Apple iOS 12 Golden Master (GM) released

Apple iOS 12 Golden Master (GM) released

Apple has released the Golden Master (GM) build for iOS 12, along with GM builds for watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and Beta 11 of macOS 10.14 Mojave. These releases follow the unveiling of Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup.

With the final build of iOS 12 expected to arrive on September 17th, the GM build is all but finalized by Apple bringing all the features and improvements you can expect from the final release. Developers will get one last run through iOS 12 before it reaches the public to ensure the platform is ready for iOS hardware and apps.

The official changelog Apple has released for iOS 12 GM is as follows:

Download iOS 12 Golden Master (GM)

Registered developers can download the golden master build for iOS 12 right now by heading to and as we mentioned above, the public will soon get their hands on the final build when it is released later this month.

If you already have the beta version installed, you can check for the OTA update directly on your device by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.

How to install iOS 12 Golden Master without a Developer Account

The Golden Master build of iOS 12 is reserved for developers registered in Apple's beta program. However, those eager to test out this near final release of iOS 12 can do so by following the steps below.

Keep in mind that this isnt an official method of installing iOS 12, and we recommend that users should wait until the public release to try out iOS 12. If you are willing to risk installing the update keep reading.

Step 1) Open Safari on the device you want to install iOS 12 GM and go to

Step 2) You should receive a popup where you can select 'iPhone' to begin the process of installing the update profile on your device. If you dont see a prompt, scroll down and select iPhone/iPad Profile.

Step 3) You will be taken to an 'Install Profile' screen, from which you can select 'Install' on the top corner. Once installation is complete, your device will automatically reboot. This is a normal part of the process and should be expected. If it doesnt reboot automatically, make sure you reboot it manually before you move on to the next step.

Step 4) Once rebooted, launch Settings on your iPhone and navigate to General > Software Update. Since you have installed the iOS 12 profile, you should now see the update available for your device.

Step 5) Click the 'Download and Install' button at the bottom of that screen and wait for iOS 12 GM to download and install on your iPhone or iPad.

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