What’s New in iOS 12.1.1

Apple yesterday released iOS 12.1.1 which is probably the last iOS 12 release for this year. Despite being a minor point release, iOS 12.1.1 comes with a number of feature enhancements and bug fixes which are aimed at improving the overall usability of the OS and fix those niggling problems.

If you are wondering what’s new in iOS 12.1.1, check out the change-log below containing all the nitty-gritty details.

  • Expanded eSIM support on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
  • Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
  • One tap button to flip between camera during FaceTime call
  • Ability to capture Live Photo during one-to-one FaceTime call
  • Option to hide sidebar in News app on iPad in landscape
  • Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch

While not related to iPhone or iPad, the HomePod OS 12.1.1 update adds support for Mainland China and Hong Kong.

As for the expanded eSIM support, it will lead to U.S. carriers like Verizon supporting the feature on iPhone XS.

There are plenty of bug fixes in iOS 12.1.1 as well which are as follows:

  • Fixes an issue with time zone not being updated automatically
  • Fixes an issue when Face ID becomes temporarily unavailable
  • Address an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
  • Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
  • Fixes a bug that prevented Voice Memos recording from uploading to iCloud
  • Improved stability for dictation and VoiceOver

If you have noticed any other change, drop a comment and let us know!