iOS 12

twelfth major release of the iOS mobile operating system

iOS 12 is the twelfth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc., being the successor to iOS 11. It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4, 2018, and was released on September 17, 2018. It was succeeded by iOS 13 on September 19, 2019.

iOS 12
Part of the iOS family
IOS 12 logo.svg
Apple Inc.
WebsiteiOS 12 - Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived September 9, 2019)
Initial releaseSeptember 17, 2018 [info]
Preceded byiOS 11



Performance changes were made to speed up tasks across supported iOS devices.[1] Tests done by Apple on an iPhone 6 Plus showed that apps launched 40 percent faster, the keyboard activated 50 percent faster, and the camera app opened 70 percent faster.[2]

Screen TimeEdit

The new feature allows users to check how long they are using their devices for and what they were doing.[3]


  1. "iOS 12 on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Mini 2: It's actually faster!". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  2. "The 17 biggest new features coming to the iPhone with iOS 12". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  3. Cipriani, Jason. "iOS 12: Getting to know Screen Time and stronger parental controls". CNET.