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What’s new in iOS 12.0.1 update: 7 things to know

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What's new in iOS 12.0.1 update: 7 things to know

The iOS 12 update that brought forward incremental changes to iOS 11 was released soon after the launch of the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR and now the first follow-up update to it — iOS 12.0.1 — has been released too

The iOS 12.0.1, which is 81.3MB in size, brings forward bug fixes and improvements for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 12.0.1 features the following 7 fixes

  • iPhone XS charging issue: Users had been complaining about charging issues on iPhone XS where you would plug in the device to the lightning cable, but it wouldn’t start charging immediately. This issue has been fixed.
  • iPhone XS WiFi issue: An issue that causes iPhone XS to rejoin a WiFi network at 2.4GHz instead of the higher 5GHz has been fixed.
  • iPad keypad issue: Another problem with iOS 12 on iPad where the position of the “.?123” keys were changed has been fixed by reverting them to their original position on the iPad keyboard.
  • Subtitles issue: Another issue where subtitles were not appearing for some video apps has been fixed too.
  • Bluetooth issue: Another instance where Bluetooth could become unavailable has also been fixed.

Also read: iPhone’s Bluetooth and WiFi don’t turn off via control centre of iOS 12

Security fixes

In addition to the abug fixes mentioned above for the iPhone and iPad, the iOS 12.0.1 update also brings the following security fixes:

  • VoiceOver: Due to a lock screen bug, a local attacker could be able to view photos and contacts from the lock screen of a device. Apple has fixed this issue with this update by restricting the options offered on a locked device.
  • Quick Look: Another lock screen issue allowed a local attacker to access the share function on a locked device and share items from a lock screen. The issue was fixed too by restricting the options being offered on a locked device.

These updates are available for iPhone 5s, and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.

What's new in iOS 12.0.1 update: 7 things to know

Whenever an update is rolled out, you usually see a notification in your device’s drop-down tray, but if you don’t, you can check for the update manually. Go to your device’s Settings, then tap on General –> Software Update. 

You should see the available update here. If your device is already updated to the latest version it supports, that will be displayed here too.

If you do not wish to update your device manually, then you can also toggle on the Automatic Updates option you see there.

Also read: iPhone XS vs XS Max vs XR: 10 Similarities and Differences

Feeroz Shaani

Feeroz Shaani

Advisor at Candid.Technology, Feeroz is a journalist with 36 years of experience in print, digital, and television. After graduating from Delhi University, he began his journalistic journey with India’s leading news agency Press Trust of India, in 1986. After working for nine years in print media, he became the first batch of media professionals to switch to electronic media in 1995. Since then, he has worked with different news channels and digital media.