Firmware Update: Apple iOS 12.1.2

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Apple has released version 12.1.2 of iOS. Apple iOS is the operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Version 12 of iOS can only be installed on iPhone 5s, iPad mini 2, and sixth generation iPod touch or later. In version 12, Apple has focused on improving performance, which is particularly noticeable on older hardware. Furthermore, users can gain insight into the use of their device. Version 12.1.2 also brings the following changes and improvements:

Features and improvements include:

  • Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
  • Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
  • One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
  • Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
  • The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
  • Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
  • Stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver

Bug fixes include:

  • Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
  • Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
  • Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
  • Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically

This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:

  • Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

Version number 12.1.2
Release status Final
Operating systems iOS
Website apple
License type Freeware
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