Apple releases iOS 8.1.2 update, includes ringtone purchase fix, security changes (updated)

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Date: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 13:44
Category: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, News, security, Software

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Per 9to5Mac, Apple has released iOS 8.1.2 as an over-the-air software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The latest release contains bug fixes for users as well as a fix for a problem regarding ringtones purchased from Apple being removed from devices. Other fixes include a fix for keyboards that may not appear in Safari, Maps, or other third-party apps in iOS simulator and it offers Siri support for Singapore English, Repairing a bug that caused Notifications to fail to open an app and a fix for an issue that caused WatchKit apps to stop working in iOS 8 simulator.

For users subject to the reported issues involving ringtones purchased through iTunes, Apple points users to itunes.com/restore-tones for recovering those purchases.


The release of iOS 8.1.2 is the latest maintenance update following iOS 8.1.1 on November 17th which targeted improving iPhone 4s and iPad 2 performance under iOS 8. Apple released iOS 8.1 on October 20th bringing support for Apple Pay to iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 users.

For developers, Apple issued a beta version of the upcoming iOS 8.2 release on November 18th alongside WatchKit for building and testing applications for the Apple Watch which we expect to be released this spring.

Today’s software update release is available for all devices running iOS 8 including the iPhone 4s and later, the iPad 2 and later and the fifth-generation iPod touch.

If you’ve tried the iOS 8.1.2 update and have any feedback, positive or negative to report, please let us know in the comments.

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