Some iPhone users on iOS 12.1.2 are having cellular data, calling, and texting issues

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The iOS 12.1.2 update was pushed out last week and was supposed to fix issues with eSIM.

Typically, when you upgrade to a new version of a mobile operating system you expect a few new features and maybe a better user experience. But some iPhone users who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.2 are getting an experience that is rather frustrating. Some of these iPhones, all in different regions, are unable to use cellular data, make or answer calls, or send and receive text messages. This isn’t supposed to be a feature, at least we don’t think it’s supposed to be.

The iOS 12.1.2 update was pushed out last week and was supposed to fix issues with eSIM on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. The update was also supposed to fix a standing cellular connectivity issue for some users in Turkey. The update was one of two that kept the same version number but had a different build number. But it seems the updates haven’t fixed any of the issues currently being exhibited.

iPhone users in Asia, Europe, South America, and North America have expressed themselves on Twitter talking about how they’re no longer able to use LTE data on their devices. Other people have reported not being able to make phone calls or are unable to send and receive text messages, while a handful of users are also having issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Apple has yet to acknowledge the issue with iOS 12.1.2 but given the amount of social media buzz, they likely know about it. Apple typically doesn’t address these issues publicly until their hand is forced, so they’ll likely quietly push a new update once it’s ready. For now, there are a mess of people unable to use their devices. If you’ve yet to update to the latest iOS, you might want to wait until Apple pushes 12.1.3 out.

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It’s definitely a bummer for those who are on this version, because it kills some basic functionality that we all depend on with our smartphones. Apple will most likely fix this issue, but it’s a matter of when. What do you readers think about the current issues with iOS 12.1.2? Are any of you affected from the update? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

 Source: techspot
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