iOS 12.0.1 Update Released for iPhone & iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Oct 8, 2018 - 28 Comments

iOS 12.0.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The new small software update resolves multiple bugs present in the prior build and is thus recommended for all iPhone and iPad users who are running iOS 12.

iOS 12.0.1 fixes a variety of problems, including where the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were not charging properly when connected to a Lightning cable, an issue with iPhone XS models joining a slower wi-fi band, an iPad keyboard tweak for the “?123” key, an issue with Bluetooth becoming unavailable, and an issue with subtitles not appearing on some videos. Additionally, some security fixes appear to be included in the iOS 12.0.1 software update. The full release notes are included further below, along with direct download links for iOS 12.0.1 IPSW files.

How to Update to iOS 12.0.1

Most iPhone and iPad users will find that updating to iOS 12.0.1 is easiest with the Software Update mechanism on their devices.

Be sure to back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud and/or iTunes before installing any system software update.

  1. Back up your iPhone or iPad if you have not done so already
  2. Open the “Settings” app and go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
  3. Choose to ‘Download and Install’ when iOS 12.0.1 shows as available

iOS 12.0.1 update download

Installing any iOS software update requires the device to reboot.

Users can also update to iOS 12.0.1 by connecting an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and choosing to update software that way.

iOS 12.0.1 IPSW Download Links

Direct download links for iOS 12.0.1 firmware files are included below, each link points to the appropriate IPSW file on Apple servers.

Using IPSW files to update iOS requires iTunes and a computer, it is considered advanced but it’s not particularly complicated. Nonetheless the majority of iPhone and iPad users are better off using the built-in software update mechanism which is a simpler experience overall.

iOS 12.0.1 Release Notes

The release notes accompanying the iOS 12.0.1 download are as follows:

iOS 12.0.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad. This update: 

РFixes an issue where some iPhone XS devices do not immediately charge when connected to a Lightning cable 

РResolves an issue that could cause iPhone XS devices to rejoin a Wi-Fi network at 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz 

– Restores the original position of the “.?123” key on the iPad keyboard¬†

РFixes an issue where subtitles may not appear in some video apps 

РAddresses an issue where Bluetooth could become unavailable 

РFor information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

If you do not yet see the iOS 12.0.1 software update available yet, or the Software Update section is stuck on ‘checking for updates…’ try quitting and relaunching the Settings app.

Similarly, if you see an “Unable to Check for Update – An error occurred while checking for a software update” simply trying again momentarily typically resolves that issue.

When going to install the iOS 12.0.1 update you’ll have to agree to Terms and Conditions, which the iOS update process sometimes appears to freeze or get stuck on the “Terms and Conditions” agree / disagree screen. If that happens, force quit out of the Settings app and try again. You also may need to restart the iOS device before the Terms and Conditions screen will dismiss properly in some situations.

Stuck on Terms and Conditions with iOS update

If you have any particular experiences, comments, or thoughts about installing iOS 12.0.1 update on an iPhone or iPad, share them in the comments below.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Steveg says:

    I updated from ios11 to 12.1.1 on my iphone 8, ipad 6th gen and ipad pro 2nd gen that had the beta, with the pro i had to deleted the beta and reboot, then, the update showed up, took a long time but all is working fine.

  2. Steveg says:

    I updated from ios11 to 12 on my iphone 8, ipad 6th gen and ipad pro 2nd gen that had the beta, with the pro i had to deleted the beta and reboot, then, the update showed up, took a long time but all is working fine.

  3. LD says:

    Just wondering why these iOS update terms/conditions are delivered in Portuguese when my phone is set to English – when I google this, I see many such related posts so it’s not just a setting issue with my phone – and there is no option to switch the terms to English – appears as if we have to blindly just agree to whatever terms and conditions are actually written there….

  4. Louie says:

    Just found a weird bug on the iOS 12.0.1 keyboard. when using the spanish keyboard in portrait orientation, all the keys are moved. No problem in landscape, and no issue in both orientations using the default US english keyboard.

  5. James W Cowan says:

    I haven’t noted any of the new camera filters when I downloaded OS12 or any of the new emojis with 12.1 on my iPhone 6s plus.
    Are these features not supported on that phone?

  6. s s says:

    12.0.1 sucks, apple blood suckers

  7. Patrick McDonald says:

    Downloaded 12.0.1 last night and installed it on my iPad and iPhone. My iPad is now locked with a black screen. tried holding side buttons but nothing. Tried holding Home button with buttons on top right but nothing

    • divna says:

      Plug it in, maybe the battery ran down to 0 and won’t turn on? Charge it for a few hours. If it installed over night it may have ran down the battery. Then turn it on, force reboot, etc.

      If it’s “bricked” (won’t boot up at all) then you can try to restore it with DFU mode and iTunes on a computer.

  8. iMac convert says:

    Its only days ago iOS 12 was D/L’d and 3.34GB and already a small update. Yeah right, its 3.11GB!
    It’s costing a fortune in data. Not all have unlimited allowances.

    • dtin says:

      It’s only 70mb for me, if you are seeing a 3gb item then you are probably downloading all of iOS 12 rather than the iOS 12.0.1 update. Or maybe you’re getting the IPSW, which makes no sense for 99.99% of iOS users.

    • Louie says:

      Looks like you are skipping directly from iOS 11 to 12.0.1, otherwise it should be a much smaller update file.

  9. no way says:

    iOS12 is IMO the worst version ever, who is the idiot that makes the decisions to change SOP methods we have used for years? Once again SJ rolls in his grave at these atrocious decisions and changes.

    Apple when will you listen to the people buying and using your products?

  10. Jenn says:

    You erased about 90% of what was on my screen!!!! What kind of update is that????? How do I get back what you deleted???

    • Nope says:

      Jenn, no that did not happen, because you are reading a fan website. There is no possibility that anyone or anything on a fan website erased anything on your screen or deleted anything. You are reading a web site, which is text on a web page, in a web browser app, on your device or computer. A web browser on an iPhone or iPad can not erase or delete anything. Updates can fail, and and updates can be problematic, but that is unrelated to reading a web page.

      If you broke your device you should restore it from a backup. Maybe you deleted your apps or maybe you closed a web browser window. Who knows, but you do not make it clear. I can guarantee that ranting into a website comment section onto the open internet and throwing absurdities and wild claims out there is not related to your experience, though it’s possible some friendly internet person will offer you free tech support which is typically a paid information technology job that nobody aside from a paid worker is obligated to perform on your behalf. Maybe you could buy device insurance, you probably don’t expect a doctor to perform free services for you.

      Here’s something comparable: Jenn, you made me burn my bagel this morning!! What kind of bagel maker are you?? How do I get back a normal bagel that YOU burned?? Jenn, you made me stub my toe this morning!!! See that is equally illogical, as you are irrelevant to my breakfast just as much as a third party fan website is irrelevant to whatever your software update woes are.

      • Louie says:

        I guess she thought she was writing to Apple here, which is not the case as this is an independent website. Nonetheless, it looks like her apps may have been offloaded to make extra room for the install so she just needs to put them back on. Since iOS 11.4.1, I have been offered the option every time and declined it, but Jenn may have accepted it without knowing exactly what that meant. Offloading apps is not the same as deleting, in that user data related to those apps is preserved and will still be available once the offloaded apps are restored.

    • Louie says:

      You’re not addressing Apple here, this is an independent tech website. If you want to get in touch with apple, go to the support section on their own website.

      Now, as far as your screen, it looks like some of your apps might have been offloaded (which is not the same as deleting because offloading removes the app but preserves its related user data) to make room for the update. iOS has been offering the option before installing an update since iOS 11.4.1 and you may have accepted it without knowing exactly what it meant.

      If so, all you need to do is restore those apps.

  11. Geoff Stewart says:

    Apple’s updates are ALWAYS slow. Nothing new there !

  12. Alex says:

    So the iPhone XR will be iPhone11,8 ;)

  13. Faisal J. Aljameel says:

    Hi there,

    i have an iphone X, and i am an ios beta user, first i deleted the beta profile from my phone setting then i went to apple developer web site to delete my self from the developers program.
    then i opened settings,general, software update but i did not find the new software , i tried a lot but i had the same result .

    how i can update my phone over air ?
    is the link above is suitable for iphone x (gsm) ?

    thanks for ur understanding and excuse my weak english, its not my mother language ;)

    • John says:

      If you simply delete the iOS beta profile from the iPhone, then reboot the iPhone, you will find the normal software updates should show up as expected in Settings. That is what I did to get iOS 12.0.1 on my device.

      You don’t need to leave the developer program but you can do that too.

  14. Hicks says:

    Well I would be excited about the update, but now my iPad is stuck on “Preparing Update…” when trying to install iOS 12.0.1

    Indicative of what’s to come? More bugs? Maybe when the install process feels like a buggy beta, maybe it’s a good idea to punt on the installation of this update? Uh Oh, we’ll find out what happens next!!! I’m going for it, wish me luck. LOL!!!

    • Hicks says:

      OK now installing iOS 12.0.1 or rather attempting still…. it finally rebooted and now it’s stuck on the black Apple logo screen and it hasn’t moved at all. The progress bar doesn’t move…. yet at least. Getting a little nervous!

      For a 70mb update this iOS 12.0.1 is the slowest software update I have ever installed on iPad!

      Crossing my fingers, hoping it works!!!!!

      • Hicks says:

        OK finally the iPad rebooted itself again, three reboots in a row, no movement on the progress bar though, weird.

        And now it has finished installing iOS 12.0.1 but I can’t tell if it’s better yet. I will play with it and determine if there are changes yet.

        So if your update is SLOW then just WAIT… BECAUSE IT WILL COMPLETE! Now I have iOS 12.0.1 the best iOS 12 release Apple has ever made!!

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