Should I update my iPhone to iOS 12.0.1?

iOS 12.0.1

Now that over half of active iOS devices are already running iOS 12, Apple is rolling out the next update. iOS 12.0.1 will include minor fixes for some issues that have been causing inconvenience for some iPhone owners. For those who have not yet upgraded to iOS 12, it comes highly recommended. iOS 12 optimizes much of the behind-the-scenes operation of any compatible iOS device.

What's in iOS 12.0.1?

There are several items addressed by this update:

  1. iPhone XS not charging immediately when a Lighting cable is plugged in
  2. iPhone XS connecting to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi when 5 GHz is available
  3. Subtitles not appearing in some video apps
  4. Bluetooth sometimes becomes unavailable on an iOS device
  5. An iPad-specific fix that restores the position of the ".?123" key on the keyboard

Should I update?

Yes, generally all users should run the latest version of iOS. However, if your device suffers from one of the problems above, iOS 12.0.1 is a must-have update. All of these fixes will also be included in the upcoming iOS 12.1 update, expected in several weeks.

How can I update to iOS 12.0.1?

Any iPhone from the iPhone 5s and later can install the latest version of iOS free of charge. Click here for instructions on how to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 12.0.1.