Skipping iOS 12.2

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by AMSOS, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. AMSOS macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    My 8 is currently on version 12.1.4 and I have a 12.2 update pending.

    What happens if I skip this and wait till they release 12.3? Will the phone first download the entire 12.2 update and then the 12.3?

    Or, will it only download relevant files from 12.2 and go straight to the 12.3 download?

    In general, is there a difference if, say, you upgrade to every version, or when you upgrade by skipping a few version in between?

  2. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    It will download the latest version that’s out, which will be 12.3.

    It will be like any other update.
  3. internetrando macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2018
    As stated above me - it will download whatever it needs to perform the update to 12.3.

    I regret having updated to 12.2. I wish I could go back to 12.1.4. Oh well.
  4. AMSOS thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Sure, but will that include all the changes made to previous updates, e.g. 12.2?
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    Interesting. Why do you say that?
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yes, each version has what previous versions have plus fixes/changes/additions that the new version introduces.
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    I skipped iOS 10, iOS 11, and so far...iOS 12. If I updated my phone from where it is now (which I have zero plans on doing) I'd get the latest version of iOS 12
  7. AMSOS thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Interesting! And you're not worried about not getting regular security updates?
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    So, then I have a related question - how come the file size of the downloads is similar? If it's cumulative the size will just keep increasing with every update.
  8. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    non sequitur

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