Updating to iOS 12

iOS 12 is now available: this update is set to a make almost every Apple iPhone much faster.

This will also be the last time you will need to do this manually. After the download you will get the option to turn on an automatic updates.

Here is our guide on how to install iOS 12 using Software Update on your iPhone or iPad

Before you update to the iOS 12, you should make sure to back up your device’s data. That way, if you lose anything while downloading the new OS, it will be easy to restore things back to the way they were.

You can choose to back up data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via iCloud — or via iTunes on a PC or Mac.

If you need any help or have any questions about this update feel free to talk to our Apple trainer  at aa |mac on the 22nd Sept 2018 between 9.30 -1pm

Update on a Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you are on a Wi-Fi network and be connected to a charger if your battery is below 50%, you can upgrade to iOS 12 right from your device itself — no need for a computer or iTunes

When the update is available:

Head to Settings> General > Software Update on your IOS device to download iOS 12

iOS will automatically check for an update, then prompt you to download and install iOS 12.

It is worth remembering that the time taken to download the iOS 12 update can vary based on different devices and the connection speed.

Update via iTunes

You will find that due to the size of the download it might be quicker to update this way.

First, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes by opening the Mac App Store app and clicking on Updates to see if an iTunes update is listed.

  • Open iTunes on the desktop and connected the iOS device that you want to upgrade.
  •  On top you will see an icon representing your device, click on that.
  •  In the Summary tab, click on ‘Check for update’
  •  Download and update.

New Features

iOS 12 is designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful.

Here are just three of the latest features and improvements in their most advanced mobile operating system yet.

  1. Screen Time iOS 12’s new Time feature will send users weekly reports about how they’re using their devices, including how many times you looked at your phone throughout the day, which app pulled you in each time, and even which apps send you the most notifications. You’ll be able to see how often you use your apps, and at which times of day.If any of this data concerns you, you can set Time Limits for yourself.
  2. New Animoji, Memoji, and filters inThe Messages app gets new Animoji characters, including a koala, a tiger, a ghost, and a T-Rex. Memoji are like personalized animoji. They look more three-dimensional than the custom Bitmoji you make in Snapchat, but much better-looking than the Mii characters you make on a Nintendo console.
  3. ARKit Measure

    The new Measure app lets you get instant dimensions of real-world objects using your iPhone and  AR (Augmented Reality)

    It allows you  to measure lines using only the back camera of your iPhone. The downside is that it’s more of a tool to get a fairly accurate idea of how big or small something is.

The best feature that we are sure that the children will love is:

Group FaceTime chats

In iOS 12, you will eventually be able to have a group FaceTime chat with up to 32 total participants simultaneously, over audio or video.

FaceTime is even integrated into Messages, so if a group chat is getting unwieldy, you can launch a group FaceTime chat right from Messages, or jump into a group call already in progress.