IOS 12.1.1 fixes FaceTime’s biggest frustration

Joanna Estrada
December 6, 2018

As the name suggests, this update is an incremental step up from iOS 12.1, which came out at the end of October. iOS 12.1.1 brings mostly bug fixes and small changes, but some of these changes are much needed. The update is rolling out now via iTunes or through an over-the-air update on iOS. The list of carriers supporting its new dual SIM eSIM feature for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR has been updated and AT&T is the first carrier in the U.S. to support it.

The iPhone XR also gets the ability to expand notifications using haptic touch. Fortunately, Apple can also giveth back. iOS 12 brought a lot of new features but it also brought a few headaches for regular FaceTime users. We're still waiting on Apple to move the camera flip button back to an easy spot. Update or not, it's always a good idea to have your data backed up in some form.

The iOS 12.1.1 update also has bug fixes, which includes a fix to an issue that made FaceID temporary unavailable and also addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud as well. You most likely need to start a new line on a current in-market plan on eSIM, meaning you would have to give up your discounted or grandfathered plan.

If you want to download the iOS 12.1.1 update, you probably know the drill by now: simply go to the Settings app, tap on General, and than select Software Update. Just tap on Download and Install and you'll be up to speed in no time. Click Check for Update and it will download, than install the latest update.

On Wednesday, Apple released its iOS 12.1.1 update.

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