iOS 12

The iOS 12 is an operating system that was designed and developed especially for iPhone and iPad by Apple in 2018. The system has been released on September 17, 2018, and was preinstalled on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation, iPad Air 3rd Generation, and iPod touch 7th Generation. This software gets the last update (12.5.7) on January 23, 2023, and later has been replaced by a newer version of iOS 13 for iPhones and iPadOS 13 for iPads.

The new iOS 12 features performance and battery life improvements, and security updates. Performance optimizations were made in order to speed up common tasks across all supported iOS devices. Tests are done by Apple on an iPhone 6 Plus showed apps launching 40% faster, the system keyboard activating 50% faster, and the camera opening 70% faster.

Screen Time is a new feature in iOS 12 that records the amount of time a user spent on the device. The feature also displays the amount of time the user used particular apps, the amount of time the user used particular categories of apps (such as games), and the number of notifications the user received.

Messages in iOS 12 introduced a new type of customizable Animoji called “Memoji” which allows a user to create a 3D character of themselves. Apple also introduced Koala, Tiger, Ghost, and T-Rex Animojis.

Safari receives an update to Intelligent Tracking Prevention. This includes a feature that allows the user to disable social media “like” and “share” buttons.

Apple Maps has been “rebuilt” by relying on first-party map data instead of using map data provided by third parties.

A dedicated application in iOS 12 allows users to set up Shortcuts, automated actions that the user can ask Siri to perform. Using the Shortcuts app, a user can create a phrase and type in the action they want Siri to do for them. Once they tell the phrase to Siri, Siri will automatically do the task they set for it in the Shortcuts app.

iOS 12.1, released on October 30, 2018, adds the ability to include up to 32 people in a FaceTime conversation.

Almost a year after releasing iOS 12.5.5 Apple released a critical update for users with iOS 12 marked as 12.5.6 on August 31, 2022. iOS 12.5.6 update fixes a bug where processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.

Today iOS 12 is 5 years old!

iOS 12
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iOS 12 General Information

ReleasedSeptember 17, 2018
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 5s
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone Xr
iPhone SE
iPod touch 6th Generation
iPod touch 7th Generation
iPad 5th Generation
iPad 6th Generation
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad Air 3rd Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd Generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad Pro 11-inch
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 4
iPad mini 5th Generation


VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 12.016A366
September 17, 2018
iOS 12.0.116A404
October 8, 2018
iOS 12.116B92
October 30, 2018
iOS 12.1.116C50December 5, 2018
iOS 12.1.216C101
December 17, 2018
iOS 12.1.316D39
January 22, 2019
iOS 12.1.416D57February 7, 2019
iOS 12.216E227March 25, 2019
iOS 12.316F156
May 13, 2019
iOS 12.3.116F203
May 24, 2019
iOS 12.3.216F250June 10, 2019
iOS 12.416G77July 22, 2019
iOS 12.4.116G102August 26, 2019
iOS 12.4.216G114September 26, 2019
iOS 12.4.316G130October 28, 2019
iOS 12.4.416G140December 10, 2019
iOS 12.4.516G161January 28, 2020
iOS 12.4.616G183March 24, 2020
iOS 12.4.716G192May 20, 2020
iOS 12.4.816G201July 15, 2020
iOS 12.4.916H5November 5, 2020
iOS 12.516H20December 14, 2020
iOS 12.5.116H22January 11, 2021
iOS 12.5.216H30March 26, 2021
iOS 12.5.316H41May 3, 2021
iOS 12.5.416H50June 14, 2021
iOS 12.5.516H62September 23, 2021
iOS 12.5.616H71August 31, 2022
iOS 12.5.716H81January 23, 2023

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