Apple came up with a new iOS in the WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) this year. iOS 12 is a significant improvement over the previous OS with a lot of many features. The performance issue caused on older iPhones and iPads was rectified by Apple in the new update. The users were left frustrated when their phones got slower when it was upgraded to iOS 11. Apple addressed this issue and said that the iPhone was significantly faster. A test conducted on iPhone 6 Plus revealed that camera opened 70% faster than before. The in-built keyboard showed up 50% faster than before. Other than the performance, new features were also introduced. Apple came up with a set of digital wellness application such as Screen Time.
Screen Time helps the user monitor their phone usage efficiently. It shows the time spent on each application. Restrictions can be placed on app usage which will pop up when the time is up. Parents can place restrictions on their kids’ phone usage. The time spent on playing games, social media apps can be restricted on daily basis. ARKit 2 is introduced which will take AI to another level. Developers can make AI based apps which will work on every device with iOS 12. A Measure app is introduced which will determine the dimensions and distance between the objects. FaceTime is also modified to enable Group Chats with up to 32 people at a time. Minor changes were made to Apple News app and other apps. Overall, iOS 12 looks promising with jam pack features and efficiency.
How To Upgrade Your Device To iOS 12
The question after hearing all these features will be how to get your hands on the newest iOS version. The official beta version will be launched later this month known as Public Beta. But, users can get access to the iOS 12 even now. Apple has started rolling out the beta version for the developers who have an Apple Developer Program Account.
If you want to get the beta iOS 12 on your iPhones and iPads, the very first step should be to know if your phone is compatible with the newer version. Here’s a list of iPhones and iPads which are compatible with iOS 12.
iPhones And iPads Compatible Models
iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X – are the iPhones which are compatible with the new iOS 12 version.
iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th gen, iPad 6 gen, iPad Pro, 1st gen, 2nd gen, iPad Touch 6 gen – are the iPad models compatible with iOS 12 version.
Once you find that your phone is compatible, the next step is to backup your data. The upgrade is official but for safety back-up your important data.
Next, follow the below steps to install iOS 12 on your device:
- In your device, open this website in the browser.
- Click on the Blue button which says “Download iOS 12”.
- Once the download is finished, head on to Settings app.
- Initiate a software update which will then reboot the phone and upgrade it.
- Once the phone restarts, check your iOS version and you will be having the latest iOS 12 version installed.