Common iOS 12.1.2 Problems And Their Fixes

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The iOS 12.1.2 update includes fixes for a number of problems, but iOS users have still discovered problems in this public update.

The current list of problems in iOS 12.1.2 is screen time problem, issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Touch ID, and many more. Although some problems might require a deeper fix from Apple, others can be fixed easily just by doing a few steps.

In this post, we’ll show you fixes for the most common iOS 12.1.2 problems. If you’re facing FaceTime problems, connectivity issues, or something else, try our solutions before contacting with customer service or taking your device to the Apple Store.

iOS 12.1.2 Problems And Their Fixes

Installation Problems

If the download installation of iOS 12.1.2 gets stuck, there’s a simple fix for this problem. All you need is to hard reset your iOS device. If you are using older phones like iPhone 6S, hold down the Home + Power button at the same time until it reboots.

If you are using an iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, simply hold the Volume Down + Power button. If you are using iPhone 8 and higher, quickly press volume up, and volume down, then hold the Power button.

If the download time is too long, you should wait a few minutes and try again or check your internet connection. The problem might come from your router.

Bluetooth Problems

Bluetooth problems can occur at any time and they are tricky to fix. If you cannot connect your iPhone/iPad to other Bluetooth devices, here are a few solutions that’ve already worked on the previous versions.

First, you need to forget the Bluetooth connection on your iPhone/iPad

  • Go to your Settings > Bluetooth.
  • Choose the connection with the “i” in the circle.
  • Tap on Forget this Device.
  • Reconnect to it again.

If it doesn’t work, you should reset the Network Settings on your phone. To do so:

  • Head to your Settings.
  • Tap on General > Reset.
  • Choose Reset Network Settings.

The process will take a while and all known Bluetooth devices will be forgotten. It also forgets the known Wi-Fi networks so you should have your passwords handy. After that, try reconnecting your iOS device and check if it works.

You can also try resetting your phone settings back to the factory defaults. To do so:

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Tap General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

The process will also forget all known Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, so you need to have the proper credentials handy.

Wi-Fi Problems

If you are dealing with slow network speeds or dropped internet connections after the iOS 12.1.2 update, here are a few things you should do.

Before proceeding, you should first check your connection. If your phone is connected to the home Wi-Fi network, unplug the router for a couple of minutes and plug it back in.

If you are not able to access the router or there is nothing to do with your Wi-Fi network, then you should dig into Settings. First, try forgetting the Wi-Fi network that is dealing with trouble.

  • Head into Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on the “i” in the circle next to the connection
  • Select Forget this Network at the top.

The process will cause your iPhone/iPad to forget the Wi-Fi password so you should have it handy.

If it cannot restore your connection, you should then reset your network settings.

  • Open Settings app.
  • Tap on General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Your device will then forget all Wi-Fi passwords, so make sure you have it handy. If none of those above helps, you need to visit Apple’s guide to Wi-Fi problems.

FaceTime Problems

If you suddenly are not able to make or receive FaceTime calls, you should first ensure make sure there is not any problem over at Apple. If FaceTime symbol is green, you should then try one of these fixes below.

First, connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. Also, make sure FaceTime is already turned on.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on FaceTime.
  • If you see a message, saying “Waiting for Activation”, disable FaceTime and then toggle it back on.

Once FaceTime is re-enabled and your phone is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network, restart your iOS device. Wait a minute and then power it back on.

If you are encountering trouble with connecting FaceTime using a cellular network, make sure it is currently toggled on for FaceTime.

  • Head over to Settings > Cellular.
  • Scroll down and make sure to toggle FaceTime on.


App Problems

If more of your apps appear problems after updating to iOS 12.1.2, here are a few things you should try before contacting with the developer.

First, restart your iPhone/iPad. After that, if the app’s still acting weird, you need to open the App Store and manually check for an update.

Developers have been pushing out updates that iOS 12.1.2, so the latest build could fix these issues.

You can also try deleting the app and then downloading it again on your iPhone/iPad. This has worked for many users in the past.

If you are not still able to figure out solutions to fix the problem, you should contact the app’s developer for further assistance about the issue. If it does, you can get a manual fix for the app issues.

Screen Time Problems

The new Screen Time feature in iOS 12 is extremely useful, but it’s only true if it works properly. However, you are facing a problem with Screen Time feature on your iOS device, here are a few things you should try.

First, you should restart your iPhone/iPad as this could dislodge the issue. If not, you need to disable Screen Time before turning it on again. To do so:

  • Open Settings app
  • Tap on Screen Time.
  • Scroll down and choose Turn Off Screen Time.
  • Wait for a few seconds and turn Screen Time back on.

If you still deal with issues, you should then try setting the date & time to automatically on your iPhone/iPad. To do so:

  • Head over Settings.
  • Tap on General.
  • Choose Date & Time.
  • Make sure to toggle on Set Automatically.

If it doesn’t help, you should try resetting your device’s settings. To do so:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on General > Reset.
  • Select Reset All Settings.

Wait for the process to complete and check if the problems already go away.


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