Apple has announced its new products and features, including the much-touted operating system, iOS 12. Although the new software for iPad and iPhone is packed with a number of cool features, the central focus has been the privacy and security features.
The added security features are aimed at protecting data of iPhone and iPad users. The update promises to curb intruders from accessing private files on the device. Although, the new update pledges to keep hackers at bay, securing the device is entirely up to the user.
Devices Compatible With iOS 12
All iPhone and iPads that were compatible with iOS 11 can be easily upgraded to 2018’s iOS 12 release. Here is the list of devices that are compatible with iOS 12:
- iPhone: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max.
- iPad: iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th generation (2017), 9.7-inch iPad 6th generation (2018), 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation.
- iPod: iPod touch 6th generation.
With that in mind, here are the highlights of the new security-focused software update along with the instructions to enable these security features.
1. Keep It Updated!
In our busy lives, where a new notification pops up every minute, the notification for an update can be very easily missed. Thus the best idea is to enable automatic updates in iOS 12.
To enable the auto-update feature in iOS 12:
- Head to Settings.
- Select the General.
- Click on Software Update and turn on the option for Automatic Updates.
Once done, your device will be automatically updated whenever a new patch is released.