iOS 12 is available Monday, how to install the update on his iPhone?

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It’s a solid ritual. Every year, less than a week after the keynote presentation of the new iPhone, Apple puts the latest version of their central software online. The iOS 12 update is available to the general public this Monday, September 17th. Presented last June, this version is particularly expected by iPhone owners. Apple has promised that it will accelerate models suffering from slowdowns  since the move to iOS 11.  

The deployment of iOS 12 should begin at sunrise on the west coast of the United States, or around 19 hours in France . Do not worry if your iPhone does not offer the update from Monday night. The process can take several hours. He is anyway rather advisable not to install it at first  because the first version is often accompanied by bugs that Apple hastens to correct after a few days. 

If you still want to take the plunge, we explain the procedure to follow in the lines that follow.

Is your iPhone or iPad compatible?

Before installing it, check that its Apple device is affected by the update. Not all Apple mobile devices are necessarily mobile. The Apple brand has listed the products concerned. The update supports a generation of more than iOS 11. Clearlyall iPhone and iPad launched since 2013 can enjoy. 

iPhone models supporting iOS 12

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad models supporting iOS 12

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad 6th generation (2018)
  • iPad 5th generation (2017)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod Touch models supporting iOS 12

  • iPod touch 6th generation

How to install the update

Before proceeding to the installation, check that the device has the latest version of iOS. To do this, simply go to the “Settings> General> Software Update” and update it if necessary. In general, it is better to wait one to two days after the launch of the software to avoid potential bugs and take advantage of the first patches deployed by Apple and application developers. 

The update can be done by connecting your device to a computer or directly over Wi-Fi. Better connect your device to the mains to avoid a crash during the update. It would then be necessary to perform a complete restoration. It is also advisable to release the operation typically requires one or more gigabytes of available memory. 

If you opt for Wi-Fi, the update will be accessible via the menus  “Settings> General> Software update”. If you prefer to go through the computer, just open iTunes and reach the “Check for Updates” tab in the space dedicated to your iPhone or iPad. The device should restart several times and ask for your security code information during the update. 

Once the update is done, check that the data you have previously saved is present. You can then update your apps to benefit from their adaptation to iOS 12.


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