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7 Things to Know About the iPhone 8 iOS 13.1.2 Update

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Apple’s iOS 13.1.2 update could have a significant impact on your iPhone 8’s performance.

Apple continues to roll out bug fixes at a rapid pace and the latest version of iOS 13 brings a collection of important bug fixes to your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

And while a lot of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users should make the move from iOS 12 to iOS 13.1.2 or iOS 13.0/iOS 13.1/iOS 13.1.1 to iOS 13.1.2 today, others might want to wait.

The iOS 13.1.2 update could have a positive impact on your phone’s overall performance. Some users are noticing better battery life, faster speeds, and increased stability. However, we’re also hearing about an assortment of iOS 13.1.2 problems.

iOS 13.1.2 requires a small download if you’re running iOS 13.1.1. If you’re running an older version of iOS, say iOS 13.0, your iOS 13.1.2 update will be more substantial because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your upgrade.

With that in mind, we want to walk iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPhone 8’s iOS 13.1.2 update.

It’ll guide you through the current problems with the operating system, fixes for those issues, your downgrade options, and a whole lot more.

We’ve been using the iOS 13.1.2 update for an extended period of time and here’s what we’ve found thus far.

iPhone 8 iOS 13.1.2 Impressions & Performance

iPhone 8 iOS 13.1.2 Impressions & Performance

We've been testing the software on the iPhone 8 for several days now and performance has been pretty solid in key areas like speed and battery life. 

iOS 13.1.2 is extremely fast on our iPhone 8. We haven't noticed much sluggishness. Animations and transitions are crisp and problem areas like Notifications, Control Center, and the keyboard haven't been problems for us yet. They've all been smooth thus far. 

Battery life is holding up at this point and we haven't noticed any abnormal drain in the early going. That could change and we'll let you know if it does. 

Connectivity (Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth) is currently stable and we haven't noticed any issues with our core applications (Chrome, Gmail, Slack, Asana, Netflix, Dark Sky, and many others) yet. 

Developers are rolling out iOS 13 support updates so if you're noticing issues with your apps, make sure you download the latest updates. 

We haven't run into any debilitating bugs yet so we're recommending iOS 13.1.2 to most iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users.

If you need more feedback, check out our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 13.1.2 right now

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