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.
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.
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