iOS 7.1.2 is here. Despite some bug fixes, some users have reported some annoying issues. Learn all about the new features, fixes, and freezing bugs related to this iOS update.
1. iOS 7.1.2 Offers Upgrades & Better Functionality
Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with iBeacon, Mail attachment, third-party accessory fixes http://t.co/em2tydRG6M
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) June 30, 2014
Macworld notes the host of new features in iOS 7.1.2. Among the most notable are mail encryption, as well as improvements to iBeacon connectivity and stability. In addition, bug fixes and security patches were included in the update.
2. iOS 7.1.2 Has a Reported Freezing Bug (With an Easy Fix)
— Jessica Johannes (@jessjohannes) July 1, 2014
A number of iOS users have reported an annoying bug in iOS 7.1.2 when they download the update via Software Update on their iOS device or via iTunes. Basically what occurs is a “freeze” in the middle of the update process, and the install pauses around the 1/3 or halfway mark.
While this update bug is annoying, there is a very easy fix. Simply give you device a hard reboot. According to iPhone Hacks, that hard reboot will enable the update to finish installing. Here’s a breakdown of the process from iPhone Hacks:
“Here’s what to do: hold down the Home and Sleep/Wake button for several seconds. Do not let go until the screen goes dark, and you see the Apple logo appear. Release the button combination, and wait for the device to boot back to life.
This should complete the update, so make sure to check through Settings –> General — About, and see that you’re on iOS 7.1.2. If you’re not, just go through the update process again, and you should be good to go.”
3. iOS 7.1.2 Has Been Jailbroken
Learn more about this update and its jailbreak status in the video above.
The latest untethered jailbreak is already compatible with iOS 7.1.2, according to BGR:
“Just over an hour after Apple seeded iOS 7.1.2 to the public, 9to5Mac confirmed that the Pangu untethered jailbreak originally released for iOS 7.1.1 still works on iOS devices…The development team behind Pangu updated the jailbreak to version 1.1 over the weekend, bringing native OS X support and an English interface to the app, which was previously only available on Windows in Chinese.”
CNET has a little bit more info that outlines the difference between a tethered and untethered jailbreak:
“Unlike a tethered jailbreak, an untethered one eliminates the need to connect your mobile device to your computer each time you restart it. Jailbreaking itself allows you to make changes to iOS and to install apps not found or permitted in the Apple App Store, a practice that Apple continually tries to stamp out.”
4. iOS 7.1.2 Doesn’t Have Issues of iOS 7.1.1
A number of iPhone users are still feeling skittish about updating to iOS 7.1.2, as the previous update to iOS had a major issue. The Daily Mail noted that the iOS 7.1.1 update that launched back in April caused some users to lose all their data, essentially bricking their phones. In this case, the bug only emerged where users downloaded the upgrade as an over-the-air update. Those users who installed the update over iTunes were unaffected.
5. New Update Also Expected for iOS 8 Beta This Month
According to Apple Insider, iOS 8 Beta 3 will drop on July 8. The full, final version of iOS 8 is expected to launch sometime this fall.