Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2 and tvOS 12.1.1

Apple has released minor updates across all their platforms including iOS 12.1.1, watchOS 5.1.2, macOS 10.14.2 and tvOS 12.1.1 for all compatible devices. Let's take a closer look at each of these updates for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and Apple TV.

Apple iOS 12.1.1

The iOS 12.1.1 is a minor update for the iPhone and iPad, as Apple continues to improve its 12.0 release by fixing bugs and optimizing the performance across all the devices. Some of the new features from the update include the reintroduction of Live Photo capability within FaceTime, a revamped menu experience within FaceTime, and slight UI/UX changes in the native Apple News app for iPad. iPhone XR owners now also have access to Haptic Touch feedback when expanding notifications as part of the replacement for 3D Touch.

Apple iOS 12.1.1 Changelog

iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:
  • NOtification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR.
  • Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
  • One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call.
  • Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls.
  • The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation.
  • Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch.
  • Stability improvements for dictation and Voice Over
Bug fixes include:
  • Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable.
  • Addresses 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.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud.
  • Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically.
This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:
  • Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
  • HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls.
Apple iOS 12.1.1 Download Links

While you can easily download and install the iOS 12.1.1 update automatically by heading to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. You can also manually download the iPSW file and install it using iTunes on your computer. For advanced users, the iPSW files can be found below

Apple watchOS 5.1.2

While Apple faced some issues with the release of watchOS 5.1 to the public, they seem to be back on track with watchOS 5.1.2. This release contains a host of new Complications for certain watch faces on Apple Watch Series 4 as well as a new toggle within Control Center to quickly toggle the Walkie-Talkie functionality on and off. New Complications mean additional versatility along with a heap of bug fixed in this release. In addition to all this, watchOS 5.1.2 also enables ECG functionality on the new Series 4 Apple Watch as long as their region is set to the US region.

Apple macOS 10.14.2

The macOS 10.14.2 update is all about stability, bug fixes, and ensuring that the best possible experience is achieved across all compatible Macs. There don't seem to be any new features in this release which aims to give Mac users the smoothest experience possible on their devices.

Apple tvOS 12.1.1

Much like with macOS, tvOS 12.1.1 appears to be a stability update which aims to improve the overall experience for users on the platform.

Updates for each of your devices will be pushed out OTA (over-the-air) and you will be able to initiate the update once you receive a notification. You can also try to manually check for the update on your device by heading to its relevant 'Software Update' section.

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