The iOS 12.0.1 update could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. Most of 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 moving your device to the new version of iOS 12.
iOS 12.0.1 is now available for all iOS 11-powered iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. Apple’s first maintenance update comes with a short list of changes which include bug fixes and a couple of security patches.
The iOS 12.0.1 update is fairly large download. Those moving from iOS 12.0 are looking at a 75+MB download while those moving from older versions of iOS will see a larger download size. The features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into the iOS 12.0.1 update.
Those of you dealing with issues on iOS 11 and iOS 12 could see a huge turnaround after installing iOS 12.0.1. But while many of you will see a boost, others will run into bugs and performance issues. New issues have slipped into the final release and some iOS 12 problems continue to linger.
If you run into iOS 12.0.1 problems you could be on your own for a few days. Apple hasn’t confirmed iOS 12.0.2, but it has confirmed iOS 12.1 and the milestone update will likely roll out later this month as Apple works to fix additional problems and deliver missing iOS 12 features.
If iOS 12.0.1 starts giving you trouble you can drop down to iOS 12.0 for a limited time. Unfortunately, this option won’t be available forever.
The iOS 12.0 downgrade will close up at some point so there’s incentive to try iOS 12.0.1 now and determine if it’s the right move for you and your device.
You can’t drop back to anything older than iOS 12.0 so those of you moving from older versions of iOS need to be extremely careful making the move to iOS 12.0.1. Apple recently plugged up the iOS 11 downgrade.
There are plenty of reasons to install iOS 12.0.1 on your phone today. There are also some reasons why you might want to hold back and wait.
If you’re currently debating a move to iOS 12.0.1, allow us to walk you through each one of these reasons right now.
Install iOS 12.0.1 for Better Security
If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.0.1 right now.
If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12.0.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today.
Apple's iOS 12.0.1 update comes with two security 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 12.0.1 update will come with more patches.
The iOS 12.0 update carried 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's website.
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:
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 and iOS 12.0.1 today.
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