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9 Things to Know About the iPhone 6 iOS 12.4.6 Update



iPhone 6 iOS 12.4.6 Update: What's New

iPhone 6 iOS 12.4.6 Update: What's New

If you're currently running iOS 12.4.5, iOS 12.4.6 brings unnamed security patches to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. 

If you're moving from iOS 12.4.4 to iOS 12.4.6, you get iOS 12.4.5's unnamed security patches with your upgrade. 

Moving up from iOS 12.4.3? Your iOS 12.4.6 update comes with iOS 12.4.4's security patch. If you're curious about the details, check out our guide

If you're moving from iOS 12.4.2 to iOS 12.4.6, you get iOS 12.4.3's changes with your upgrade. You can learn more about those here

If you're moving your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from iOS 12.4.1 to iOS 12.4.6, you get iOS 12.4.2's security patch with your upgrade. You can read about it right here.

If you're moving up from iOS 12.4, your iOS 12.4.6 update come with an additional security patch from iOS 12.4.1. 

If you're upgrading from iOS 12.3.1, your iOS 12.4.6 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 iOS 12.4 walkthrough

If you're moving your iPhone 6/6 Plus from iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.4.6, you get three bug fixes from iOS 12.3.1 with your update. You can read about those right here in our guide

If you're moving up from iOS 12.2, you get iOS 12.3's changes with your upgrade. The iOS 12.3 update brought several bug fixes, 23 security patches, and new features to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 

Those features include upgrades to AirPlay 2 and the Apple TV application. The Apple TV app has a new UI, new icon, and more. For more information about these changes, have a look at our guide.

If you're currently running iOS 12.1.4 on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you'll get iOS 12.2's changes with your iOS 12.4.6 update. 

Apple's iOS 12.2 update featured 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.

If you're moving from iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.4.6 you get extra security patches with your upgrade.

The iOS 12.1.3 update 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 moving from iOS 12.1 to iOS 12.4.6, your update will even be more substantial thanks to iOS 12.1.1. The changes from that update are baked into your upgrade. The iOS 12.1.1 update focused on fixing bugs and patching up potential security issues. 

If you skipped iOS 12.1 you'll get its changes with your version of iOS 12.4.6. 

Apple's iOS 12.1 update included a number of upgrades including 70+ new emoji characters for your keyboard, and a variety of bug fixes and improvements. For more on iOS 12.1's features and fixes, take a peek at our guide

If you're moving your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from iOS 12.0 to iOS 12.4.6, you'll get iOS 12.0.1's changes with your update.

The iOS 12.0.1 update featured two security updates for potential lock screen exploits and several bug fixes for lingering iOS 12 problems. These included:

  • 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 to iOS 12 for the first time, your iOS 12.4.6 update will be far more substantial because it'll bring iOS 12.0's features and fixes to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6's iOS 12 update is loaded up with new features, enhancements, fixes, and security patches. 

Highlights include the performance enhancements we mentioned earlier, Screen Time, tweaked Notifications, improvements to Do Not Disturb, big changes to Apple Music/News/Podcasts, a redesigned Stocks application, updates to Siri, and more.

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

If you skipped an iOS 11 update you'll get those changes in your version of iOS 12.4.6. If you skipped an iOS 11 download along the way, make sure you take a look at our guide to iOS 11



  1. David

    02/17/2019 at 9:09 pm

    After updating iPhone 6s and iPad to 12.1.4 I cannot access marketplace on either. Restarted them, downloaded the app again with no joy. Friend has iPhone 6 did the update and has no problems. I’m at a loss.

    • Jo Litt

      02/24/2019 at 6:08 am

      So it’s a hit or miss.. I’ll stay where I’m at then.

  2. anon

    03/31/2019 at 12:40 pm

    You can jailbreak iOS 11.0 → 11.4.1 and iOS 12.0 → 12.1.2 (Currently A12 devices like iPhone XR, XS and XS Max are not yet supported, please wait for an update. )

  3. Enver

    06/06/2019 at 1:17 pm

    After updating my iPhone 6 to iOS 12.3.1, both caller name (from Contacts) and Recents don’t display.

  4. Dave Nielsen

    06/09/2019 at 1:28 pm

    After updating to 12.3.1 my iPhone 6 will not connect to the internet unless connected to a WiFi network. Not happy…

  5. Glenn

    06/13/2019 at 8:24 am

    I’ve had problems with GPS accurately displaying my location since the update to 12.3.1. My compass is off at times too. It’s not always wrong, but most often both malfunction. It’s a major problem if you use Google or Apple Maps often! I’ve reset network settings and all settings. Last to do is erase and reset?

  6. Muhammad Shamroz Idrees

    07/04/2019 at 11:41 pm

    After updating of 12.3.1 version in my Iphobe it creates some hanging problems. Sometimes i am stuck to open other applications.

  7. Jordan

    07/11/2019 at 8:08 am

    Since updating to 12.3.1, my iPhone 6 stopped being able to find a network completely, it just keeps saying “searching”. The “LTE” fixes seem to have broken it.

  8. Mohamad kamarul hak

    07/26/2019 at 11:20 am

    When i update my phone 6 plus it affect my fringer not working or battery is also problem why my fingering plz solve this issue plz

  9. L.h. Glass

    08/18/2019 at 11:21 am

    Apple does this intentionally. They want to force you to buy newer devices. Which is why so many ditched apple and jumped to the competition. After using Apple products for so long. I’m about to do the same. Sick of the greed. If they have nothing left maybe then they will look back and say yea. I guess we shouldn’t have done that. Ya think?

  10. therayyanias

    08/22/2019 at 10:42 am

    after upgrading to ios 12.4 my iphone 6 fingerprints can’t activate and the battery very fast draining. disappointed with apple, i’m ready to find android back

  11. Sam

    09/01/2019 at 2:39 am

    I’m unable to activate TOUCH ID on my phone after downloading the new IOS software (12.4.1). The toggles are off and when I turn them on I get an error message which says “failed to set up Touch ID, please try again later”…been doing that all morning. Send help please.

  12. dileep

    09/04/2019 at 6:20 am

    after updating to 12.4.1 my mobile display is not spreading entire the screen it was left blank 1mm from the bottom

  13. Dave

    09/09/2019 at 7:27 pm

    This ios firmware screwed up 2 of my iphone 6+.

    After upgrade, the both phones were restarting randomly. After doing a restore/recovery procedure, both phones cannot boot up anymore.

  14. Air

    09/14/2019 at 3:27 pm

    After updating to iOS 12.4 my Iphone6 has no service tried everything the internet told me to try to fixing the problem nothing worked no resets no turning it off. Contacted the carrier said it was fine on their end. Idk waiting for next update if that doesn’t work I’m switching to android. Done with iPhones greed.

  15. happy wheels

    09/27/2019 at 12:39 am

    “After updating to 12.3.1 my iPhone 6 will not connect to the internet unless connected to a WiFi network. Not happy…” Me too.

  16. Maj

    09/29/2019 at 9:37 pm

    After updating to 12.4.2, wifi drops connectivity always. I know this is the culprit as I did not update my iphone 5 and it has a stronger connectivity. Now my older phone is better.

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