iPhone: What’s New in iOS 12.1.1?

Apple has just released iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad that has lots of changes and improvements. The major change that we can see is to the FaceTime, Haptic Touch on iPhone Xr and more.

So the first notable change includes the ability to switch between the front-facing and rear camera during FaceTime calls. Along with that, FaceTime users can now capture the Live Photos during FaceTime calls which were removed previously.

This new update has also added a simple feature to iPhone Xr. Users will experience a haptic feedback when long pressed on notification to expand it.

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Here is a complete release note that will provide more details on what’s new in iOS 12.1.1

  • 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 VoiceOver
  • 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 has also released tvOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and HomePod 12.1.1.