What's new in iOS 12.1.1?

Apple has released iOS 12.1.1 – most likely the last public build iOS 12 this year. While this update is mostly focused on improving performance, it still introduces a number of improvements, fixes a few bugs and improves the overall operating system usability.


Here is the complete changelog:

  • Preview notifications with tactile touch on iPhone XR.
  • Dual SIM cards (one of which is eSIM) on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now supported by more mobile operators (in Russia eSIM still don't work).
  • Switch between front and rear cameras with one tap during a FaceTime call.
  • Ability to take Live Photos during one-to-one FaceTime calls.
  • Text Broadcast (RTT) is available during Wi-Fi calls to iPad and iPod touch.
  • Improved stability for dictation and VoiceOver.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Face ID to be temporarily unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the visual autoresponder to fail to load for some users.
  • Fixed an issue where predictive text suggestions might not appear in the Messages app when typing on Chinese and Japanese keyboards.
  • An issue where voice recordings in the Dictaphone application might not be uploaded to iCloud has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug due to which time zones may not update automatically.

This build also fixes bugs and introduces new features for HomePod, including:

  • Support in mainland China and Hong Kong.
  • The LEDs on HomePod light up during Group FaceTime calls.

If you notice other changes not listed in the lists above, write about it in the comments!

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