iOS 12.4 now GA

Hi all,

Today the next release of iOS 12.x GA’ed.  It is a small release on the road to 13.  Bu the release notes are below.

As always, I used iTunes to do the upgrade rather than over the air so that I get an encrypted backup with ALL of the data on my iPhone rather than a subset (which is what happens over the air).

I did an update of an iPhone 8, and a iPad Pro 10.5.  I had no issues with either.

Information on this and other releases – link – from Tidbits
Info on this release – link – from iMore

Update – 7/23/19 – I learned there is a bunch of important security updates in this release so move quicker to it than you might otherwise. More info can be found in this article.

Release Notes:

iOS 12.4 introduces iPhone migration to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone, includes enhancements to Apple News+ and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. This update:

iPhone migration
• Introduces the ability to wirelessly transfer data and migrate directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone during setup

Apple News
• Makes downloaded issues accessible in the My Magazines section, both online and offline
• Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
• Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues by selecting History > Clear > Clear All

Other improvements and fixes
• Includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch and re-enables Walkie-Talkie functionality

This release also includes support for HomePod in Japan and Taiwan.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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