Apple has released iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad today with a handful of remarkable improvements. The latest software update includes enhancements to FaceTime, Haptic Touch on iPhone XR and more.
tvOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and HomePod 12.1.1 updates are also out today as Apple prepares HomePod for its debut in China.
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For FaceTime users, iOS 12.1.1 includes an enhanced user interface that makes it much easier to switch between the camera front and back during conversations. The button was moved to iOS 12 to accommodate new effects and eventually Group FaceTime, but it simply requires too many cranes to be found every time.
FaceTime users can now also record live images (images that include video and audio) during FaceTime, calling between two users again. iOS 12 removed this feature with Group FaceTime in mind, but users actively voted for removal by removal, so now it returns (just not for Group FaceTime calls).
For iPhone XR users, software update brings the Haptic Touch feature to expand alerts with a long press. Apple Watch users will also notice that the Watch app app icon is now updated to look more like the redesigned Apple Watch Series 4.
Complete iOS 12.1.1 release notes below:
iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes errors for iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include:
Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
Dual SIM with eSIM for more carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
One tap to flip between the camera back and forth during a FaceTime call
Live Photo capture under One-to-One FaceTime calls
The ability to hide the sideline of News on iPad in landscape orientation
Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
Stability Enhancements for Dictation and VoiceOver
Resolves a problem where face ID may be temporarily unavailable
Warns a problem that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
Fixes a problem in Messages that can prevent predictive text suggestions when writing on Chinese or Japanese keyboard
Warns a problem that can prevent voice memo recording from being uploaded to iCloud
Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically
This release also adds features and fixes errors for HomePod, including:
Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
HomePod LEDs Lights During Group FaceTime Calls
And MacOS 10.14.2 Release Notes:
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