IOS 12 Officially Released: New Features, Compatible Devices and More


That's a ton of impressive gains, and even though I own the iPhone X, these performance upgrades are very noticeable on the iPhone X. May your downloads be quick and your backups be recent.

What devices can run iOS 12?

A little prep work can go a long way toward preventing problems and headaches and that's why we recommend spending sometime preparing yourself and your device ahead of your upgrade. It's definitely worth checking out if you want to take full advantage of the new Shortcuts app. All you have to do to use these Shortcuts is to pick a trigger phrase. With iPad drag and drop in last year's iOS 11, for example, the note-taking app Bear had early support but in a limited fashion; innovative drag and drop features like the Drop Bar didn't arrive until later.

Memoji are personalized Animoji, basically, that you can create and customize right within the Messages app. Screen Time lets you understand and take control of the time you spend interacting with your device.

For a complete rundown on the list of features that are included in iOS 12, head over to Apple now.

The feverishly-anticipated iOS 12 mobile operating system is now available to download on nearly all iPhones and iPads right now.

Faster Performance, Even on Older Devices Unlike past iOS releases, which were only available for a few generations of phones, iOS 12 is available for devices going all the way back to the iPhone 5s and the iPad Mini 2.

Before you update you should make sure your iPhone/iPad is fully charged or you are near a plug.

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iOS 12 will be available on September 17. The iOS 12 release will start around 10.30 pm IST.

The new features aren't game-changing, but they're still extremely welcome, particularly the capability to make and receive phone calls directly (see "HomePod First Impressions: Let the (Apple) Music Play", 12 February 2018, and "Beyond Music: Comparing the HomePod to Amazon Echo and Google Home", 15 March 2018).

Some of the changes are an extension of Apple's effort to help you limit the amount of time spent staring at your screen. At 1.5 GB, it's a big download, but it installed reasonably quickly.

A new Apple Books app.

You also get more options for managing notifications, and iOS notifications are finally grouped by app.

If you're running iOS 11, then you can get iOS 12.

Go to Settings General Software Update.

Those trigger-happy haters who usually blame Apple for all the possible fails of the iPhones and Macs should hold their horses because today's problem is not the fault of the tech giant based in Cupertino.