iPhone 7 iOS 12.4.1 Update: What's New
If you're moving up from iOS 12.4, your iOS 12.4.1 update contains a single security patch. You can read about it in our guide to the new firmware.
If you're moving up from iOS 12.3.1, your iOS 12.4.1 update brings iOS 12.4's changes which include Apple News upgrades, security patches, and a new way to migrate the data on your iPhone. You can read about all of those changes in our guide to iOS 12.4.
If you're moving up from iOS 12.3, you get three bug fixes from iOS 12.3.1 with your version of iOS 12.4.1. You can read about those right here in our guide.
If you're moving up from iOS 12.2, your iOS 12.4.1 update brings iOS 12.3's bug fixes and upgrades which include changes to the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2.
For more information about these upgrades, please take a look at our guide to the iOS 12.3 update. It'll take you through them.
If you're currently running iOS 12.1.4, your iOS 12.4.1 update comes with a long list of changes thanks to iOS 12.2. If you skipped iOS 12.2, its features are baked into your version of iOS 12.4.1.
iOS 12.2 carried 40+ security patches, numerous bug fixes, and improvements to Apple News, AirPlay, Apple Music, Screen Time, and Safari. It also delivered support for AirPods 2.
If you're interested in learning more about the changes on board iOS 12.2, take a look at our walkthrough.
If you're moving your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus from iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.4.1 you get four additional security patches.
The iOS 12.1.4 update patched up an eavesdropping FaceTime bug that allowed you to hear sound coming from another person's phone before that person picked up.
The company permanently disabled Group FaceTime on iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1.2, and iOS 12.1.3 which means the only way to use the feature going forward is via an upgrade to iOS 12.1.4/iOS 12.2/iOS 12.3/iOS 12.3.1/iOS 12.4/iOS 12.4.1.
If you are moving your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus up from iOS 12.1.2, you get a few more bug fixes in your iOS 12.4.1 update. iOS 12.1.3's fixes are baked into your upgrade.
iOS 12.1.3's fixes included a remedy for an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view and a fix for an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet.
If you're coming from something older than iOS 12.1.1, you'll get a longer list of changes.
Apple's iOS 12.1.1 update focused on fixing bugs and patching up potential security issues. It also delivered some new features.
If you're curious about the changes on board iOS 12.1.1, take a look at our walkthrough. It'll walk you through the key changes on board.
If you're moving your phone from iOS 12.0.1 to iOS 12.4.1, you'll get iOS 12.1's features with your update.
The iOS 12.1 update included a bunch of changes including 70+ new emoji characters for your keyboard, Group FaceTime calls, and a variety of bug fixes and improvements.
For more on iOS 12.1's features and fixes, take a peek at our guide. It'll walk you through all of the important details.
If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, you'll get its contents with your iOS 12.4.1 update. Apple's iOS 12.0.1 update delivered two patches for potential lock screen exploits and two bug fixes for annoying iOS 12 problems:
If you're moving your iPhone 7 from iOS 11 to iOS 12.4.1, your upgrade is much bigger. This is because iOS 12.0's features (and the features from any other updates you skipped) are on board your update.
Older iPhones like the iPhone 5s got a toned down version of iOS 12. Not the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple's two former flagships get a robust version of iOS 12 that's packed to the brim with changes.
There are a ton of changes, big and small, but highlights include Screen Time, improvements to Do Not Disturb, Siri Suggestions for Shortcuts, upgrades to Apple Music and Apple News, ARKit 2.0, and improvements to Photos.
If you aren't unfamiliar with these changes, you'll want to take a look at our iOS 12 vs. iOS 11 walkthrough. It will hold your hand through the key changes on board the upgrade.
If you skipped an iOS 11 update for your device, the changes from the updates you skipped are baked into your version of iOS 12.
If you aren't caught up on iOS 11.4.1 and the older versions of iOS 11, be sure you take a look at our guide to the iOS 11 update.
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