Latest iOS: iOS 18 Release Date

The new models and versions of the iPhone are one of the awaited items every year, and why not? Latest iOS and the Apple have premium segment. People always want to buy the latest and upgraded technology. Not only this, but the updated versions of the iPhone’s operating system also get popular among the users and they wait for the latest operating systems as well. Now, the wait is over as iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are right here. Back in June 2024, Apple has introduced a latest version of its operating system. After this, on September 2024, made an announcement about four iPhone 15 models, new iPads, new apple watches series 8 and much more. Download the latest operating system for free now and get access to upgrades for facetime message and other features.

The Apple company’s virtual worldwide developer updates Apple iOS 18. It was under developer beta and then public beta. The new operating system released iOS 18 after releasing iOS 17.2, it was about the security updated issues and also brought various features to the iPhone.

iOS 18
iOS 18

iOS 18 Release date

In the start, Apple announced revealing iOS 18 at an annual worldwide developers conference on September 7,2024. Firstly, the developers tested it and then it got public on 20 September, and everyone could access it by downloading it.

On September 14, at the iPhone 15 event, the developers declared that iOS 18 would be accessible to download on September 20 and anyone can have it on their phone soon.

Is your Phone compatible?

The users with older iPhone versions must be thinking about whether they can enjoy the latest iOS version or not. So, if you have iPhone 6S ( 2015 )or newer then your device has made the grade, but don’t forget some features like portrait view on facetime, live text, augmented reality, spatial audio, and others are available on iPhones powered by A12 bionic chip and newers which means iphone XS to get the updates version.

iOS 18
iOS 18

iOS Upgraded Features

Here are some of the prominent and useful updates features of iOS 18. Have a look at them, it will urge you to have it.

  1. FaceTime upgrades

Spatial audio is there to make people’s voices appear so that the voices in the video call may sound like they are coming from where the person is sitting. It will make your video chat natural and life-like. It introduced microphone modes that separate the person’s vocal from the background voice. Facetime has similar viewing options like zoom and you can see your participant in a grid view to enable you to see more faces in one video plus, share your calls supported by google android and Microsoft Windows devices.

  1. iMessages sharing feature

iOS 18 developers have added upgraded iMessages sharing features that presumes a tremendous look of received photos, news and playlist, like if you receive multiple photos through iMessages, it will appear as a dynamic collage formation, so you can swipe through them or tap through to view a bunch of photos at the same time.

You will find news articles and playlists in a shared with you tab in news and apple sharing app.

iOS 18
iOS 18
  1. Apple Maps Update

Now the upgraded apple maps are full of elevation data, road colors, driving directions, 3D landmarks, and impressive night mode as well. Not only this, but updated features have enhanced details in a 3D view for cities, commercial district, neighborhood, buildings, etc. it is worth useable for pedestrians as the latest augmented reality feature give you an idea about nearby building in the area and with the help of iphone camera, you can choose the precise position for correct walking directions. Travelers can find nearby stations and can pin their favorite lines using transit navigation.

New walking directions also use augmented reality. Its updated feature generates accurate positions to deliver the details regarding directions using the camera.

Wallet App

Wallet app in iOS 18 supports various keys like home, office, corporate, and hotel rooms keys cards as well. The advanced wallet app also supports car keys in which you can lock, unlock and start your car without taking out your iPhone.

Early in 2024, it enables the US participants to add their driving license and state id in the wallet app. According to the developers, the transportation security administration is working on the airport security checkpoints. Plus, Apple might use facial recognition selfie to authenticate your digital ID card by adding them to your wallet app.


iOS 17 gives the latest design to Safari. The controllers are available on the bottom of the screen so that anyone can use them single handedly. A new compact tab bar appears at the bottom making it easy to swipe from tabs for the users and also contains a smart search field. The users can save theri tabs in a folder with group tabs and can pass through the iphone, ipad and mac. Plus, overview grid view is also available.

Updated iOS safari’s features brings multiple privacy protection features like intelligent tracking prevention that prevent the hackers from stealing your profile using your IP address, plus, it itself upgrades the sites that supports HTTPS from unsafe HTTP.

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iOS 18

How to install iOS 18?

Before installing simply Back up your phone via iCloud.

Go to settings

  • Click on your name at the top and then click on iCloud.
  • Go down and search for iCloud backup and enable it if it is not ready.
  • If it is already ON, click backup now.
  • You can also toggle those things that you don’t want to backup.
  • Install it now

Before starting, plug your iPhone into a charger as these heavy updates may consume a lot of battery while processing. Your device must be connected to WIFI unless you are using a computer for this.

Go to settings, click on general and then click software update.

See iOS 18 and then press download and install. When it is done, now it’s time to install it. Your phone will start updating. After completing the process, your device will restart. Then you are done! The whole process is little time consuming so try to do it when you are not using your phone for something important.

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