How To Install iOS 12.2 Update On iPhone/iPad

Yesterday, Apple officially released iOS 12.2 update for supported iPhone/iPad devices. The iOS 12.2 update comes with patch fixes that existed in iOS 12.1.4 version. So, it’s the version that you should update now. While this update does not have new features, it can get rid of a major Group FaceTime bug, which is the major reason you should upgrade.

In this post, we’ll show you how to install iOS 12.2 version without losing any data through upgrading directly from your iPhone or by connecting it to a computer using iTunes.

The iOS 12.2 update process will take about 5-30 minute, depending on your Internet connection. You need a fast and stable Wi-Fi and your phone’s battery needs to be at 50% or higher. There is a chance it can be some download or installation problems, so you should still give it more time.

Steps to Download and Install iOS 12.2

You don’t have to wait for or an alert to know when you can install iOS 12.2 update. You can easily download & install iOS 12.2 on your iOS device by checking for updates. If the iOS download is slow or won’t start, you should then restart your iPhone/iPad to fix that issue.

Once your iPhone/iPad charged to at least 50% and connected your device to a Wi-Fi network, here is what to do to install iOS 12.2 update.

Make sure to make an iCloud backup or iTunes backup before proceeding. On your iPhone/iPad, head to Settings -> Tap on your iCloud -> Scroll down and select iCloud Backup. From there, make sure the Last successful backup time and date is on the latest day.

  1. Now, tap on General.
  2. Select Software Update.
  3. Tap Learn More to read more about this update.
  4. Or tap on Download and Install to get started.


  1. Enter your passcode when prompted
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
  4. Once done, simply tap on Install.

During this process, you can still use your device until the installation begins. Your iPhone/iPad might restart two, or three times, and then you simply complete the setup.

All you need is to enter your Apple ID password to complete any setup steps. If you want to reset your Apple ID password, you can visit

Also see: How to fix cellular network errors on iPhone XS Max after iOS 12.1.4.update

Steps to Install iOS 12.2 update with iTunes

If you are an advanced user and you don’t like downloading and installing the update over the air, you can use iTunes to make a clean iOS 12.2 installation. It’s more reliable on the first day of a major update, and you can find the update before your iOS device realizes it.

Simply, plug your iPhone into the computer with the help of a Lightning cable. If you are prompted to trust the computer, simply tap on Trust on your phone. You might see a popup telling you that you can now install iOS 12.2. If it’s not, here’s what to do.


  1. Click on your device icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Select Check for Update.
  3. Click on Download and Update.
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  5. Enter your phone passcode if necessary.

Although it’s slower than installing iOS 12.2 directly on your iPhone, it could fix some problems that existed on the previous version running on your iPhone.


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