Recently Apple introduced three of its most anticipating iPhones; iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. Make a note that Apple’s new launched are criticized too much because of their high price. iPhone Xr said to be budget iPhone but in actual it is a budget phone in comparison to iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. Despite talking about new iPhone people still, love to talk about iOS 12. This time most of the people are not excited about new iPhones but they want to know how they are able to update their existing Apple iPhone or iPad to iOS 12. If you are here for the same concern then you will be glad to know that here we will tell you how you can easily update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 without going through any technical steps. You just need to follow some easy and simple steps. So are you ready?
From today Apple will begin seeding the latest iOS for all eligible device. If you have an eligible device then you can get the latest iOS 12 on your device via an over-the-air update through iTunes on a PC or Mac. Here we will tell you the easiest process along with the backup tutorial so you will not lose your data in the upgrading process.
Before beginning the process you need to back your device via iTunes backup or iCloud. Both ways are simple and easy to install. One of the popular methods is an iCloud backup as it automatically backup the data once in a day when it is connected to Wi-Fi but here storage is always in question.
When you make a backup you need to make sure that you have enough backup. If you are not sure about the space or there is less space than it is better to pick iTunes backup option. You just need to plug your iPhone or iPad into your system and choose the option back up this device in iTunes when this option appears in iTunes.
Before you move to the next step check which devices are compatible with iOS 12. If you have earlier update your device to iOS 11 then your device is compatible with iOS 12 too as the compatibility list. We recommend you to upgrade your device even if you are not considering it especially if you have an old device as iOS 12 comes with improved battery life and some speed improvements. No need to say that it also fixes some notable glitches and bugs.
iOS 12 Compatible Devices
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone Xr
- 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
- 9 inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
- 9 inch iPad Pro 1st generation
- 5 inch iPad Pro
- 7 inch iPad Pro
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
Two Ways to Update Your Apple iPhone or iPad to iOS 12
Let us first discuss the over the air methods. It is fairly simple. Just go to Settings > General > Software Update. As soon you tap on Software Update option it will start looking for an update.
It will show you iOS 12 with its update size and some brief description. You can initiate the update process by tapping on Download and Install option. Note that today on 17 September Apple is officially rolling out the update for everyone so today people from all around the world want to get hands-on latest update as soon as possible so it might take a little more time than expected to get and download the update so have some patience of download the update tomorrow or after few days.
You also have an option to update your Apple iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 by plugging your device into your system or Mac. This method requires the latest version of iTunes in your system.
Via USB cable connects your device into the system and opens iTunes. Wait till it recognizes your device. Now click on Check for Update. Now follow all on-screen instructions. This will automatically download the update and install it on your device.
We want to remind you to take a full backup before updating your device as if something goes wrong you will lose all of your data. Now if you have any question in your mind then feel free to tell us in the below comment section.