Various Apple iPhone models around the world lost cellular data connectivity after iOS 12.1.2 update

Various Apple iPhone models around the world lost cellular data connectivity after iOS 12.1.2 update
You might recall that two weeks ago, after Apple had pushed out the iOS 12.1.1 update, several iPhone users complained about losing cellular data connectivity with their wireless carriers. Last week, when Apple disseminated iOS 12.1.2, the update included a fix for "an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max."

Now, Forbes is stating that iOS 12.1.2 is bringing on new connectivity issues for owners of various iPhone models in multiple countries. One Twitter user in Miami with the handle @kevbrush, tweeted that after installing iOS 12.1.2 he had no cellular data connection. He tried resetting the network settings and resetting his phone, but to no avail. He also tried reinserting his SIM card, and that also failed to work. His phone still cannot receive cellular data. An iPhone user in Ireland tweeted that after updating her iPhone 7 to the latest iOS build, her phone says "No Service" and she cannot connect to her carrier.

Reports like these are coming in from all over the globe, and as we mentioned, they are not limited to the 2018 models. And it would appear from the Tweets we've seen that iPhone users in the U.S. might be affected the worse. Of course, the irony here is that part of the reason why Apple rushed out iOS 12.1.2 was to fix a similar connectivity problem in Turkey.

So if you own an iPhone model that can no longer connect to mobile data after installing iOS 12.1.2, don't be surprised to see iOS 12.1.3 rushed out early this coming week. Or perhaps Apple will add it to all the gifts and presents that Santa will be carrying on his sleigh Monday night.



1. monkeyb

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Quick fix: Go back to the previous OS while Apple is still signing it. Its not the easiest but definitely effective till Apple releases an update. I did this may times before when I was having issues.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They have released an update, 3 in fact, but this is a hardware issue, software updates wont fix it.

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

My max is fine but I am now on 12.1.3 because I am a beta tester but still I have had no cellular data issues except one but this has been going on for years. When I hit the dead area going home or going to town my phone has a hard time picking up on the lte tower connection. I usually shut the cellular voice and data off than on and it picks it up faster. Not a huge deal it works eventually anyway but still an issue.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The internet issue affects my unit often. It has me seriously considering the Intel modem iPhones dependability.

49. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The modem isnt the issue. It's likely the modems drivers or Apple poor written driver for the modem. Apple likely makes their own drivers for hardware, but they would have to be based off the original driver for the ORM, so that that Applw knows what needs to be kept for the hardware to work.

42. monkeyb

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

It could be a hardware issue since it is not fixing the issue for you. But there are many others who are not affected with this. I do not think it is a problem with all phones. I know some folks who got their phones replaced by calling and talking to a specialist (not the usual bunch).

60. TechT

Posts: 6; Member since: May 31, 2018

My iPhone XS Max was fixed after I reset network settings.

48. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I'm glad I have updated yet. However I dont use my iPhone on cellular, only wifi or I use .y Note 9 hotspot of needed. Feel sorry for anyone having to deal with something they should. I just dont see what Apple could have changed between 12.1 to this one that could have caused this issue. Apple is scra.bling with back again the wall.

82. Jrod99

Posts: 729; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

So you own a iPhone?

4. basher

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Here we go again... but hey, iPhone is the most updated smartphone on the planet!!

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, update for what they break on last update... While breaking more thing.. That will be fixed on next update..

52. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I guess it's a good thing they can update rather quickly because they have more problems than any OEM. It's so funny, Apple started with the least amount if issues with their products. While others were bad. Then they all got better and Apple has gotten worse.

72. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not surprising. Originally, iOS was very simplistic, while Android was much more complex, closer to a full desktop OS. To compete, they've had to add lots to iOS

22. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

There updates go out way faster. They don’t have to go through all the bull crap of carrier and manufacture testing that android does. That’s a good and bad thing I guess. But considering android takes so long to update anything except for the pixel phones. (Wich is more like iPhone style updates) that I wouldn’t brag about apple having problems. When it comes to updates apple has the best program. Google wants it to be the same way but has not been able to do so. Picking out every flaw like it’s some huge every phone has this problem is stupid. I don’t know anybody that has an iPhone that has this issue. On a world level apple will handle this and all will be fine.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Even Android Beta program is less buggy than iOS.

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This is getting is really taking some hits this year. Is this really a hardware issue or what?

53. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

This is what they get for screwing Qualcomm who makes the best and going with Ingel who has never had experience with this type if tech. Just because Intel makes the best CPU's doesn't mean that translates to the best at any chip.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is what happens when upper-level managers set unrealistic deadlines for products. Usually, they have no clue as to how the nuts and bolts of these things work but that doesn't dissuade them. "Product XYZ will be released to our adoring public on February 30th come hell or high water." is what the presser reads most of the time. Then you get Antenna-gate, Bend-gate and every other "gate" you can think of. This isn't an Apple-only situation though, all the major players have suffered through this. For all its warts, I like Microsoft's "Coming Soon" which we've all lampooned at one time or another. You get it when you get it IF and WHEN you get it. And even then, they've still f**ked up product after product and update after update.

23. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

No it’s not that it’s apple tested this in every way they know how but it don’t cover every situation on the whole planet so problems arise in ways they can not test for. Apple is one of the companies that takes forever to adopt new ideas into there product without thorough testing.

56. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Are you aware that Intel only made this modem last year and that the main reason this modem was not in the original X is because Intel was having issues with the hatdware? Are you aware what Intels Celefon chip is? It is basically a damaged Pentium where during the process parts if the CPU were not completely done, so they simply turn off some of rhe features of rhe chip that won't work properly. So they lower the cache, they lower the clock and cut away some of rhe Pentium high end features. Chip still works great. Does enough for the average consumer and Intel sells it at a significant discount But they lose almost no money, because they Jack up the cost of the other chips to almost 1000%. Intel told Apple the modem will perform. Most users won't notice any speed difference. The speed on this modem is lower than it was suppose to be. It was suppose to be a 1GHz modem and its only 600Mhz or so. Such lame garbage and Apple is charging am arm and a leg for ot and not one fanboy is saying against it as expected.

11. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How is it that the two most profitable players in the cell industry (Apple,Google) have the most issues with their hardware/software? With their money they should be having the least issues with the few devices they release to the market. Or could it also be that just about all devices have various issues and the media just prefers to report more when it happens to a particular few... I bet you could go into any device's forums and you'll find people having all kinds of similar issues.

14. Taphius

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Probably but my note 9 and 6t are the phones with no real issues so far this year. Just got a pixel 3 xl and it's already showing burn in to the sides of the notch (viewing s fill screen video on YouTube sites it easily). XS max had been great but boring and it's modems to suck something terrible. Literally half the wifi speed of the other phones I have unless I'm right next to the router.

28. Taphius

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

That's a given. All products will have issues to some extent. Just stating what I've seen so far. Sometimes its a small problem others it's product line wide.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My Note has been very very unproblematic, buy my Max has daily issues. I'm constantly putting it down, cause it's messing up on the internet.

73. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only issue I've had is that Waze doesn't work with Android Auto, which sucks because I love Waze. Otherwise, it's been rock solid. Smooth, fast, no app crashes, and the battery is the real deal.

58. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

There will always be issues. Bit Apple has far and away more when you consider how less product they have

29. Alex_12

Posts: 48; Member since: May 30, 2018

About Burn in, this cannot be true. I have the smaller version from the beginning which has LG poled and didn't experience any issues. The bigger brother has the latest Samsung oled, which got A+ score... You probably have a defective unit.

38. Taphius

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Thats what im guessing. Some others on reddit and xda are reporting the same issue on new outta the box 3 xls, so something is up with it, or google has a permanent 'shade' in that area regardless of what is being show. Just got told by support that it is we shall see.

57. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No! Money doesn't solve problems. The reason they should have the least amount of issues is because they sell the least amount of product. Samsung sells how many products? Yet all of them combined ha e less issues vs Apple. Here is the issue. APPLE is new at designing phones like Google. Other have been making phones for years. There is a guy on YT I cant think of Jo's name, bit he is the one who posted a video showing Apple ripping off customers on repairs. Je has a new video showing how Apple has made a huge mistake in how it makes certain parts for the Mac. Electronics 101 and Apple is a complete failure at it. Here it is in case you wanna view it. Samsung OS the better company when it comes to quality. I dont care what Apple aims at their BS keynotes. It just make me cringe when I see all of them on stage tryi kn g to sell you garbage with fancy worlds and marketing gibberish that means absolutely nothing. "Liquid Retine Diaplay" is a perfect example of marketing BS that means nothing. Taking Liquid from LCD and using it for marketing, to hype a product to make an 800p display sound like it's better than anything in the world is pure deception at its best.

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