iOS 12: What is it? When is it released? How can Apple users download it? Which iPhones does it work with?Â

Apple is about release its latest operating system for its mobile iPhones.Â

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th September 2018, 1:24 pm
Updated Monday, 17th September 2018, 2:28 pm
iOS 12 will be released today. Picture: PA
iOS 12 will be released today. Picture: PA

iOS 12 will be available to download at some point today (September 17). 

Here's all Apple users need to know: 

What is iOS 12? 

iOS 12 will be released today. Picture: PA

The twelfth major version of Apple's mobile operating system for its iPhones and iPads. 

Announced by the American tech giant last week - it will be available at some point today. 

It will be bringing a raft of new updates to your iPhone. 

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When will iOS 12 be released? 

It will be available for download at some point today - while Apple have not specified the exact time of release. 

However 9to5Mac website have reported that the tech giant has tended to release its new operating systems at 10am Pacific Time '“ which is 6pm GMT '“ so under six hours from now! 

What are the new features? 

There will be a raft of new features released with iOS 12 including speeding up your phone. 

On its website Apple says iOS has been '˜enhanced for a faster and more responsive experience all round'.

With things like the camera launching and typing with the keyboard, happening faster than ever. 

It will also group notifications together - so that any WhatsApp groups with very active messages will be compartmentalised. 

You will also be able to create an Animoji '“ the moving emoji's that were launched with iPhone X '“ of yourself called a Memoji and you can send it to your friends by iMessage. 

New feature screen time will let parents manage the time their kids use their phones for. 

What iPhones will it be compatible with? 

iOS 12 will work on most Apple devices launched since 2015. 

Here's the full list:

- iPhone Xs and Xs Max, iPhone Xr

- iPhone X

- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

- iPhone 6S and 6S Plus iPhone SE

- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

- iPhone 5S iPad Pro (9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and both generations of 12.9-inch) iPad (2018) iPad (fifth-gen)

- iPad Air and iPad Air 2 iPad mini 2, 3, and 4 iPod Touch (sixth-gen)

How to download iOS 12? 

Once the operating system has been released, go onto settings - tap general and then tap on software update. 

When the update appears, tap download and install '“ you will then be asked for your Apple ID and Apple ID password. 

Tap agree to the Terms and Conditions and then tap agree.