iPhone 12 is coming. Here are 3 ways to prepare your phone now

Prepare for the iPhone 12 now, as an alternative of ready till the final minute. 

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It is October, and Apple’s getting into uncharted territory with out having introduced a brand new iPhone by now. Sometimes Apple proclaims new iPhone fashions in September, however this yr, issues are completely different. We now count on Apple to announce the iPhone 12 on Oct. 13 or Oct. 14 (here’s why). The delay is not actually a shock, as Apple has said this year’s release date goes to be a number of weeks later than normal. 

Present rumors point to several new iPhone 12 models, possibly even an iPhone 12 Mini, with a brand new design (a darkish blue shade?), 5G connectivity and improved efficiency. 

With this yr’s launch inching nearer, it isn’t too early to arrange your telephone now when you plan to improve. Beneath are some steps you possibly can, and may, take at this time to prepare for iPhone 12, or any new iPhone. 

Triage your apps and photographs

This is not a enjoyable activity, I admit, however it’s a mandatory one. Sit down and undergo all the apps put in in your telephone, deleting the apps you no longer use. Then, undergo the Photographs app and delete all the random screenshots, photographs and movies you’ve got held onto for no motive. 

Your iPhone will really feel much less cluttered and you will release cupboard space and, in flip, scale back the quantity of area you will have to again up your telephone. One other profit is that it’s going to take much less time to revive your new iPhone if you’re setting it up. 

Do away with the litter. 

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Make certain your telephone is often backed up

It is easy to disregard the messages letting you already know you are out of iCloud cupboard space and that your telephone is not being backed up, however you will want you had a backup plan when it comes time to modify telephones. 

For those who’re out of iCloud cupboard space, you’ve a number of choices: Pay for extra storage, change what will get backed up or use your laptop to create a backup. 

We’ve a guide that walks you through all of those iPhone backup options, together with the professionals and cons of every choice. 

Do not wait in your new iPhone to point out up earlier than tackling backups. For those who’re like me, you will get impatient and arrange your telephone with out restoring it, inflicting complications and costing you extra time ultimately. 


The iPhone 12 will certainly launch with iOS 14 already put in. 

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A part of an improve program? Examine your standing

For those who’re utilizing an improve program from Apple or your provider, it is a good suggestion to test what number of funds you’ve left earlier than you are eligible to improve your iPhone. 

I bought an iPhone 11 Professional Max on launch day by way of Apple’s improve program, and I am already eligible to improve as a result of I’ve made the required 12 month-to-month gadget funds. With the iPhone 12 launching a number of weeks later than regular, you could be in the identical scenario. 

For those who purchased your telephone from a provider on a fee plan, sign up to your account or name buyer assist to test your eligibility. For those who purchased your telephone by way of Apple’s improve program, you need to use the Apple Store app in your telephone to test your standing. 

Relying on if you upgraded to your present iPhone, you could have to make one other fee (or extra) earlier than you possibly can improve. Figuring out what that quantity is now will aid you price range for the upcoming improve. 

The brand new iPhone will launch with iOS 14 There are plenty of new and exciting features within the replace that may also make its official debut this fall. My private favourite to date? The redesigned house display screen, complete with widgets.

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