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7 Things to Know About the iPhone SE iOS 12.4.1 Update

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iPhone SE iOS 12.4.1: What's New

iPhone SE iOS 12.4.1: What's New

If you are jumping from iOS 12.4 to iOS 12.4.1, you get a single security patch with your update. You can read more about it right here

If you're moving your iPhone SE from iOS 12.3.1 to iOS 12.4.1, your update has iOS 12.4's Apple News upgrades and security patches on board. You can read about all of those changes in our guide to iOS 12.4

If you're currently running iOS 12.3, your iOS 12.4.1 update contains a trio of bug fixes from the iOS 12.3.1 update. You can read about them in our walkthrough right here

If you're moving your iPhone SE from iOS 12.2 to iOS 12.4.1, you get iOS 12.3's changes with your upgrade. 

The iOS 12.3 update brought bug fixes, 23 security patches, and several upgrades to the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2. For more information about these upgrades, please take a look at our guide to iOS 12.3

If you're moving up from an older version of iOS 12, your iOS 12.4.1 update will be more substantial. The features and fixes from the updates you skipped are included.

If you skipped iOS 12.2, your iOS 12.4.1 update comes with 40+ additional security patches, numerous bug fixes, and improvements to Apple News, AirPlay, Apple Music, Screen Time, and Safari. It also comes with support for AirPods 2.

If you're moving your iPhone SE from iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.4.1 you get four additional security patches in your update. 

Apple's 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 has 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're moving up from iOS 12.1.2, you get iOS 12.1.3's changes with your update as well. 

The iPhone SE's iOS 12.1.3 update didn't come with any new features. Instead, it brought security patches and a few bug fixes to the 4-inch device. 

iOS 12.1.3 fixed an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view. It also included a fix for an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet.

If you're moving from iOS 12.1 to iOS 12.4.1, your update will include the changes from iOS 12.1.1. 

The iPhone SE's iOS 12.1.1 update was mostly focused on fixing bugs though it did bring some other changes including stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver.

If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get its features with your version of iOS 12.4.1.

Highlights from iOS 12.1 include new emojis and Group FaceTime calls, bug fixes and performance improvements. For more on the contents of iOS 12.1, please take a look at our guide to the update

If you're moving from iOS 12.0 to iOS 12.4.1, you'll get the changes from iOS 12.0.1.

iOS 12.0.1 brought two patches for potential lock screen exploits and a couple of fixes for lingering iOS 12 problems:

  • A fix for an issue where subtitles may not appear in some video apps.
  • A fix for an issue where Bluetooth could become unavailable.

If you're moving from iOS 11.4.1 to iOS 12.4.1, you're going to get a lot more thanks to Apple's iOS 12.0 update.  

Once you download iOS 12 you can expect to see Apple's new Screen Time feature which will help you manage smartphone addiction. 

You'll also notice improvements to Siri including Siri Suggestions for Shortcuts, the all-new Apple Books, security code autofill, improved Photo Search, better photo sharing, and some huge improvements to Do Not Disturb.

iOS 12 also comes with Apple's new ARKit 2.0. ARKit is limited to devices powered by Apple's A9, A10, and A11 processors which means the iPhone SE makes the cut. It uses the A9. 

There are a few iOS 12 features you won't get. 

If you download iOS 12, don't expect to see Animojis or Memojis. These iOS 12 features are restricted to the iPhone X and Apple's new iPhones. 

If you aren't familiar with the changes on board iOS 12, you'll want to take a look at our iOS 12 vs. iOS 11 walkthrough

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. happy wheels

    09/18/2018 at 9:52 pm

    The information you gave about the iPhone SE update to iOS 12 is great. Thanks for sharing your.

  2. David Odanye

    02/12/2019 at 6:08 am

    please help me
    i am on IOS 12.1.3
    MY WIFI and bluetooth aren’t working on my iphone se
    i dont know if its the software upgrade of 1os 12.1.3
    and i cant upgrade to ios 12.1.4 due to the greyed out wifi
    i have reset the network setting but it still doesnt work
    please help me

  3. Resul

    04/16/2019 at 5:23 am

    After updating my Iphone SE to the 12.2 iOS, it keeps freezing when battery is low than a 40% and also battery is draining very fast. Please help, if you have any solutions)

  4. sophie

    05/19/2019 at 10:58 am

    Hi, The article is a little odd because it refers to ios 11 a lot when the title indicates 12.2>12.3. Is this a rehashed older article?

    • Gary

      09/05/2019 at 4:08 am

      Yes I think they copy pasted from a previous article

  5. Shehan Ahmed

    05/27/2019 at 4:20 am

    Awesome post Very easy to use & helpful… Keep it up dear

  6. JOHN8511

    06/02/2019 at 2:52 am

    ISO 12.3.1 IS A POOR VERSION FOR IPHONE SE USER! AFTER UPDATING TO THIS VERSION, MY IPHONE SE FAILS TO DETECT NETWORKS SERVICE PROVIDER. SO BE CAREFUL IF YOU ARE USING IPHONE SE, DON’T UPDATE YOUR PHONE SE TO THIS VERSION. BY THE WAY, WOULD APPLE COMPANY PLEASE FIX THIS BUG ASAP ?

  7. Rick

    06/07/2019 at 10:21 am

    After downloading the update and installing it via iTunes it took 45 mins to get off the iPhone software update screen with the bar going across almost thought it had bricked my iPhone se , so if you have 45 mins to an hour to wait for your phone not to be working good luck on the update

  8. Bruce Higgins

    06/08/2019 at 12:42 pm

    06/06/19
    Upgraded our iPhone se to 12.3.1
    Google Maps GPS will no longer operate after the OS upgrade

  9. Sebastian

    09/10/2019 at 3:35 am

    The forced (? … phone was set only to manual upgrade)upgrade from 12.4 to 12.4.1. caused the Black Screen of Death of my iPhone SE. iTunes nor third party recovery software or all button tricks combos couldn’t repair black screen.
    The local iPhone service provider charged me 15 Euros for diagnostics (which I allready knew)- they couldn’t repair the device.

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