iOS 12.3.2 Released for iPhone 8 Plus

Jun 10, 2019 - 7 Comments

iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has released iOS 12.3.2 for iPhone 8 Plus. The limited iOS software update appears to resolve an issue where sometimes iPhone 8 Plus would take portrait mode photos but without the software depth effect which blurs the background of the image.

If you do not have iPhone 8 Plus, the iOS 12.3.2 update will not be available to you (yet, anyway).

iPhone 8 Plus users can find and download the iOS 12.3.2 update from the Software Update section of the Settings app on their devices.

As usual it’s a good idea to backup the iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before beginning any software update.

The brief release notes accompanying the download for iOS 12.3.2 are as follows:

“iOS 12.3.2 resolves an issue that could cause Camera to capture Portrait mode photos without depth effect on some iPhone 8 Plus devices.”

iOS 12.3.2 IPSW firmware for iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus users can also install the update by using IPSW if desired, the link below downloads the firmware file directly from Apple servers:

The most recent final stable build of iOS for most iPhone and iPad devices is currently iOS 12.3.1.

Separately, iOS 12.4 remains in active beta testing as well.

Meanwhile, iOS 13 is under active beta development and will be released to the general public this fall.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News


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  1. Frey says:

    If you have the problem that you want to transition from an iPhone 8 Plus to another one with only 12.3.1 on it, just follow the downgrade instructions to 12.3.1 here on OS X Daily (it’s easy, just one step more than with a traditional update via iTunes) for your iPhone 8 Plus (do a backup before of course, should go without saying), then if that’s successful, back it up again and then you can restore it to any iPhone currently running 12.3.1:

  2. Menno Mulder says:

    I have the same problem. 8lpus and bought an XR…. paid €867 and now I have a brand new XR which I cannot f###ing use. Excuse my language but I am so very mad at Apple. Apple support only says sorry but we cannot help you, just have to be patient. But for how long then? A few days, weeks, months…….????? They should have told every retailer to warn people with an 8plus wanting to buy a new IPhone. Thanks Apple, you know how to please your long time customer!!!!

  3. Jenni says:

    My 8 plus is running iOS 12.3.2 – I have just upgraded phones to an X-RAY which will only update to 12.3.1 which means I cannot transfer my data to the new phone because the 8 plus backup is using a later iOS than the phone I’m trying to restore it too. Apple support was no help and basically told me I’d have to wait for an iOS update! So I have a brand new phone sitting on my bench doing nothing! Im glad to see I’m not the only one affected K Hunn!

  4. K Hunn says:

    I cannot upgrade my 8 plus to an XR until the next update is released because of the 12.3.2 release to iPhone 8 Plus only. This is extremely frustrating and seems to me not well planned or even thought out on Apple’s end. I can only hope the update is soon!

  5. Dave Longland says:

    Am wanting to set up an iPhone 8+ from a iPhone 6s back up. Problem is the 8+ is running iOS 12.3.2 whilst the 6s is on 12.3.1 & won’t update to 12.3.2 :
    Any tips greatly appreciated. Cheers D

    • Derien says:

      Backup the iPhone 6s, then when you are setting up the iPhone 8 Plus as new, choose the iPhone 6s backup. It should work fine.

  6. Kim Shapley says:

    But for those of us that upgraded, and now find that we need to replace our phone with something that CANNOT be updated to 12.3.2 (such as 12.3.1 on an iPhone XSMax). APPLE, STUPIDLY didn’t test THIS scenario. So I CANNOT update my new Phone.
    BLIND Freddy saw that one, but apparently not Apple. Way to go Apple. One more straw towards Android.

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