Apple iOS 12: List of Compatible Devices

Apple iOS 12 is a free upgrade and is compatible with iPhones 5S and higher. All iPhones that were compatible with iOS 11 are ready to run Apple’s new OS.

Apple has guaranteed that even older iPhones, such as the 6s will work smoothly with the new iOS 12.

The list of compatible iPhones


iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6 +
iPhone 6s +
iPhone SE
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 +
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 +
iPhone X (2017)


The new iPhone XS, iPhone XS max, and iPhone XR can run iOS 12 out of the box, after they go on sale from September 21. In Asia, the iPhone XS series is going to be out there purchasable from Sep 28th, though pre-orders open Sep 21.

On iPads, the list includes iPad mini 2, 3 and 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad sixth and the fifth generation that are all compatible with the most recent iOS version.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st and second generation, iPad pro in 9.7-inches and 10.5-inches also will be compatible with iOS 12. Finally, the iPod touch sixth generation is also compatible with the iOS 12.


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Apple iOS 12: steps to follow

Apple iOS 12 will be available for download on September 17, 2018. The iOS 12 release will start around 10.30 pm IST. Before downloading iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad, it’s best to make a copy of your data.

You can do that on iTunes itself or back up using iCloud account if you have the storage space.

Apple iOS 12 update is around 2.77GB in size, as per the reports, and you may want additional space on your iPhone or iPad. Therefore, you might have to delete some apps, or back up photos to the iCloud, in order to make sure you have enough space.

Users will install the iOS update over-the-air (OTA) if they’re on a wifi network.

Simply head to Settings > General >Software update.

iOS will automatically check for the update and if the new version is available, it will ask you to download and install. Keep in mind that the OTA technique will require Wi-Fi and your iOS device will need to be sufficiently charged, over 50 per cent.

The second way to update iOS 12 is via iTunes.

Users will simply plug their iOS device into their Mac or Windows devices, run iTunes. Click on the iPhone/iPad symbol, and click on the ‘check for software’ and download and install the update.