Apple’s iOS 12.1.1 update is causing problems for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners.
The company’s finally pulled its long-awaited iOS 12.1.1 point upgrade from beta testing. The software is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models worldwide.
The company’s iOS 12.1.1 update fixes several bugs and performance issues, but some users are running into trouble with the latest version of iOS 12.
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users are running into installation issues, abnormal battery drain, connectivity issues, and problems with Face ID and Touch ID. These are all common problems and most of them can be fixed in minutes.
We’re also hearing about an assortment of bugs and glitches including issues with the lock screen, Control Center bugs, and Notification bugs.
In this guide to iOS 12, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.1, and iOS 12.1.1 problems we’ll take you through the most glaring issues. This is a partial list and we expect the list of problems to grow as more people download iOS 12.1.1.
Our walkthrough will also show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iOS 12.1.1 problems and direct you to a few resources that could come in handy if and when you run into trouble.
We’ll also touch on the iOS 12.1 downgrade and a few things you can expect from Apple and the future of iOS 12.
iOS 12.1.1 Problems
While some iOS 12.1.1 problems users are seeing are brand new, others have carried over from the iOS 11 update and the first three versions of iOS 12.
The iOS 12.1.1 download is getting stuck on some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. If this happens, you’ll want to hard reset your device. This usually resolves the problem and gets the download going again.
We’re also seeing reports about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues, GPS problems, 3D Touch problems, landscape problems, issues with Siri, user interface lag, lockups, freezes, app crashes, AirPlay problems, an issue where the Messages app is sending messages to unintended recipients. and problems updating apps on the App Store.
iOS 12.1.1 lasts in Geekbench 4‘s battery test 6.63 % shorter than iOS 12.1 for me.
This test was performed on an iPhone SE, your results may vary. #iOS1211 #iOS121 #Battery pic.twitter.com/NpMpVzKG4X
— iSpeedtestOS (@iSpeedtest0S) December 5, 2018
— Dan (@DanS916) December 9, 2018
@AppleSupport since I updated to ios 12.1 my battery life on my iPhone 6s has been dreadful. I've since updated to 12.1.1 and it's still appalling.
— le Dog (@the3dge0fSan1ty) December 10, 2018
Je suis la seule à avoir des lag sur iOS 12 (1.1) …?
— Gaëlle (@_Ganelle) December 9, 2018
Some iOS 12 users are also reporting washed out colors across the user interface. We haven’t noticed this problem on any of our devices, but looks like it’s fairly widespread. Many of the complaints come from iPhone X users.
Developers are currently hard at work updating their apps with support for iOS 12, but many third-party apps are bugged or broken. iOS 12 users on the MacRumors forums have put together a long list of apps that are running poorly on iOS 12.
We’re also seeing reports about bugs and glitches. The list includes a lock screen orientation glitch in Control Center, a Folder in Dock bug, a lock screen time issue, and glitchy widgets.
The official Apple discussion forums, Reddit, and social media sites like Twitter are starting to fill up with complaints about iOS 12.1.1 and we expect the list to grow as we push further away from the release date.
If you haven’t downloaded iOS 12.1.1 yet we recommend preparing your device for the download. A little prep can go a long way toward preventing problems.
To assist you we’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and our checklist will take you through the most important things you need to do before you install iOS 12.1.1.
Where to Find iOS 12.1.1 Reviews
If you’re running iOS 12.1.1 or you’re thinking about upgrading it’s important to dig into feedback from iOS 12.1.1 users. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and potential benefits as well.
We’ve released our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 12.1.1 update right now and it will help get you started. If you’re on the fence about making the move to iOS 12.1.1 due to its problems, this is a good starting point.
How to Fix iOS 12.1.1 Problems
Most iOS 12.1.1 problems can be fixed from the comfort of a computer chair or couch. Others will require a fix from Apple.
If you’re running into trouble on iOS 12.1.1, there’s no need to panic. We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common iOS 12 problems. This is a great place to start.
We’ve also released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and also one that outlines ways to fix iOS 12 battery life problems.
If you’re unable to find a fix for your problem in our guides, you should go to Apple’s discussion forums for help. If Apple’s forums aren’t helpful, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the company’s website.
If Apple’s online services fail you, you might want to schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. If you have one.
They should be able to diagnose your issue within minutes and provide you with a fix or a replacement depending on your warranty and problem.
You Can Downgrade to iOS 12.1
If you run into trouble on iOS 12.1.1 you can try downgrading to the previous version.
Apple’s signing off on 12.1 which means you can take advantage of a loophole and drop your device back down to iOS 12.1 in an effort to improve performance.
Unfortunately, Apple’s closed off the downgrade paths to iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.0 and iOS 11. There’s currently no way back to any of those updates.
For more about how the downgrade process works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.
If you’re struggling on iOS 12.1, you might be on your own for a few weeks.
Apple’s confirmed an iOS 12.1.2 update, but there’s no guarantee it arrives in 2018. In fact, we’d be surprised if Apple pulled it from beta this year.
If you’re really struggling on iOS 12.1.1, the iOS 12.1.2 beta is worth a try. Betas are typically plagued with bugs and performance issues, but there’s a chance you see a boost.
For more on the iOS 12.1.2 beta, take a look at our guide.
Install iOS 12.1.1 for Better Security
If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.1.1.
If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12.1.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today. Apple's iOS 12.1.1 update comes with new security patches that will help protect your phone.
In all, there are 17 patches for potential security exploits and you can read about them over on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get its 24 patches with your version of iOS 12.1.1. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.1.1 update brings two additional patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits.
If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.1.1 update comes with a longer list of security updates.
The iOS 12.0 update delivered 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:
Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12.1.1 today.
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