Learn how to check the software version and how to update the software with Apple iOS 12.

 

 

Check software version

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Review the software version field.

 

Enable automatic updates

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Tap the switch to enable Automatic Updates. Updates will download overnight while connected to Wi-Fi and a charger.

 

Check Carrier Settings version

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Review the Carrier field.

 

Current & past software versions

Current versions

Your software is up to date and no updates are available. This page is updated if and when new software is available.

iOS 12.4.5 / Carrier 36.0.2

 

Previous versions

Your phone can update to the latest software version if you meet the requirements. You may be prompted to update automatically (OTA) or you can now via manual software update.

iOS 12.4.4 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: December 10, 2019
  • Includes important security updates

 

iOS 12.4.3 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: October 28, 2019
  • Includes important security updates

 

iOS 12.4.2 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: September 26, 2019
  • Includes improvements and provides important security updates

 

iOS 12.4.1 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: August 26, 2019
  • Provides important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users

 

iOS 12.4 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: July 22, 2019
  • iPhone migration - Introduces the ability to wirelessly transfer data and migrate directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone during setup
  • Apple News:
    • Makes downloaded issues accessible in the My Magazines section, both online and offline
    • Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
    • Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues by selecting History > Clear > Clear All
  • Other improvements and fixes - Includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch and re-enables Walkie-Talkie functionality
  • HomePod support in Japan and Taiwan - This release also includes support for HomePod in Japan and Taiwan

 

iOS 12.3.2 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: June 10, 2019 (For the iPhone 8 Plus ONLY)
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Camera to capture Portrait mode photos without depth effect on some iPhone 8 Plus devices

 

iOS 12.3.1 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: May 24, 2019
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  • Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

 

iOS 12.3 / Carrier 36.0.2

  • Released: May 13, 2019
  • Includes support for AirPlay 2-enabled TV’s and features a redesigned Apple TV app
  • Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view
  • Apple Music’s For You tab now updates multiple times a day suggesting music based on themes like genres, artists, and moods you love
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video, or changing volume on supported receivers
  • Addresses an issue that could cause calls made using Wi-Fi calling to drop
  • Fixes an issue where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car’s display

 

iOS 12.2 / Carrier 36

  • Released: March 25, 2019
  • Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, “Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV”
  • Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch
  • Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls
  • Screen Time downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week
  • Safari website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill
  • Support for new AirPods (2nd generation)

 

iOS 12.1.4 / Carrier 35.0.1

  • Released: February 7, 2019
  • Fixes an issue in Group Facetime that allowed the initiator of a call to make the recipient answer

 

iOS 12.1.3 / Carrier 35.0.1

  • Released: January 22, 2019
  • Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view
  • Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet
  • Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion when using external audio input devices on iPad Pro (2018)

 

iOS 12.1.2 / Carrier 35

  • Released: December 18, 2018
  • Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
  • Fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
  • Addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

 

iOS 12.1.1 / Carrier 35

  • Released: December 5, 2018
  • Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
  • One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
  • Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
  • The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation

 

iOS 12.1 / Carrier 34

  • Released: October 30, 2018
  • Adds additional features to FaceTime, like Groups, Automatic detection of active speakers, and Messages integration
  • Adds 70 new emojis
  • Turns on eSIM support for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

 

iOS 12.0.1 / Carrier 33

  • Released: October 8, 2018
  • Fixes an issue where some iPhone XS devices did not immediately charge when connected to a Lightning cable
  • Resolves an issue that could cause iPhone XS devices to rejoin a Wi-Fi network at 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz
  • Restores the original position of the ".?123" key on the iPad keyboard
  • Fixes an issue where subtitles may not appear in some video apps
  • Addresses an issue where Bluetooth could become unavailable

 

iOS 12 / Carrier 33

  • Released: September 17, 2018
  • Faster and more responsive experience all around
  • FaceTime with up to 32 people at once
  • Manage your notifications in real time from the Lock screen, sending notifications from a specific app to Notification Center or turning them off altogether
  • Siri can now intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them

 

Other versions

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

Perform automatic update (OTA)

This software update will be pushed to your phone. Your phone will notify you when it is ready to update. If your phone has not received an OTA message, see manual software update below.

 

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notifications.
  2. Tap the software update notification.
  3. Verify that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap Download.
  5. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Perform manual update

From phone

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  3. Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. If an update is available, tap Download.
  5. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Update Carrier Settings from phone

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  3. If a 'Carrier Settings Update' is available, you will receive a pop-up notification.
  4. Tap Update.

 

From computer

  1. Connect iPhone to the computer using the included USB cable.
  2. After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
  3. Click Check for Update in the Summary pane.
  4. If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update.
  5. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished. iTunes checks for both carrier and software updates.

 

Software update requirements

You must meet the following requirements before updating to the current software version:

  • Apple iPhone 5s / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / SE / 8 / 8 Plus / X / XS / XS Max / XR and iPad 9.7" / Air / Air 2 / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4 / Pro / Pro 10.5" / Pro 12.9"
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • ~1 GB available memory (File size of update is ~0.85 GB). Carrier Settings updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.
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