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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12.2 & 9 Reasons You Should

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The iOS 12.2 update could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. Some you should install the update today, but others might want to wait a few hours, a few days, or, in some cases, a few more weeks before making the move.

iOS 12.2 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models and Apple’s latest update comes with a long list of important updates which include new features, fixes, enhancements, and patches.

This is a milestone upgrade which means the iOS 12.2 update requires a hefty download. Those moving from iOS 12.1.4 are looking at a 800MB file.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users moving from older versions of iOS will see an even larger download size because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into iOS 12.2.

Those of you dealing with issues on iOS 11, iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.3 or iOS 12.1.4 could see a huge turnaround after installing iOS 12.2. While some of you will see a boost, others will run into bugs and performance issues.

If you do run into iOS 12.2 problems help could be a few weeks out. This was the last known update in Apple’s iOS pipeline. The company’s confirmed a new iOS release in May but we know very little about it.

If you do run into issues you’re on your own for now. Apple’s next batch of bug fixes is probably weeks away and the company’s closed off the downgrade path to iOS 12.1.4 and older versions of iOS 12.

With older updates blocked off, those of you on old versions of iOS should be extremely careful when making the move to iOS 12.2.

There are plenty of reasons to install iOS 12.2 on your device today. There are also some reasons why you might want to hold back and wait.

If you’re currently debating a move to iOS 12.2, allow us to walk you through each one of these reasons right now.

Install iOS 12.2 for Better Security

Install iOS 12.2 for Better Security

If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.2.

If you value your device's security, you'll want to download iOS 12.2 in the near future because it comes with new security patches.

Apple lists a whopping 41 security patches in its iOS 12.2 security change log. You can read more about the patches over on the company's website

If you skipped iOS 12.1.4, you get four important security patches including fixes for a widespread FaceTime eavesdropping bug that lets you call someone via FaceTime and hear the audio coming from their phone before they pick up the phone.

You can read more about these patches on Apple's website.

If you skipped iOS 12.1.3, you get some additional patches with your version of iOS 12.2. They're baked into your upgrade.

Apple lists a grand total of 23 patches on board iOS 12.1.3 and you can read about all of them over on Apple's website. 

If you skipped iOS 12.1.1, you'll probably want to install the iOS 12.2 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today. 

The iOS 12.1.1 update brought 17 patches for potential security exploits. They'll will help protect your phone. You can read about them here.

If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get the 24 patches from that update with your version of iOS 12.2. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.2 update brings two additional patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits.

If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.2 update comes with a longer list of security updates. 

The iOS 12.0 update delivered 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's security page.

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:

  • Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission
  • Suppresses ad retargeting by reducing advertisers’ ability to identify iOS devices uniquely
  • Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari
  • Reused passwords are flagged in Settings > Passwords & Accounts
  • Security code AutoFill presents one-time security codes sent over SMS as suggestions in the QuickType bar
  • Sharing passwords with contacts is easier than ever using AirDrop from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
  • Siri supports quickly navigating to a password on an authenticated device 

Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12.2 today.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Yashaswi

    10/27/2018 at 3:06 am

    iOS 12.0.1 is draining the battery of my phone. My phone is also heating you

  2. Matthew

    11/06/2018 at 8:24 am

    iOS 12.1 has a SERIOUS security flaw, enabling stealing your contacts via a mere phone call!!! DO NOT UPGRADE!!!

  3. Melinda

    12/04/2018 at 11:27 pm

    Fix the Facebook photo orientation please. Landscape photos keep going in portrait mode when using iPad in landscape mode. I am using iPad Pro First generation. 12.9 inch. 128 Gig if that helps.

  4. Melinda

    12/04/2018 at 11:44 pm

    ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️

    Using iOS 12.1. Did not have this issue with iOS 12.0.1.

  5. dharmesh pandey

    01/01/2019 at 11:47 pm

    iphone 12.1 is very bad update for me because my APN setting is not seen on my mobile so plz guide me guys

  6. Diana

    02/06/2019 at 10:09 am

    Hi!
    I have an iPhone SE..and now I have the iOS 12.1
    I am really scared to download this new update 12.1.3, because I’m afraid my phone is gonna crash, get really slow, or something else that makes it worse.
    I think I’ll just wait a little bit more., What do you think?
    It does seem like my battery goes down very quickly..and my phone is not that old (I bought it in the fall of 2017..
    Apart from the battery (and that it dies in the cold.. which it actually always have), it works fine.

    But I miss being able to take Live Photo’s on Facetime!! I have nieces and nephews in other countries, so I really want that back. Is that feature on this new update?

    Hope I’ll get some feedback from you guys!☺️ Is it best to just wait with this update?

    – Diana

    • BABYGIRL

      02/24/2019 at 9:13 am

      I haven’t updated my ios in a REALLY long time. I’m on 12.1 and I always read about problems that new ios brings and I’m so happy I haven’t updated. I don’t have any problems with connecting to wifi or cellular data and I can still make calls. So it’s up to you if you roll the dice and update. I personally choose not to.

    • BABYGIRL

      02/24/2019 at 9:15 am

      Also that new feature screen time could be why your battery drains so fast. Try turning it off.

  7. kezo

    03/21/2019 at 6:11 pm

    this article is bullshit

  8. Billy Dee

    03/26/2019 at 1:10 pm

    Do you guys every provide content without dividing it into multiple pages and 1-2 paragraphs per page? I bet you’d get more quality visitors if you’d actually provide an article on one to two pages. As soon as i see the page 1 of 13 count, I just go elsewhere…

  9. Raju

    03/27/2019 at 11:53 pm

    I am on 10.3.3
    Should i instal 12.2 or not? please advice.

    Thanks,

  10. bhuvnesh pratap singh.

    04/01/2019 at 10:01 pm

    iOS 12.1.2

    how to get rid of system storage of 19GB+ while iPhone 7 phone memory of 32GB is majorly divided into the following factors: photos 5848 — 7.66GB
    System : 19.19GB

    pls, share if any solution anybody has.

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