Install iOS 12.1.4 If You've Got Problems
If you're dealing with issues on your device, you should download the iOS 12.1.4 update right now.
iOS 12.1.4 could fix performance issues like severe battery drain, broken Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, busted Bluetooth, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and various issues with first-party applications.
These fixes aren't listed in the change log but iOS updates often fix common performance issues and unlisted bugs.
The iOS 12.1.4 doesn't come with any bug fixes outside of the remedy for the FaceTime issues, but if you skipped previous versions of iOS 12 you'll get their bug fixes with your version of iOS 12.1.4.
iOS 12.1.3 delivered some key bug fixes for Messages, the iPad Pro 2018, HomePod, and CarPlay issues impacting the 2018 iPhone models. Here's the full list:
If you skipped iOS 12.1.2, you'll also get its fixes with your 12.1.4 update. The fixes on board iOS 12.1.2 included:
If you skipped iOS 12.1.1, you get a longer list of bug fixes with your version of iOS 12.1.4:
If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get an even longer list of bug fixes with your version of iOS 12.1.4.
The iOS 12.1 update addressed the "BeautyGate" issue where the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max apply a skin-smoothing filter to photos making them look unnatural. Other bug fixes on board iOS 12.1 included:
If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.1.4 update comes with additional bug fixes including key improvements for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
The iOS 12.0.1 update focused on fixing some of the early problems plaguing Apple's new operating system and its new phones. Here's what it fixed:
If you're still running iOS 11, there are some great reasons to make the move to the new operating system right now.
The iOS 12 update is focused on improving performance. The company's aging iPhone 5s will open apps 40% faster, swipe to the camera from the lock screen 70% faster, show the keyboard faster, and deliver better all-around performance. Other devices benefit as well.
If you own a newer model you'll see sharing options 2x faster and your apps should launch much faster than they did on iOS 11.
If you're struggling on iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.0, iOS 11.4.1, or an older version of iOS 11, you should give iOS 12.1.4 a shot.
Be sure to dig into feedback from iOS 12.1.4 users before you install.