iOS 12 is now available, and free upgrades are being offered to a lot of existing iOS users. So

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Reasons to Upgrade

  • Speed up the things you do every day, so that you can enjoy a faster and more responsive experience all around.
  • FaceTime now supports video and audio with up to 32 people at once.
  • Easily create an Animoji to match your personality and mood.
  • Add personality to Messages and FaceTime right from the in-app camera.
  • ARKit 2 makes it possible for developers to create more immersive augmented reality experiences.
  • Screen Time app help you know more about the time you and your kids spend on the iDevice.

Reasons to Not Upgrade

  • Unstable performance in the first released version and will be more stable after a period of time.
  • Apple always slow down the device after upgrading to a new version.
  • No enough space to upgrade a new version and don't want to delete any file from the device.
  • 3rd-party apps you rely on every day might be unusable due to the system incompatibilty issue.
  • It's much more complicated to move backward after upgrading, I need more feedbacks about the new system.
  • Not interested in the new updated features.
  • ...

Get Ready for iOS 12

Want to make your iPhone and iPad more powerful, personal, and intelligent than ever? iOS 12 is here for you. Before you update your device, here's what you need to do.
Check Compatibility
Create Backup
Known Your Passcode
Have Your Apple ID

iOS 12 Compatiblitiy List

iPad


iPad mini 2 & Higher
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, 12.9-inch)
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2
  • iPad 6
  • iPad 5
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPhone


iPhone 5S & Higher
  • 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

iPod touch


iPod touch 6 & Higher
  • iPod touch 6

Learn how to identify your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch model >>>

Backup & Upgrade Your Device to iOS 12

Now, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is confirmed to be supported of iOS 12, then before clicking "Update Now" button on your device, you need to create a full backup of iPhone, iPad or iPod, then prepare the Apple ID and screen passcode well.

  • Connect iPad, iPod or iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to "Settings > [your name]", and tap iCloud. (For iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings and scroll down and tap iCloud)
  • Tap "iCloud Backup". (For iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Backup > turn on iCloud Backup option)
  • Tap "Back Up Now" and ensure your device is connected to Wi-Fi until the process completes.
  • Open iTunes and connect iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer.
  • Follow the onscreen steps to enter your device passcode and Trust This Computer on your device.
  • Select the iPhone, iPad or iPod when it appears in iTunes
  • Click "Back Up Now".
  • Note: If you want to save "Health and Activity" data from your iDevice or Apple Watch, you need to encrypt your backup.
  • Download, install and launch Toolbox for iOS on your Windows or Mac computer.
  • Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer, and select "Backup & Restore" in the main screen.
  • Click "Backup" button.

If you have a passcode on your device, make sure that you know it so you can update to iOS 12.
- If you forgot your passcode >
- Directly remove screen lock on your device >

Apple ID is the account you use for everything you do with Apple, so you need to keep it well.
- If you forgot your Apple ID or password >

Successfully Upgrade to iOS 12

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