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iOS 12.1.4 addresses serious security issues, but causes problems for some users

By Cal Jeffrey · 5 replies
Feb 11, 2019
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  1. Most notably iOS 12.1.4 addresses the notorious Group FaceTime bug, which made several headlines last week. Group FaceTime was taken offline when it was reported that users could use it to eavesdrop on others. The latest version of the mobile operating system reenables the feature.

    Unfortunately, the update introduces some new problems for some users. At least one user has complained that after installing, his phone will no longer “accept any SIM.” Another owner lost connectivity with his SIM card as well and calls iOS 12.1.4 an “utter failure.” Still, others have found that their phone will not connect to WiFi after that update.

    Forbes has compiled a list of numerous other complaints. Gripes against 12.1.4 include degraded performance of AirPods, Touch ID, voice memos, cellular, and other features. However, many of these issues have been going on since the iOS 12.1.2 update. The real problem is that users who were not being affected by some of these afflictions before are now finding their devices suffering.

    So far I have been lucky and have not encountered any of the bugs that have been reported seemingly with each new update of iOS. I installed 12.1.4 last Friday and have not had any problems with it so far.

    Despite the reported issues, iOS 12.1.4 is a crucial update that should not go ignored. The security fixes are critical enough that users should probably risk encountering one or more of the reported issues than to go without the patch. For those who are experiencing trouble, hopefully, Apple will get its act together for 12.1.5.

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  2. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 483   +356

    I've not had any issues either, all good with iOS 12.1.4.
    ghostf1re and Humza like this.
  3. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,446   +1,440

    The main purpose of it is to close the vulnerabilities that were published recently allowing for the 12.1.2 jailbreak. Any time a jailbreak gets released, it’s generally best practice to hold off on upgrading for a bit... of course, if you actually want to jailbreak, then obviously don’t upgrade past 12.1.2 at all.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,684   +775

    Apple needs to get their shiznit together and be more thorough in their testing or some are gonna jump ship. I'm still running 12.1.1 and am staying right here, because it has been solid as a rock so far. I don't use any of that crap they are talking about anyway. A lot of the updates have also been specific to certain models and I'm still running an iphone SE.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,755   +1,490

    I would be too, but it died of a heart transplant so I moved to a 6S on 12.1.3 and happy.
  6. Danster1616

    Danster1616 TS Enthusiast Posts: 33

    Big corps are spying on everyone anyway there is no stopping it.

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