Top 16 Most Common iOS 12 Problems and Solutions

Some people have gradually found some iOS 12 problems after trying the new beta version. Here in this guide, we’ve collected 16 most common iOS 12 issues people may meet, and listed the potential fixes to solve these issues.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jul. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 15, 2018
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iOS 12, the next new mobile operating system for iPhone & iPad, was announced at WWDC 2018 on 4 June by Apple Inc.. Along with iOS 12 are some new and brilliant features. It makes your iPhone & iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful, like launching apps, typing with the keyboards. The new iOS 12 allows users to FaceTime with up to 32 people at once, to create a Memoji just matching your own personality, to help you better understand how you and your kids use your devices with new feature Screen Time, and so much more.

The official launch is in this autumn, but Apple Inc. provides a beta version for developers and public. Many people have already joined the developer or pubic program to try out the new operating system, iOS 12, but following the update are some problems.

Actually, each time updating a new Apple mobile operating system could bring about many bugs, and some of these bugs are very common. Here, we have collected kinds of iOS 12 update problems people recently complained about, including can’t update to iOS 12, App Store not working, alarm not working, battery fast draining and device overheating, cellular data not working, etc. And we also list some potential solutions below to help you easily fix these iOS 12 issues. Just keep reading to have a further understanding of iOS 12 problems and how to fix them.

Related Reading: 38 Common iOS 11 Update Problems and Quick Fixes

1. iOS 12 Problem: Unable to Check for Update

The most common iOS 12 issue when you try to update your iPhone or iPad is unable to check for update. This iOS update issue arises almost each time when a new Apple mobile system is released. Users on Twitter complained that his iPhone had been stuck trying to update to 11.0.3. And this time, this bug still exists in iOS 12 beta version. When users prepare to update to iOS 12 beta version, they usually go to Settings but find that there is no update notice or saying a message “Unable to Check for Update. An error occurred while checking for a software update”.

Potential Solutions:

To get more details and methods to fix the iOS unable to check for update issue, simply refer to: How to Fix Unable to Check for Update iOS 12/11 /10 on iPhone iPad >

2. iOS 12 Issue: Can’t Download iOS 12

With so many brilliant features, Apple users tend to download iOS 12 beta version the minute it is released, but some on Reddit complain that they just cannot download iOS 12 on their iPhone or iPad. In fact, this iOS update problem has already been noticed when people updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 11. Following are some solutions to solve this iOS 12 issue.

Potential Solutions:

For more solutions to fix the iPhone or iPad can’t download iOS 12 or unable to install iOS 12 problem, refer to this guide: Why Won’t My iPhone/iPad Update to iOS 12 >

3. iOS 12 Issue: Software Update Failed iOS 12

Almost each time updating a new iOS version, there is always a Software Update Failed bug. Users have already found that in the beta version of iOS 12, the same problem also exists. Here, we list some basic tips to solve this iOS 12 bugs.

Potential Solutions:

View these solutions in details, you can check the full guide: How to Fix iOS 12/11 Software Update Failed Error on iPhone iPad >

4. iOS 12 Unable to Verify Update

Actually, in the last iOS 11 version, users have already found an Unable to Verify Update problem and complained much on Twitter. And this issue has also emerged when users updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version over the air. Usually, it takes a few minutes to finish the verifying process, but sometimes, the iPhone or iPad may stuck on the “Verifying Update…” screen. How to fix this iOS 12 issue? Below are some general tips.

iOS 12 Unable to Verify Update

iOS 12 Unable to Verify Update

Potential Solutions:

To get more solutions for fixing iOS 12 unable to verify update issue, please refer to this guide: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Verifying Update When Upgrading to iOS 12/11 >

5. Unable to Upgrade. An Error Occurred Installing iOS 12

Since Apple Inc. announced iOS 12 beta version in June, many people have upgraded their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version to enjoy the new features, but some problems emerged. One of these iOS 12 update issues is unable to upgrade. Users on Reddit report that they cannot install an iOS 12 developer profile. There is a message showing on the screen “Profile Installation Failed” or “Unable to Upgrade. An error occurred installing iOS 12”, or “Software Update Failed. An error occurred installing iOS 12”.

Unable to Upgrade. An Error Occurred Installing iOS 12

Unable to Upgrade. An Error Occurred Installing iOS 12

Potential Solutions:

You can also refer to this guide to get more methods: How to Fix: An Error Occurred Installing iOS 12/11 >

6. iOS 12 Issue: Battery Fast Draining and Device Overheating

Nearly any iOS update comes with battery draining and device overheating issue. This iOS 12 beta version could not avoid this update problem, either. According to a user’s report on Reddit, after he updated his iPhone X to iOS 12 beta 3, his iPhone X became almost unusable due to extremely short battery life and over heating. Many other users also complained about this iOS 12 issue. Generally speaking, this problem can be solved in the next iOS 12 official version.

iOS 12 Issue: Battery Fast Draining and Device Overheating

iOS 12 Issue: Battery Fast Draining and Device Overheating

Potential Solutions:

If these 3 solutions fail to fix the iOS 12 device overheating issue, refer to this tutorial to try more solutions: 6 Common Tips to Fix Android Battery Drains Too Fast >

7. iOS 12 Issue: App Store Not Working

A common problem users have been experiencing is App Store Not Working. Actually, this problem contains App Store not uploading, App Store unable to download apps, App Store search not working, etc. There are some basic fixes to solve this “App Store not working” iOS 12 update problem.

 iOS 12 Issue: App Store Not Working

iOS 12 Issue: App Store Not Working

Potential Solutions:

View the details of each step to fix App Store not working issue, please refer to this guide: How to Fix App Store Not Working in iOS 12/11 >

8. iOS 12 Bug: Alarm Not Working

It is annoying to get up and find yourself been late only because your alarm isn’t ringing. Many Apple users report on Reddit that after they update their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version, their Alarm app on iPhone or iPad is not working since then. Generally, you can restart or force reboot your iPhone or iPad to see if the alarms go normal. If it doesn’t work, there are other ways to fix this iOS 12 bug.

 iOS 12 Bug: Alarm Not Working

iOS 12 Bug: Alarm Not Working

Potential Solutions:

You can refer to this tutorial: Fix iPhone Alarm Not Working in iOS 12/11/10 to get more.

9. iOS 12 Problem: Cellular Data Not Working

Some users on Reddit have noticed that their Cellular Data is not working after they updated to iOS 12. This problem is not specific to any particular model of iPhone but most iOS 12 beta users have encountered. Just try to turn Cellular Data off and on to see if it goes well. If not, you can try the below basic tips we offer to solve this iOS 12 problem.

Potential Solutions:

To find more solutions to fix iOS 12 cellular data not working problem: How to Fix Issues of Cellular Data Not Working After iOS 12/11 Update >

10. iOS 12: AirDrop Not Working

We have heard some users report that when they update their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version, the AirDrop is not working at all. They cannot transfer contents from their iPhone or iPad to other devices. How to solve this iOS 12 update bug? Below are some quick tips to help you.

Potential Solutions:

View these solutions in details, please check the full guide: How to Fix AirDrop Not Working on iPhone/iPad >

11. iOS 12 Bluetooth Issues

Some iPhone or iPad users are suffering from “Bluetooth always on” iOS 12 problem after they update their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12. They have found that in the iOS 12 beta version, the Bluetooth is always on or it turns on automatically by itself even being toggled off from the Control Center.

Potential Solutions:

Here are more possible solutions to fix iOS 12 bluetooth issue: 9 Tips to Fix Bluetooth on iPhone iPad Not Working in iOS 12/11 >

12. iOS 12: Camera Not Working Bug

iOS 12 comes with the newest and most advanced camera effects. Users can add personality to Messages and FaceTime directly from the in-app camera. However, after people updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version to enjoy the new camera, they found a camera bug. The camera is not working and always shows a black screen after people turn on it. So, how to fix this camera not working bug? Below are some quick fixes.

iOS 12: Camera Not Working Bug

iOS 12: Camera Not Working Bug

Potential Solutions:

For more details to work around the iOS 12 camera not working issue, refer to this full guide: How to Fix “iPhone Camera Not Working” in iOS 12/11 >

13. iOS 12: Flashlight Not Working Problem

After updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 beta version, people have found that the flashlight is not working. Users report that the flashlight grays out in Control Center, the flash is not working when taking photos, or the LED flash is not working. In fact, this flashlight bug has appeared when updating to iOS 11. So don’t be worried. There are some simple methods to solve the flashlight not working issue after iOS 12 update.

Potential Solutions:

To fix the iOS 12 flashlight not working error, you can follow this guide to get more fixes: How to Fix “iPhone Flashlight Not Working”in iOS 12/11 >

14. iOS 12 iMessage Bug

People on Reddit complained their iMessage not working after updating to iOS 12. Some users said iMessage could not detect the phone number, couldn’t deliver or receive messages, wouldn’t activate at all or couldn’t sign into iMessage with their Apple ID. How to fix the iOS 12 iMessage bug? Here are some basic tips to solve this problem.

iOS 12 iMessage Bug

iOS 12 iMessage Bug

Potential Solutions:

To learn more about iOS 12 iMessage problems and solutions, simply visit this full guide: How to Fix iMessage/Message Not Working on iOS 12/11 >

15. iOS 12 Apps Crashing or Quitting Constantly

This is a very big bug on iOS 12. Many iPhone iPad user have complained that their apps freezing or quitting constantly while using. This problem could arise due to various reasons. When your app needs an update or the latest iOS is not compatible with the app, this issue may come out. Below are some solutions to overcome iOS 12 apps freezing and crashing.

 iOS 12 Apps Crashing or Quitting Constantly

iOS 12 Apps Crashing or Quitting Constantly

Potential Solutions:

We have more information in this article: How to Fix: Apps Crashing or Quitting Error on iPhone iPad >

16. iOS 12 Wi-Fi Problem

Wi-Fi not working, can’t connect to Wi-Fi network, Wi-Fi keeps dropping, Wi-Fi settings greyed out, etc. are some of the common issues while trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network on iOS 12 devices. And here are a few methods to fix these Wi-Fi problems with iOS 12:

iOS 12 Wi-Fi Problem

iOS 12 Wi-Fi Problem

For more iOS 12 Wi-Fi related issues, here is a practical post for you: iOS 12/11/10 Wi-Fi Problems and Quick Fixes >

The Bottom Line

So far, we have collected these 16 problems, and we will still try our best to discover other iOS 12 problems as soon as they pop up, and give you some useful solutions. In fact, if iOS 12 updating still troubles you, you can always reset your iPhone or iPad to factory settings. But make sure to backup all your data before the factory resetting. If you unfortunately lose all your data after factory resetting, you can try PhoneRescue for iOS to help you recover your crucial data.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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