The iOS 12 update is already causing problems for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.
Apple’s iOS 12 update promises performance improvements for all iPhone and iPad models including the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. And while many users are benefiting from iOS 12, many others are running into bugs and performance issues.
It’s early, but iPhone and iPad users are already noticing installation issues, abnormal battery drain, connectivity issues, and problems with Face ID and Touch ID. These are all common problems, particularly after a major milestone release like iOS 12.>
In this guide to iOS 12 problems we’ll take you through the most glaring iOS 12 problems. This is an early list and we expect the list of problems to grow as more people download the new operating system and as Apple rolls out new versions of iOS 12.
Our walkthrough will also show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iOS 12 problems and direct you to a few resources that could come in handy if and when you run into trouble.
We’ll also touch on the iOS 11.4.1 downgrade and a few things you can expect from Apple and the future of iOS 12.
iOS 12 Problems
While some of the iOS 12 problems users are seeing are brand new, others have carried over from the iOS 11 update.
The early list of iOS 12 problems includes installation problems including iTunes errors and long download times. We expect these issues to dissipate after the rush to pull iOS 12 from Apple’s servers ends. If you are seeing these issues, wait a few hours for traffic to die down and then try again.
The iOS 12 download is also getting stuck on some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. If this happens, you’ll want to hard reset your device. This usually resolves the problem and gets the download going again.
We’re also seeing reports about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues where some users are having trouble connecting to routers and Bluetooth enabled devices, GPS problems, 3D Touch problems, user interface lag, lockups, freezes, app crashes, AirPlay problems, and problems updating apps on the App Store.
The official Apple discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are starting to fill up with complaints about iOS 12 and we expect the list to grow as push away from the release date.
If you haven’t downloaded iOS 12 yet we recommend preparing your device for the download. A little prep can go a long way toward preventing problems.
To assist you we’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and our checklist will take you through the most important things you need to do before you install iOS 12.
iOS 12 Feedback
If you’re running iOS 12 or you’re thinking about upgrading it’s important to dig into feedback about iOS 12. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and potential benefits as well.
We’ve released our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12 update right now and it will help get you started. If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 12 due to its problems, this is a good starting point.
We’re in the process of publishing our mini iOS 12 reviews for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, and the iPhone SE.
How to Fix iOS 12 Problems
Most iOS 12 problems can be fixed from the comfort of a computer chair or couch. Others will require a fix from Apple in an upcoming iOS 12 update.
If you’re running into trouble on iOS 12, there’s no need to panic. We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common iOS 12 problems. This is a great place to start.
We’ve also released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and also one that outlines ways to fix iOS 12 battery life problems.
If you’re unable to find a fix for your problem in our guides, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. If Apple’s forums aren’t helpful, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the company’s website.
If Apple’s online services fail you, you might want to schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. If you have one.
They should be able to diagnose your issue within minutes and provide you with a fix or a replacement depending on your warranty and problem.
You Can Downgrade to iOS 11
If you run into trouble on iOS 12 and you can’t find a fix, you can try downgrading to iOS 11 to see if that helps.
Apple’s currently signing off on iOS 11.4.1 which means you can take advantage of a loophole and downgrade. Downgrading could improve your device’s performance.
iOS 11.4.1 is the only update that’s open. Apple’s closed off the downgrade paths to iOS 11.4, iOS 11.3, and older versions of iOS.
For more about how the downgrade process works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.
If you’re struggling on iOS 12 know that help is likely on the way.
Apple hasn’t confirmed iOS 12.0.1 or iOS 12.1, but we expect those announcements to come sooner rather than later.
Last year, Apple released iOS 11.0.1 a few days after the initial release. It also released an iOS 11.1 beta for developers in late September.
The company could use a similar timeline this year as it works to fix bugs and deliver missing iOS 12 features like Group FaceTime calls and new emoji.4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12 & 9 Reasons You Should
Install iOS 12 for Better Security
If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12 right now or in the new future.
If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch sooner rather than later.
Apple hasn't detailed the exact security contents, but we expect the iOS 12 update to carry several important security patches that tackle potential exploits.
Apple typically publishes the exact nature of these patches a few hours after an update's release so we'll let you know how many are on board when we can.
In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:
If you skipped any previous versions of iOS 11, you'll also get the security patches from those updates in your iOS 12 upgrade.
Long story long, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade today.
Source : https://www.gottabemobile.com/ios-12-problems-5-things-you-need-to-know/