Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 to exterminate bugs messing with eSIM and cellular connectivity

Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 to exterminate bugs messing with eSIM and cellular connectivity
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).

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, 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 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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17 Comments

1. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

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.

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

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.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 2026; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Too bad your keyboard hasn't received a fix.

6. Be_Mine

Posts: 242; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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.

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

1. Android/Google: Release updates with bugs. 2...........

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But but but, Apple is perfect and nothing is ever broke.

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7212; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I apologize, I see now iPhones had the connectivity issues you were talking about in Europe too. True, it was locally but it was in Europe.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

100.4 GB on my XS Max. Don’t know where you got that large file size from.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm also not sure where you get that 100GB update from.

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That's what it was. I always make sure to look at the file size.

17. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

100 GIGA-bytes?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Peaceboy is already on iOS 12.3.9.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Wow hahahaha

11. shiv179

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

What will break next?

12. Natko

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Only little over 100 MB in size.

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Exactly. I think it was dependant on phone and region. Mine was the same.

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