Apple’s iOS 12.0.1 update is causing problems for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.
The iOS 12 update promises performance improvements for all iPhone and iPad models including the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. And while many users are benefiting from iOS 12 and iOS 12.0.1, many others are running into bugs and performance issues.
iPhone and iPad users are running into installation issues, abnormal battery drain, connectivity issues, and problems with Face ID and Touch ID. These are all common problems and most of them can be fixed in minutes.
In this guide to iOS 12 and iOS 12.0.1 problems we’ll take you through the most glaring iOS 12 problems. This is an early list and we expect the list of problems to grow as more people download the new operating system and as Apple rolls out new versions of iOS 12.
Our walkthrough will also show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iOS 12 problems and direct you to a few resources that could come in handy if and when you run into trouble.
We’ll also touch on the iOS 12 downgrade and a few things you can expect from Apple and the future of iOS 12.
iOS 12.0.1 Problems
While some iOS 12.0.1 problems users are seeing are brand new, others have carried over from the iOS 11 update and the first version of iOS 12.
The iOS 12.0.1 download is getting stuck on some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. If this happens, you’ll want to hard reset your device. This usually resolves the problem and gets the download going again.
We’re also seeing reports about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues, GPS problems, 3D Touch problems, landscape problems, issues with Siri, user interface lag, lockups, freezes, app crashes, AirPlay problems, an issue where the Messages app is sending messages to unintended recipients. and problems updating apps on the App Store.
Some iOS 12 users are also reporting washed out colors across the user interface. We haven’t noticed this problem on any of our devices, but looks like it’s fairly widespread. Many of the complaints come from iPhone X users.
Developers are currently hard at work updating their apps with support for iOS 12, but many third-party apps are bugged or broken. iOS 12 users on the MacRumors forums have put together a long list of apps that are running poorly on iOS 12.
— Hoskins (@chad_hoskins) October 9, 2018
#apple problem with iPhone 8 and setting Bluetooth to enter or add device in iOS 12 and 12.0.1
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The official Apple discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are starting to fill up with complaints about iOS 12.0.1 and we expect the list to grow as push away from the release date.
If you haven’t downloaded iOS 12.0.1 yet we recommend preparing your device for the download. A little prep can go a long way toward preventing problems.
To assist you we’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and our checklist will take you through the most important things you need to do before you install iOS 12/iOS 12.0.1.
Where to Find iOS 12.0.1 Reviews
If you’re running iOS 12.0.1 or you’re thinking about upgrading it’s important to dig into feedback about iOS 12.0.1. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and potential benefits as well.
We’ve released our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.0.1 update right now and it will help get you started. If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 12.0.1 due to its problems, this is a good starting point.
How to Fix iOS 12.0.1 Problems
Most iOS 12.0.1 problems can be fixed from the comfort of a computer chair or couch. Others will require a fix from Apple.
If you’re running into trouble on iOS 12.0.1, there’s no need to panic. We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common iOS 12 problems. This is a great place to start.
We’ve also released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and also one that outlines ways to fix iOS 12 battery life problems.
If you’re unable to find a fix for your problem in our guides, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. If Apple’s forums aren’t helpful, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the company’s website.
If Apple’s online services fail you, you might want to schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. If you have one.
They should be able to diagnose your issue within minutes and provide you with a fix or a replacement depending on your warranty and problem.
You Can Downgrade to iOS 12.0
If you run into trouble on iOS 12.0.1 and you can’t find a fix, you can try downgrading to iOS 12.0 to see if that helps.
Apple’s currently signing off on 12.0 which means you can take advantage of a loophole and drop down to the previous version of iOS 12. Downgrading could improve your device’s performance.
Unfortunately, iOS 12.0 is the only update that’s available. Apple’s closed off the downgrade path to iOS 11.
For more about how the downgrade process works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.
If you’re struggling on iOS 12 know that help is likely on the way.
Apple hasn’t confirmed iOS 12.0.2, but we could see the company roll out another quick bug fix update in October ahead of the first major upgrade to iOS 12.
iOS 12.0.2 is in the shadows right now, but Apple’s confirmed iOS 12.1 and the milestone upgrade is currently in beta ahead of a launch later this year.
iOS 12.1 will deliver a mix of new features (Group FaceTime calls, new emojis), bug fixes, and security patches. It could also accompany the new iPad Pro models to shelves this fall.
The iOS 12.1 beta isn’t perfect, but it’s an option if you want to get off iOS 12.0.1, but don’t want to downgrade to iOS 12.0.
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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