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8 Things to Know About the iPhone 6s iOS 12.4.1 Update



iPhone 6s iOS 12.4.1 Update: What's New

iPhone 6s iOS 12.4.1 Update: What's New

If you're moving from iOS 12.4 to iOS 12.4.1, you get a single patch with your upgrade. You can read more about it here in our guide

If you're moving up from iOS 12.3.1, you get Apple News upgrades, security patches, and a new way to migrate your iPhone. This is because the changes from iOS 12.4 are baked into your iOS 12.4.1 upgrade. You can read about all of those changes in our guide to iOS 12.4

If you skipped iOS 12.3.1 and iOS 12.3, the iOS 12.4.1 update brings their changes to your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.

The iOS 12.3 update brought a few bug fixes, but the meat of the update was comprised of upgrades 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 and our guide to iOS 12.3.1

If you're moving your device from iOS 12.1.4 to iOS 12.4.1, you get a longer list of changes with your version of iOS 12.4.1.

iOS 12.2 brought 40+ security patches, numerous bug fixes, and improvements to Apple News, AirPlay, Apple Music, Screen Time, and Safari. It also brought support for AirPods 2.

For more on the changes on board iOS 12.2, take a look at our walkthrough.

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

iOS 12.1.4 patched up an eavesdropping FaceTime bug that allowed you to hear sound coming from another person's phone before that person picked up. 

Apple's 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 bringing your iPhone 6s up from iOS 12.1.2, you get additional fixes with your iOS 12.4.1 upgrade. 

These fixes include 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 moving from iOS 12.1, you'll get iOS 12.1.1's changes with your iOS 12.4.1 update. 

The iPhone 6s' iOS 12.1.1 update focused on fixing bugs though it did deliver a few enhancements including stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver.

If you're curious about the contents of the iOS 12.1.1 update, please take a look at our walkthrough. It goes over them in detail. 

If you're moving your device from iOS 12.0.1 to iOS 12.4.1, you'll get iOS 12.1's changes with your upgrade.

The iPhone 6s' iOS 12.1 update included several major changes like 70+ new emoji characters, Group FaceTime calls, and a variety of bug fixes and improvements. For more on the contents of iOS 12.1, please take a look at our guide

If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, you'll get its features with your version of iOS 12.4.1. 

The iOS 12.0.1 update featured two patches for potential lock screen exploits and several bug fixes including one for a widespread Bluetooth issue.

If you're moving your device from iOS 11 to iOS 12.4.1, your iPhone 6s' update is more substantial thanks to the changes from 12.0. 

You won't get Animojis or Memojis, those are limited to the iPhone X and the new iPhones, but you'll notice a lot of change once you get iOS 12 up and running. 

iOS 12 is packed to the brim with new features and enhancements. Highlights include Screen Time, improvements to Do Not Disturb, Siri Suggestions for Shortcuts, upgrades for Apple Music and Apple News, a new Measurement app that takes advantage of ARKit, and so much more.

If you're unfamiliar with iOS 12, you'll want to take a look at our iOS 12 vs. iOS 11 walkthrough. It'll take you through the key differences between the two operating systems. 

If you skipped an iOS 11 update, those changes are baked into your version of iOS 12. If you aren't caught up, be sure you take a look at our guide to iOS 11



  1. Ashutosh

    03/01/2019 at 9:04 pm

    I am facing problems in my iphone 6s with 12.1.4
    Problem 1 .. if i silent my mobile it indicates again and again of vibrate/silent mode

    Problem 2…cellular problem … cant make call fast you have to wait 5..6 second more

    Problem 3 …apps started crashing

  2. Melissa McDonald

    04/07/2019 at 5:27 am

    I’ve just updated my phone to the 12.2 iOS but now it says my phones Touch ID is unable to work I went into settings to try get it working but says it failed every time I tried, I reset the phone but it’s still unable to connect Touch ID so I’m pretty pissed about that it’s annoying and I don’t know what to do

    • I am NinZ

      08/19/2019 at 9:59 pm

      Same problem with mine though, it sucks.


    04/23/2019 at 1:38 am

    The 12.2 is giving me cut/paste issues I never had before. If you let’s say bold and/or underline text in the Notes app, and you cut/paste it in let’s say the body of text for an email, it not removes the bold/underline formatting but puts HUGE spaces in between each line; it’s not exactly double spaced with PARAGRAPH markers because you can’t delete the blank line in between. I the tried cut/paste of one three-line of text that had no paragraph markers and it took fine in spacing but no bold/underline, and the line underneath were all double spaced. If I cut/paste the text in ANOTHER Note, it pastes fine, but not in emails. I don’t thing formatting ever was able to be pasted in the Text app and I’m guessing that was normal, and it never double spaced it, and it appears to still be that way now. I can’t imagine what it is that won’t let me cut/paste with formatting and the regular single spacing and why it’s making these big spaces after this update!

  4. alhassan Timbo

    05/15/2019 at 7:25 am

    I am facing serious problem with my iphone 6plus since i updated my IOS
    PROBLEM 1-It’s freezes regularly now
    PROBLEM 2-My finger print is not working

    • Gaurav Patel

      06/04/2019 at 12:24 am

      Same problem occurred with my iphone6 too.

  5. zippr

    05/26/2019 at 12:11 pm

    I recently purchased a 6s. I think it had 9 point something. Now, it is at 12.1.3. Updates are automatic, right?

  6. techiek7

    06/13/2019 at 12:29 am

    I restored iOS 12.3.1 firmware on my 6s. The UI is now much smoother and battery life also increased slightly. Best OS upgrade till date.

  7. Stokes

    06/14/2019 at 5:18 pm

    Latest update turned mt daughter’s phone into a brick with a video screen demanding factory reset.

  8. Marlene Stec

    07/01/2019 at 2:19 pm

    12.3.1 screen freezing my 6s plus. It’s constant. I’m pissed as hell. A tech friend says you have to wait for the next update and hopefully it will be addressed in that.
    Really? That’s all Apple’s got? No patch? No oversight!
    Apparently this is limited to the 6 and 6s plus.

  9. Divya Prakash

    07/03/2019 at 9:11 am

    My iPhone 6s plus has gone totally weird with touch screen after update! I hardly managed to do reset! Now, touch works some times and stops sometimes! I’m managing to call people by siri and receive calls by headphone button!!! This update has made MU phone just piece of junk!! I hate apple shit!!

    • Divya Prakash

      07/03/2019 at 9:13 am

      It was ios 12.3.1

  10. llehyevets ylloh

    07/04/2019 at 1:13 pm

    why cant anybody see the racket that apple is? how do you think they got a trillion dollars?

  11. Deepak

    08/05/2019 at 3:27 am

    My iphone 6 has a problem :- my headphone keeps on automatically while i make a call

  12. Thaike

    08/12/2019 at 2:09 am

    after update, my iPhone 6s is unable to connect to Bluetooth with my car, maing it imposible to call or accept a calling when driving.

  13. Dan

    08/20/2019 at 12:22 pm

    Apple does this on purpose. I have a 6s and I just updated to 12.4, yesterday. It automatically installed, and it caused my phone to become a temporary brick and it demanded I plug it into iTunes. Was lucky I found a workaround and got it able to boot up again. Performance is now SO slow and not smooth at all. There’s a delay before most of my apps open, and everything takes longer. Battery life is also even worse than before. Of course they’re doing this, now, about a month before the new iPhone and IOS come out. They want to frustrate as many users as possible into getting new phones.

  14. Priscilla

    08/20/2019 at 4:21 pm

    Absolute worst update I’ve ever had. Until to IOS12.4 and now I cannot connect to WiFi at home. Keeps asking me to sign in to WiFi. When I did, always tells me I have entered incorrect password. Help!!!

  15. Sam

    08/23/2019 at 4:18 am

    This post is really helpful. It shares some important information about iPhone 6s. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

    Sam from techtokMunch

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