The iOS 12.4 update is the next major upgrade for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The iOS 12.4 release date is a mystery, but odds are good it lands sometime this summer.
The iOS 12.4 beta is live and the pre-release version of the update is available for iOS 12-powered devices enrolled in Apple’s developer program and the public Apple’s Beta Software Program.
iOS 12.4 is a milestone upgrade which means it will come with a fix of features, fixes and patches, just like the company’s most recent update, iOS 12.3.
Beta testers haven’t discovered a ton of changes in the first two iOS 12.4 betas, but we suspect that it’ll come with support for Apple’s new credit card.
iOS 12.4 Release Date
Apple hasn’t laid out a release plan for iOS 12.4 and we expect the final release to come sometime after Apple’s iOS 13 announcements in June.
Apple hasn’t confirmed, but some believe iOS 12.4 will be the update the accompanies the Apple Card credit card when it launches this summer.
The company hasn’t confirmed an official release date, but we expect the iOS 12.4 update to say in beta testing for several weeks. Apple usually releases five to six betas before it releases the official version.
We expect iOS 13 to dominate the stage at WWDC 2019 in early June which means we probably won’t get a specific iOS 12.4 release date ahead of time.
With the iOS 12.4 release date on the horizon, it’s a great time to start preparing yourself, and your device, for its upcoming release.
In this guide we’ll outline some tips and tricks that could come in handy as we close in on the next major update for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Prepare for the iOS 12.4 Release Date
The iOS 12.4 release date is weeks away, but some of you might want to get a head start.
iOS 12.4 will likely require a nice chunk of space on your internal storage. If you don't have enough, iOS will temporarily remove some downloadable parts of the apps installed on your device. Occasionally, this isn't enough and you'll be forced to manually delete files.
If you're low on storage, 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 the iOS 12.4 download.
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.
If you're moving from a newer version of iOS 12, iOS 12.4 probably won't log you out of your apps and services. That said, 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 12.4 release date.
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