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Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: Should You Upgrade?




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Here's everything you need to know…

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Who Is It For

iOS 12.1.4 is an urgent release for all iOS 12 compatible devices: iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch or later. Compatible devices should automatically be prompted to upgrade, but you can also trigger this manually by going to Settings & gt; General & gt; Software Update . Beta testers running iOS 12.2 (more about this at the end), you must unroll your device for iOS 12.1.4 to appear.

Weighing in at approximately 500MB, this is a surprisingly large upgrade for a dedicated bug fix. That said, it's the most essential fix in iPhone history.

The Deal Breakers

Yes, iOS 12.1.4 will break jailbroken devices. These could be enough to get some off-the-shelf jailbreakers, so far behind current iOS releases, you're unlikely to be affected by the Big One .

As for early user reports across forums and social media, iOS 12.1.4 does introduce new problems and fail to fix existing ones. [] and performance issues with AirPods playback and TouchID .

disabled and data owners – something that has ] hit users worldwide .

That said, iOS 12.1.4 remains an essential upgrade. And this is why …

So What Do You Get?

Clarifying what was initially very vague release notes (" iOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users "), Apple has since customs MacRumors the update does indeed, the headline grabbing faceTime flaw which allowed callers to access .

In addition to this, Apple's official security page states a flaw in Live Photos have been fixed along with two serious memory exploits which a Google security engine (credited with finding them) confirmed [19659003]

Apple iOS 12.1.4 Verdict: Upgrade

It is clear that iOS 12.1.4 is from bug-free but, given the severity of FaceTime flaw the fixes, it must be considered an essential update. The only exception to this is iPhones and iPads running much older versions of iOS since the vulnerability only affected devices running iOS 12.1 or later.

Note: this article will be continually updated, so be sure to bookmark it and check back to see if any further problems or fixes have emerged. That said, this is an update for iPhone and iPad owners simply must install.

The Road Ahead

Apple is currently beta testing iOS 12.2 and it brings HomeKit TV Support, Home Controls for TVs, AirQuality to Apple Maps, upgrades to Safari, design tweaks to multiple apps and much more.

That said, Apple must also be focused on fixing the serious WiFi and cellular data problems which continue to hamper a significant number of iPhone owners.

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The most important upgrade in iOS history is here (why? Read here ) So should iPhone and iPad owners upgrade, or did
   Apple
  
make a mess of it?

Here's everything you need to know…

Who Is It For?

iOS 12.1.4 is an urgent release for all iOS 12 compatible devices: iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch or later. Compatible devices should automatically be prompted to upgrade, but you can also trigger this manually by going to Settings> General> Software Update . Beta testers running iOS 12.2 (more about this at the end), you must unroll your device for iOS 12.1.4 to appear.

Weighing in at approximately 500MB, this is a surprisingly large upgrade for a dedicated bug fix. That said, it's the most essential fix in iPhone history.

The Deal Breakers

Yes, iOS 12.1.4 will break jailbroken devices. These could be enough to get some off-the-shelf jailbreakers, so far behind current iOS releases, you're unlikely to be affected by [TheBigOne].

As for early user reports across forums and social media, iOS 12.1.4 does introduce new problems and fail to fix existing ones. [] and performance issues with AirPods playback and TouchID .

 

disabled and data owners – something that has – something that has ] hit users worldwide .

That said, iOS 12.1.4 remains an essential upgrade. And this is why …

So What Do You Get?

Clarifying what was initially very vague release notes (" iOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users "), Apple has since customs MacRumors the update does indeed, the headline grabbing FaceTime flaw which allowed callers to access .

In addition to this, Apple's official security page states a flaw in Live Photos have been fixed along with two serious memory exploits which a Google security engine (credited with finding them) confirmed [19659083]

Apple iOS 12.1.4 Verdict: Upgrade

It is clear that iOS 12.1.4 is from bug-free but, given the severity of FaceTime flaw the fixes, it must be considered an essential update. The only exception to this is iPhones and iPads running much older versions of iOS since the vulnerability only affected devices running iOS 12.1 or later.

Note: this article will be continually updated, so be sure to bookmark it and check back to see if any further problems or fixes have emerged. That said, this is an update for iPhone and iPad owners simply must install.

The Road Ahead

Apple is currently beta testing iOS 12.2 and it brings HomeKit TV Support, Home Controls for TVs, AirQuality to Apple Maps, upgrades to Safari, design tweaks to multiple apps and much more.

That said, Apple must also focus on fixing the serious WiFi and cellular data problems which continue to hamper a significant number of iPhone owners.

___

Follow Gordon on Twitter Facebook and Google+

More On Forbes

Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: It's A Big One

Apple iOS 12.1.3 Continuous iPhone Cellular Data Problems

Apple iOS 12.1.2 Causes iPhones WiFi Problems

Apple iOS 12.1.2 Has a Serious Cellular Data Problem

Apple iOS 12.1.1 Killing 4G For Some Users


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