iOS 12: Prepare your iOS device before the update goes live
September 17, 2018

Will you be updating?

iOS 12 is the next iteration of Apple’s operating system designed for the iPhone and iPad. While no major redesign was introduced, the core focus of iOS 12 is the performance which could help improve the usage of older devices like the iPhone 6 and the first generation iPad Air.

iOS 12 will be compatible with devices starting with the iPhone 5S or higher, iPad Air or higher, iPad mini 2 or higher and the iPod touch 6th generation.

During last week’s iPhone keynote, Apple said that iOS 12 will release to the public on September 17 which is today. Updates usually roll out during the morning in the US, so expect iOS 12 to come to your devices at around 9 pm UAE time.

As with all updates, there’s a chance that something could go wrong so make sure you do the following before updating:

  • Make a backup of your iOS device. You have two choices: a local backup or an iCloud backup. Clearly Apple’s pushing for iCloud to be your main backup of choice, but personally I’d recommend backing up your iOS device to your computer so it is easy to restore your date just in case something happens.
  • Make sure there are no running apps in the background, force close them using the multitasking option.
  • Also, check that your battery is at least more than 50 percent and plugged in when you update.

Once you’ve done all of those, it’s time to press update. To do this simply head on to Settings -> General -> Software Update. It will then check if the update is available. Once it alerts you of the availability, you can download the update and follow the on-screen prompts.

You can also use your PC to update your iOS device.

Aside from iOS 12, new versions of tvOS 12 and watch OS 5 is scheduled to arrive tonight.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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