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7 Things to Know About the iPhone 8 iOS 12.2 Update

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The iOS 12.2 update could have a huge impact on your iPhone 8’s performance.

Apple’s iOS 12.2 update is out and the company’s latest milestone upgrade is available for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models around the world.

iOS 12.2 is a major release with a long list of improvements. And while many iPhone 8 users are seeing better performance after installing the new update, others are running into trouble on the new firmware.

As we push away from the release date there’s a growing list of complaints about bugs, glitches, and performance issues. Some of these issues are minor annoyances, other problems are much bigger.

If you’re currently having a great experience on iOS 12.1.4 or an older version of iOS you need to approach iOS 12.2 with caution. There’s no way to predict how the software will run on your device so you’ll want to be ready to face problems head on. This is particularly true now that you can no longer downgrade.

Once you move your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to iOS 12.2 you’re stuck until Apple rolls out a new version of iOS 12. So if you’re moving up from iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.1.3, or an older version of iOS, be careful.

With all of that in mind, we want to take a look at the iPhone 8 iOS 12.2 update’s performance, problems, changes, and what the next version of iOS 12 looks like.

iPhone 8 iOS 12.2 Impressions & Performance

iPhone 8 iOS 12.2 Impressions & Performance

The iPhone 8's iOS 12.2 update requires a huge download. If you're coming from iOS 12.1.4, your update is several hundred megabytes.

If you're moving up from an older version of iOS, you can expect a bigger download and a lengthier installation because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your version of iOS 12.2. 

For more on the iOS 12.2 download and installation, please take a look at our guide

As for the iOS 12.2 update's performance, it's currently stable on the iPhone 8 models in our possession. 

We've been using the update for an extended period of time and we've been looking at key areas of performance like battery life, UI speed, and connectivity. 

Thus far, battery life seems to be holding up. We haven't experienced any abnormal drain and we're still able to get a full day of use.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS are all working normally and we haven't noticed slow speeds or an increased number of dropped connections. These are common issues after a software update. 

The software is still fast on the iPhone 8 and we haven't noticed any lag. Control Center, Notifications, and the keyboard are places where we often see lag, but nothing has popped up on the iPhone 8 yet. 

Given its performance and what's on board, we're recommending iOS 12.2 to most people. If you need some additional feedback please take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.2 update on your device right now.  

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