Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 to exterminate bugs messing with eSIM and cellular connectivity
by Alan Friedman / Dec 17, 2018, 6:07 PM
Apple today released iOS 12.1.2, a minor update that exterminates some bugs for iPhone users. According to the changelist, the update takes care of an issue that prevents some users from activating the eSIM inside their iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR. Once activated, the embedded eSIM combines with the regular SIM card slot to provide dual SIM functionality for these models. That means that users, if they wish, can have two separate lines on their iPhone (imagine one for home and the other for business).
several iPhone users said that they had limited or no cellular connectivity on their phone. Some could only use their handset with a Wi-Fi connection. Based on the iOS 12.1.2 changelist, this apparently took place in Turkey even though initial reports said that the cellular connectivity bug was affecting iPhone units in several countries.The changelist also mentions a bug fix for an issue that prevents an unknown number of 2018 iPhone owners in Turkey from connecting to their wireless provider. You might recall that after iOS 12.1.1 was disseminated earlier this month,
The update weighs in at a hefty 418.5MB, and is being sent out in waves OTA. If you're the impatient type, you can try to manually update your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software update. If the latest iOS build has arrived on your device, there are two things you need to do before starting the updating process. One, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal, or have a strong cellular connection (those in Turkey should forget the latter and concentrate on the former). And you should have your battery fully recharged. Once those two tasks are completed, go ahead and install iOS 12.1.2 on your iOS flavored device.
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Bravo to Apple for providing a relatively fast fix. If it had been any other phone, the wait would've been several months to get a fix, if at all.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 6:46 PM 3
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Iys not gonna be any other phone. And when Samsung phones ha e issues. They do get fixed quickly. But you wouldn't know, because you dont have one. But the iPhone shouldn't be having connectivity issues. We don't have them. I would prefer the ok boy update my phone gets is firmwarebor security if needed Verizon has updated the Note 9 at least twice already That's all it needs. iPhones are worse than Windows PCs needing updates all the time.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 7:11 PM 9
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1. Apple: Release updates with Bugs. 2. Apple: Release fix for the bugs in the previous updates, with new bugs. 3. Apple Fanboys: Wow.. "Apple is the best". Wait for fix for the new bugs. 4. Repeat.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 8:29 PM 10
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You mean the same thing Google does for Android and they rarely get distributed? Not to mention OEM bugs that rarely get addressed with updates on most Android phones. As one who uses both, I see both sides. Neither one of them are worth sitting in front of a computer in your underwear and arguing over.
posted on Dec 18, 2018, 7:40 AM 0
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But but but, Apple is perfect and nothing is ever broke.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 8:39 PM 6
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100.4 GB on my XS Max. Don’t know where you got that large file size from.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 7:40 PM 0
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I'm also not sure where you get that 100GB update from.
posted on Dec 17, 2018, 8:15 PM 1
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Only little over 100 MB in size.
posted on Dec 18, 2018, 4:02 AM 0
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