Update to iOS 12.1.1 leaves some iPhone users without a mobile data connection

Update to iOS 12.1.1 leaves some iPhone users without a mobile data connection
Last week, Apple pushed out an update bringing iOS 12.1.1 to the iPhone. And while the latest iOS build made flipping the camera used for Face Time video chats a one tap affair again, it also created a serious problem for some users. A story in Forbes says that several iPhone users have not been able to connect to their wireless provider to use mobile data following the update.

This connectivity issue seems to affect iPhone users in various countries, and the bug can affect different units in different ways. For example, some say that they can connect to their carrier's 4G LTE network to use Safari, but cannot open apps. One user said that he cannot get an LTE connection to use Twitter or Amazon, but can link to the network when using all Google apps and WhatsApp. Others report that they cannot connect to their carrier at all and have to seek a Wi-Fi signal in order to use the phone.

Some iPhone owners say that they tried to fix the issue by updating the carrier settings and performing a hard reboot, but to no avail. And here's the thing, folks. Apple already knew about this problem because it was already reported to them by iOS 12.1.1 beta testers!

If you haven't updated your iPhone to iOS 12.1.1 yet, you might want to wait for Apple to send out a fix. In the meantime, if you are affected, keep looking for Wi-Fi signals to stay online.

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52 Comments

1. adecvat

Posts: 629; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

X and XR all ok.

2. teloji

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yes. i cant mobile data.

3. yalokiy

Posts: 916; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

So it's not only Google treating their customers as beta testers...

4. yonith

Posts: 224; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Cell and WiFi performance blow on my VZW XS.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

So they do not even test core features before they release new version ...

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1525; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

"Apple already knew about this problem because it was already reported to them by iOS 12.1.1 beta testers!" They tested it and released it knowing it had bugs, that's worse than not testing IMO.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3957; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

To be fair, in Apple's world, 9 complaints or less is a non-issue based on history...

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i always wait a week or so before i update never know what bug pops up.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not sure that this is due to 12.1.1, cause my Max has sucked at cellular and wifi connections since I've owned it. Intel modems are crap as far as phones go, and Apple needs to bow down, kiss Qualcomm's ass, and get back to using real modems in the iPhones. Also shame on Apple for releasing 12.1.1, knowing this issue existed, and was not resolved. That is plain ridiculous on Apple, and all the more reason for us to speak with our wallets. The iFlock won't hold Apple accountable and peaceboy, and Leo will even justify this crap, by saying they don't need cellular data but Apple gets no passes from this iOS user. Typed from my Note 9, cause my Max is currently tripping. Whatev(errrrrrr) Apple.

11. Be_Mine

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

PA = 9.3 :)

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Go figure.

44. Venom

Posts: 3246; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Have you noticed how much he says he hates the Max, yet he still has the damn thing? Lol, if you really hated the device that much, why are you still using it? Just sell it and continue using the Note 9 that apparently has zero issues whatsoever. I've said it multiple times that the iphone X series is a massive disappointment, but you don't see me rocking one. He talks about holding Apple accountable yet here he is still holding on to the same X Max that supposedly has been causing him multiple problems. When I had issues with a particular major flagship smartphone, I didn't go around the comments section baiting arguments. I sold it and got something else.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Copy and paste each and every post, where I said I hate the Max...I challenge you to copy even one post of my saying that. The Max is one of my favorite iPhones, but it also has some ridiculous weaknesses that quite frankly, shouldn't be there, and I gonna speak on it. Now get that post copied and linked here. In fact, if you can find just one, and copy the link and post number, I'll unregister my account...you have my word. And another thing Mxy. You can say we don't see you rocking an iPhone all you want, but we all know it's you, and you're a huge iTroll. Prove you don't rock one, just like I proved I do...Now get that link copied here...I'll wait.

14. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Notice how none of them are here posting. Here is the irony. When Android phone first appeared, they sucked. I mean they sucked big time. But after the HtC Evo, every OEM stepped up their game. Now Apple is becoming what Android use to be. So much for it's better because Apple has total control. Every model of the iPhone has had connectivity issues, even when using Qualcomms modems. According to the facts. The iPhone has suffered more problems as a single model, that any other single model from any Android OEM. In fact as bad as the Google Pixel has been, the iPhone is still worse. Because the Pixel is still new. It's only 3 years in. APPLE is 10 years in and they still have more problems vs a newbie. But the fans will just say you hate Apple for speaking such facts. Love or hate, a fact is a fact and has nothing to do with my personal feelings about them There product for the past 3-5 years have all had issues they show they are nothing more than overpriced version of the same stuff we buy. The problem isn't the hardware, its the software. The drivers may not be the best, or Apple iOS can't handle operating the modem. Repeat, every single iPhone model has had connectivity issues. That is fact!. My Note has been spectacular. But we need a phone to really get excited about.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They're quiet as a church house mouse lol.

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6897; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Never have I justified what Apple (or any other manufacturer) is doing, I just explain the level of absurdity in the claims of the haters.

21. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

iDude, you need iHelp... You're iDelusional and should not be a iPsychologist. I am not kidding or being nasty. You're iSick individual & your quality of iLife is close to zero. You'd be doing yourself great favor if you seriously sought help.

24. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Someone check the code of this fandroid bot. It’s acting buggy lately.

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 6897; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

All that coming from someone who is obsessed with Apple? That is exactly who I’m going to listen to...

26. wickedwilly

Posts: 632; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Try to explain, you are usually wrong.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'd justify Apple removing the screen.

31. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, that #5 post in that article, is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read lol. That was hilarious.

35. Leo_MC

Posts: 6897; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Like it or not, the future will change things. Google has already removed the screen on some mobile devices ;).

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What really gets me, is how the iFlock (especially the Big 6 iFlock members), continuously flock here, and blast android/Samsung for issues, but say absolutely nothing about Apple/iOS issues. According to the Big 6, Apple is spot on perfect, and not one iOS device, or update has ever had a single bug/hiccup/glitch. I bet right now they're holding an emergency meeting, doing a conference call, so they can deny this issue affecting their devices. I can't wait to hear from them. Be honest guys.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7027; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL, yep in hiding, lol They can make up excess after excess but, apple is dropping the ball big time. And it is starting to effect them in sales. Ok i have spoken, they will be here soon, lol

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The writing is on the wall. Bad supplier choices (Intel over Qualcomm), tons of issues, bad updates, Apple really is dropping the ball. The lone bright spot of 2018, is the Series 4. The jury's still out on the 2018 iPads.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7027; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

With QC being the best i just don't see why apple doesn't suck it.

13. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Hahahah. Apple can't get this crap righr. Go ahead, beagle about the updates. Yes iys awesome that Apple can update their phones fast. Because they break something with every updated and they gotta fix it again and again. This reminds me so much of the days of Windiws 9.x. See this is why Andeoid is better. Each Android update is tested first by Foovle, then the OEM and then the carriers. May take longer, but far less problems. All they can brag about is speed. Yeah, your device is in a hurry to break sobit cab get the next update fix. I think iPhones are addicted ymfo updates. They gotta get they fix, so they break so they can get another shot of update medicine. iPhone are addicts.

20. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Crappy OS doing its crappy things.

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