Connect with us
[adinserter block="2"]

Apple

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12.1.4 & 11 Reasons You Should

Published

on

The iOS 12.1.4 update could have a significant impact on your device’s performance. Some 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 12.1.4 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models and Apple’s latest update comes with a short list of important security patches including one for widespread FaceTime issues.

The change log is short which means the iOS 12.1.4 update requires a tiny download. Those moving from iOS 12.1.3 are looking at a 90MB file.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users moving from older versions of iOS will likely see a larger download size because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into iOS 12.1.4.

Those of you dealing with issues on iOS 11, iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1.2, or iOS 12.1.3 could see a huge turnaround after installing iOS 12.1.4. While some of you will see a boost, others will run into bugs and performance issues.

If you do run into iOS 12.1.4 problems help could come soon. Apple’s confirmed a milestone iOS 12.2 update and the update will likely roll out in March. We expect it to arrive sometime in and around the company’s rumored March 25th media event in Cupertino.

Apple recently stopped signing on iOS 12.1.3 which means there’s no way off iOS 12.1.4 once you download it. With older updates blocked off, those of you running older versions of iOS 12 should be extremely careful when making the move to iOS 12.1.4.

There are plenty of reasons to install iOS 12.1.4 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 12.1.4, allow us to walk you through each one of these reasons right now.

Install iOS 12.1.4 for Better Security

Install iOS 12.1.4 for Better Security

If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.1.4.

If you value your device's security, you'll want to download iOS 12.1.4 in the near future because it comes with four important security patches including fixes for a widespread FaceTime eavesdropping bug that lets you call someone via FaceTime and hear the audio coming from their phone before they pick up the phone.

You can read more about these patches on Apple's website.

If you skipped iOS 12.1.3, you get some additional patches with your version of iOS 12.1.4. They're baked into your upgrade.

Apple lists a grand total of 23 patches on board iOS 12.1.3 and you can read about all of them over on Apple's website. 

If you skipped iOS 12.1.1, you'll probably want to install the iOS 12.1.4 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today. 

The iOS 12.1.1 update brought 17 patches for potential security exploits. They'll will help protect your phone. You can read about them here.

If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get the 24 patches from that update with your version of iOS 12.1.4. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.1.4 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 12.1.4 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 security page.

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 12.1.4 today.

Advertisement
8 Comments

8 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.

  5. dharmesh pandey

    01/01/2019 at 11:47 pm

    iphone 12.1 is very bad update for me because my APN setting is not seen on my mobile so plz guide me guys

  6. Diana

    02/06/2019 at 10:09 am

    Hi!
    I have an iPhone SE..and now I have the iOS 12.1
    I am really scared to download this new update 12.1.3, because I’m afraid my phone is gonna crash, get really slow, or something else that makes it worse.
    I think I’ll just wait a little bit more., What do you think?
    It does seem like my battery goes down very quickly..and my phone is not that old (I bought it in the fall of 2017..
    Apart from the battery (and that it dies in the cold.. which it actually always have), it works fine.

    But I miss being able to take Live Photo’s on Facetime!! I have nieces and nephews in other countries, so I really want that back. Is that feature on this new update?

    Hope I’ll get some feedback from you guys!☺️ Is it best to just wait with this update?

    – Diana

    • BABYGIRL

      02/24/2019 at 9:13 am

      I haven’t updated my ios in a REALLY long time. I’m on 12.1 and I always read about problems that new ios brings and I’m so happy I haven’t updated. I don’t have any problems with connecting to wifi or cellular data and I can still make calls. So it’s up to you if you roll the dice and update. I personally choose not to.

    • BABYGIRL

      02/24/2019 at 9:15 am

      Also that new feature screen time could be why your battery drains so fast. Try turning it off.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *