The iOS 12.2 update is Apple’s next major upgrade. The iOS 12.2 release date is still a mystery, but we expect it to land sometime in early 2019 as Apple works to deliver new features, fix bugs and patch up security issues.
Apple recently released its first iOS 12.2 beta and the release is available for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models enrolled in Apple’s beta programs.
iOS 12.2 is a milestone upgrade which means it will likely be much bigger than the current version of iOS, iOS 12.1.3. Milestone upgrades always blend features, fixes and patches and iOS 12.2 looks like it will deliver just that.
Beta testers have discovered Apple News support for Canada and the list of new features could grow as the update makes progress in testing.
iOS 12.2 Release Date
Apple hasn’t laid out a release plan for the iOS 12.2 update. iOS updates typically stay in beta for several weeks of testing so iOS 12.2 probably won’t roll out in January or early February.
Apple typically hosts a spring media event in March. And with hardware rumored for the first half of the year, there’s a good chance iOS 12.2 accompanies these new products to shelves.
With the iOS 12.2 release date on the horizon, it’s a great time to start preparing yourself, and your device, for its release. In this guide we’ll outline some tips and tricks that could come in handy as we close in on the release of what will likely be the next version of iOS 12.
How to Prepare for the iOS 12.2 Release Date
The iOS 12.2 release date is unknown, 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 12.2.
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 12.2 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 12.2 release date.