The iOS 12.1 update is Apple’s first milestone upgrade for its new operating system. The iOS 12.1 release date is still a mystery, but we expect it to land in the near future as Apple works to fix bugs and deliver new features.
The only known update in Apple’s iOS pipeline is the iOS 12.1 update it recently put into beta testing. The first iOS 12.1 beta was released a day after iOS 12.0’s arrival.
The iOS 12.1 update represents the first major upgrade for devices capable of running Apple’s new operating system.
iOS 12.1 Release Date
Apple hasn’t told us when it plans to release iOS 12.1. Milestone upgrades typically stay in beta for several weeks of testing so we probably won’t see the update roll out this week. That said, there’s a good chance iOS 12.1 rolls out in late October.
Apple is reportedly cooking up new iPad Pros and references to these models have been discovered in the iOS 12.1 beta. The company’s scheduled a launch event for October 30th in New York City and the company will likely debut the new iPads on stage.
An iOS 12.1 release in late October wouldn’t be much of a surprise. The company released its first iOS 11 milestone upgrade, iOS 11.1, in late October last year.
With an iOS 12.1 release date getting closer, now is a great time to start preparing for its release. In this guide we’ll give you some tips and tricks that could come in handy as we close in on the first major upgrade to iOS 12.
How to Prepare for the iOS 12.1 Release Date
The iOS 12.1 release date is still days away, but don't let that stop you from preparing yourself and your device(s) for its release.
Use this time to cleanup the storage on your device. Go into your device's storage and delete the files (photos, apps, etc) you don't need anymore. Cleaning up your device could also improve your device's performance and it'll help make room for iOS 12.1.
You should also start backing up the data you store on your device(s). If you don't know where to start, you'll want to dig into our guides covering iCloud backups and iTunes backups. Data loss issues are pretty rare, but there's always a chance something gets lost in the shuffle as you transition to a new version of iOS.
iOS 12.1 probably won't log you out of your apps and services, but we recommend having your Apple ID/iCloud/third-party app login information handy just in case.
This might seem tedious, but a little prep work will help you avoid issues before, on, and after the iOS 12.1 release date.
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