What is new in iOS 12.2 and should you update?


The beta version of iOS 12.2 has been tested since the release of January 4 this year. And now the stable version is available to download on any supported iOS device.

What new features it brings? And should you update? Read this post to get some info.

The new iOS 12.2 brings Apple’s new Apple New + subscription service, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from iOS device to Apple TV (meaning that you can control your Apple TV with Siri from your iOS devices), introduces four new Animoji ( giraffe, shark, boar, and owl), and includes a series of bug fixes and improvements.

The Apple News+, which is the start feature in the update, offers subscribers the access to over 300 magazines and several newspapers, which costs $9.99 a month. The Apple News+ editors will handpick top articles and magazine issues and users will get personalized recommendations on the topics. Note that currently Apple News+ is only available in U.S. and Canada and supports English and French.


The update also brings support for the recently released 2nd-generation AirPods. Other apps, like Safari, Apple Pay, and Apple Music, are enhanced with new improvements.

The iOS 12.2 update is available for all iOS 12 compatible devices, which include iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and the 6th generation of iPod Touch or later.

If you have decided to upgrade to the latest version of iOS 12, tap Settings > General > Software Update to get the update, which is a hefty 830 MB in size.

If you are not so desired for the new features in iOS 12.2, we still suggest you to wait for at least a week to see if there is any problem reported by other users. According to the early reports, some iOS 12.2 users have run into bugs and performance issues.

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