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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12.1.1 & 11 Reasons You Should

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The iOS 12.1.1 update could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. Many of you should install the update today, but others might want to wait a few hours, a few days, or, in some cases, a few more weeks before making the move.

iOS 12.1.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models and Apple’s latest update comes with new features, bug fixes, and important security patches.

As expected, the iOS 12.1.1 update is fairly large download. Those moving from iOS 12.1 are looking at a 300+MB download while those moving from older versions of iOS will see an even larger download size. The features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your version of iOS 12.1.1.

Those of you dealing with issues on iOS 11, iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1, or iOS 12.1 could see a huge turnaround after installing iOS 12.1.1. It has a nice list of bug fixes and it could fix performance issues.

While some of you will see a boost, others will run into bugs and performance issues. The iOS 12.1.1 update went through a beta, but issues have slipped into the final release.

If you do run into iOS 12.1.1 problems you could be on your own for a few more weeks. Apple’s confirmed the next version of iOS 12, but iOS 12.1.2 doesn’t have a release date. If you can’t wait, you can try downgrading to iOS 12.1 if iOS 12.1.1 starts giving you problems.

Apple’s no longer signing on iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.0, or iOS 11 so those of you moving from older versions of iOS need to be extremely careful when making the move to iOS 12.1.1.

There are plenty of reasons to install iOS 12.1.1 on your device today. There are also some reasons why you might want to hold back and wait.

If you’re currently debating a move to iOS 12.1.1, allow us to walk you through each one of these reasons right now.

Install iOS 12.1.1 for Better Security

Install iOS 12.1.1 for Better Security

If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.1.1.

If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12.1.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today. Apple's iOS 12.1.1 update comes with new security patches that will help protect your phone.

In all, there are 17  patches for potential security exploits and you can read about them over on Apple's website

If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get its 24 patches with your version of iOS 12.1.1. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.1.1 update brings two additional patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits.

If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.1.1 update comes with a longer list of security updates. 

The iOS 12.0 update delivered 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's website.

In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:

  • Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission
  • Suppresses ad retargeting by reducing advertisers’ ability to identify iOS devices uniquely
  • Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari
  • Reused passwords are flagged in Settings > Passwords & Accounts
  • Security code AutoFill presents one-time security codes sent over SMS as suggestions in the QuickType bar
  • Sharing passwords with contacts is easier than ever using AirDrop from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
  • Siri supports quickly navigating to a password on an authenticated device 

Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12.1.1 today.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Yashaswi

    10/27/2018 at 3:06 am

    iOS 12.0.1 is draining the battery of my phone. My phone is also heating you

  2. Matthew

    11/06/2018 at 8:24 am

    iOS 12.1 has a SERIOUS security flaw, enabling stealing your contacts via a mere phone call!!! DO NOT UPGRADE!!!

  3. Melinda

    12/04/2018 at 11:27 pm

    Fix the Facebook photo orientation please. Landscape photos keep going in portrait mode when using iPad in landscape mode. I am using iPad Pro First generation. 12.9 inch. 128 Gig if that helps.

  4. Melinda

    12/04/2018 at 11:44 pm

    ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️

    Using iOS 12.1. Did not have this issue with iOS 12.0.1.

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