Alongside tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2 and the HomePod 12.1.1 update, Apple also released a minor update for its iPhones and iPad with iOS 12.1.1. The new iOS update is mainly here to add performance improvements and fix bugs, but it also adds a new Haptic Touch feature for iPhone XR users and better dual-SIM support to the new iPhone range among other things.
Yes, iPhone XR users who have been getting used to Haptic Touch, Apple’s 3D Touch alternative, can now use the feature in one more new area, the notifications tray.
Users can now press down on a notification to preview it the notifications tray, which was earlier only available for devices with 3D Touch.
Also coming to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and the XS Max is the Dual SIM feature with support for additional carriers.
Finally, Apple made switching between the front-facing camera and the rear camera simple. You can now just use a single tap to flip between the two instead of multiple taps needed to pull off the same in the previous update.
iOS 12.1.1 also brings Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls.
For iPad users, there is now an option to hide the sidebar in the News app when viewed in landscape orientation.
Real-time text (RTT) is now also available when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and the iPod Touch.
As for the bug fixes, you can have a look at the complete changelog given below:
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 and 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