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.



48. Valdomero

Posts: 708; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

That's why I wait a couple weeks before updating my phone, I'm still rocking iOS 12.0 and I'm pretty good with it.

40. NinoH

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Well personally i have no issues on my XS Max and my wife’s 8 plus whatsoever on ios 12.1.1 but that doesn’t mean that people don’t have issues with phones. Apple needs to step u their game in regards to software. Personally i had more problems with Samsung devices as with apple ones. Every user has it’s own experience.

27. onlydudeonly

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 09, 2018

I had similar issue with iphone 6s plus in India. What i did was reset network settings and everything was back to Normal again.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Where is the flock? Only Leo had the nerve to show up.

25. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You that desperate for attention? Well here’s some. Perhaps not everyone sits on this site and clicks refresh all day like you.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And yet you're here lol. Don't try to deflect fool. If this was about Samsung, you'd be have an O. Don't be a phony, take your L...your iL lol

30. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

'iL' LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Da iFlock got iTriggered but doesn't want to take his iL lol

33. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

There I was, posting 10 hours after the article was published. You didn’t miss a beat though, did you? Like I said, not everyone can or will sit and refresh all day, waiting for fandroid bait articles to drop. Creaming your panties when you saw the headline. Even pathetically posting about how you weren’t getting any response. SAD!

38. wickedwilly

Posts: 789; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Problems after updates, as well as comms problems, are too common on iPhones for anyone to get too excited about. iFans tend to disappear or make desperate attempts to defend the position, where they as consumers should be complaining about it instead.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro?

43. midan

Posts: 3272; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

i was thinking the same :D someone need to get a life..

20. koioz

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Crappy OS doing its crappy things.

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.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; 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: 7129; 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: 31805; 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: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; 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 unregistered

PA = 9.3 :)

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Go figure.

44. Venom

Posts: 4116; 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: 31805; 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: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They're quiet as a church house mouse lol.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

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

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; 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: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

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

4. yonith

Posts: 231; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Cell and WiFi performance blow on my VZW XS.

3. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

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

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