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iOS 12.1.1 Coming Today With Expanded eSIM Support, FaceTime Live Photos, Face ID Bug Fix, and More

Apple will be releasing iOS 12.1.1 today, likely around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time as usual, with several new features and bug fixes, including eSIM support for additional carriers on the latest iPhones, Live Photos support in FaceTime, Haptic Touch for notifications on iPhone XR, a Face ID bug fix, and more.


iOS 12.1.1 release notes:
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 along with 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

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
iOS 12.1.1 will be the minimum required iOS version for viewing ECG-related data in the Health app on iPhone from the ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4, but we'll have to wait on the release of watchOS 5.1.2 for that.

Related Roundup: iOS 12


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6 days ago at 09:25 am
One tap to flip the camera in a FaceTime call once again. THANK GOD!
Rating: 16 Votes
6 days ago at 09:26 am
Does it fix the LTE issues with the crappy Intel Modem inside my iPhone XS Max?
Rating: 7 Votes
6 days ago at 09:25 am


- One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call


Oh thank god. That was maddening!
Rating: 5 Votes
6 days ago at 09:23 am
Does that mean Watch OS 5.1.2 is coming too?
Rating: 5 Votes
6 days ago at 09:24 am
Hopefully this means the new watchOS is coming with support for ECG!
Rating: 4 Votes
6 days ago at 09:45 am
Will TMobile allow e sim now
Rating: 2 Votes
6 days ago at 09:35 am

Hopefully this means the new watchOS is coming with support for ECG!


Really hoping to see the ECG feature released too!

And even more, hoping for a way to get it on my watch here in Denmark.

Fingers crossed!
Rating: 2 Votes
6 days ago at 09:39 am

One tap to flip the camera in a FaceTime call once again. THANK GOD!


Yes, the current process is stupid. How could anyone think that it was ok ?
Rating: 2 Votes
6 days ago at 09:37 am
C'mon WatchOS 5.1.2, lets go!!!!
Rating: 2 Votes
6 days ago at 09:46 am

Somewhere in Apple a hand is hovering over a keyboard to stop signing iOS 12.1

Probably won't be happening for at least some weeks, if not longer.
Rating: 1 Votes

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