Complete iOS 12 Update Guide

Simple Steps to Get Ready with More Powerful iOS 12

Check iOS 12 Compatibility

Before upgrading to iOS 12, please check whether your device is compatible.

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  • 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
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  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
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  • iPod touch 6th generation

Prepare for iOS 12

To ensure a successful iOS 12 update, here’s what you need to do in advance.

  • Reserve 3GB of free space
  • Make sure device is fully charged
  • Connect to stable Wi-Fi network
  • Create a backup (Tenorshare iCareFone)
  • Install latest version of iTunes
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Make A Successful iOS 12 Update

Below steps will walk you through how to update your iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 12.

Devices supported by iOS 12
  • iPhone 5s & higher
  • iPad mini 2 & higher
  • iPod touch 6th generation
Update via Wi-Fi (OTA)
  • Charge your device and connect to the Wi-Fi.
  • Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install.
  • Tap Install Now or Reminder Me Later.
  • Enter the passcode if prompted.
Update with iTunes
  • Connect your device with the latest iTunes.
  • Click Summary > Check for Update.
  • Click Download and Update.
  • Enter the passcode if prompted.
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  • 1-click to exit Recovery Mode for free
  • Fix all iOS 12 update stuck like Apple logo
  • Downgrade iOS 12 (beta) if you don't like it
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Switch to A New iOS Device

If your device is not in iOS 12 support list, and you are planning to get a new iPhone/iPad for iOS 12, here is how to transfer everything you want to a new device.

Safe & Easy Data Transfer Between Any Phones
  • Clone everything between any iOS devices
  • 1:1 data transfer with zero quality loss
  • Lightning transferring to save your time
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Get iTunes Media Library to Your New iPhone in a Flash
  • 1-click to sync all iTunes music, playlists, movies, etc
  • No worry about data loss after sync
  • 2-way transfer between device and iTunes
  • Always keep your library updated

More Power to You with iOS 12

  • Up to 70% faster swipe to Camera
  • FaceTime with up to 32 people at once
  • Create an Animoji just for yourself
  • Say it with four new Animoji
  • Create an Animoji just for yourself
  • Liven up the conversation
  • AR gets so real you can share it with friends
  • Be more aware of how you and your kids use your devices

If iOS 12 isn’t running well on your device, check here to downgrade to iOS 11.

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Will You Update to iOS 12?

iOS 12 will be a great improvement towards iOS 11 to make your device faster and more responsive. However, some others prefer the old iOS versions. Will you enroll this big update?

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