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iOS 12.1.1 Brings FaceTime Live Photos, Expands eSIM Support And More

iOS 12.1.1 software update

iOS 12.1.1 software update.

After several weeks of beta testing, Apple has rolled out iOS 12.1.1. This the third software update of the 12th iOS generation after the minor iOS 12.0.1 upgrade and the important iOS 12.1 release. According to Apple iOS 12.1.1 “adds features and fixes bugs” for your iPhone and iPad.

Among the new features highlighted on the software update screen we find extended support for eSIM on compatible devices. This means that the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners have more carriers that support Apple’s Dual SIM option. Another important change coming in iOS 12.1.1 is the updated FaceTime interface that now allows you to change between rear- and front-facing cameras with a single tap. Also, there is an option to capture Live Photos during one-to-one FaceTime calls.

iPhone XR owners haven’t been left out either. To compensate the lack of 3D Touch, Apple has enabled Lock Screen notification preview with the help of haptic touch. This allows users to long press on a notification in order to expand it and unveil additional content.

Also worth mentioning is that iOS 12.1.1 includes support for the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG feature. This will become available along with watchOS 5.1.2 and will allow smartwatch owners to perform a single-lead ECG reading by placing the finger on the Watches Digital Crown!

How To Update iOS 12.1.1
As usual, over-the-air is the best and quickest way to update to the most recent iOS version. Open the Settings app, tap on General and select Software Update. Once iOS 12.1.1 is found, review the update log and hit Download and Install. Make sure that the device’s battery level is over 50%. Provide your Passcode, Agree with the terms and be patient until the new software is deployed on your iPhone or iPad.

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iOS 12.1.1 Full Update Log

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

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