IOS 12.1.2 update reportedly causing widespread cellular data outages

Yolanda Curtis
December 26, 2018

The problem is affecting iPhone users in North and South America, Europe and Asia, with USA users seemingly the worst hit.

The change makes flawless sense considering that so many applications have in-app purchases enabled and that so many of them use a subscription-based revenue model. The account appears to be directing them to restart and update carrier settings. That update was also promised to fix an issue impacting cellular connectivity on the 2018 iPhone models in Turkey. Making matters even worse, Apple announced that it would stop reporting iPhone units sales figures along with its quarterly reports.


Apple's iOS 12.1.2 update looks to be bringing more problems with it than fixes.

If you're an Apple iPhone user and have not upgraded your device to the latest iOS update, then we'd strongly advise you to steer away from iOS 12.1.2. This iOS released has no security updates, but comes with software tweaks which have managed to address China's "any possible concern" issue which was concerned with Apple's compliance with a court order which banned selling their older iPhone models in China. But some iPhone users who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.2 are getting an experience that is rather frustrating.


According to some users, they are having difficulty accessing cellular data despite having to re-insert their SIMs or hard resetting their devices. This year hasn't been a good one for the company, which in the past has been known to break iPhone sales records with each new launch.

Another big letdown from Apple is the AirPower charging mat. Users noted that the company had sent them notifications which promoted the "Carpool Karaoke" show. It's not clear how widespread this bug is, but it's undoubtedly a little more than an inconvenience for users who encounter it. These push notifications inform users about upgrading to the latest iPhone.


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