Follow my blog with Bloglovin

iPhone Users Think Twice Before Installing iOS 12.1.3

January 27, 2019

I had an email come up in my inbox today warning against installing iOS 12.1.3 on iPhones. The subject line said “Reasons NOT to upgrade to iOS 12.1.3.” I am firmly in the camp of waiting a few weeks after an update before installing it on my devices so bugs can be fixed, so I had not installed this one yet, but my sons have.

According to Forbes, the iOS 12.1.3 update is causing some iPhones to cut off the cellular data and if that is not bad enough, it is also causing WiFi issues as well. Apparently, the cellular issues began with the 12.1.2 update, but the recently released 12.1.3 update not only did not fix the cellular data issue but introduced the new problem with WiFi. For some, it is essentially turning the phones into bricks because they cannot even text or make a phone call, much less use data/WiFi to surf the web or use apps. For others, it is causing the phone to lag or freeze.

Apple originally thought the problem was contained to the new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max in Turkey, but it is now apparent that it could affect all models of iPhones and affects many other countries including the United States. It has become so bad that Sprint has issued an alert about the update.

What Can You Do?

So what can you do if you have already updated to iOS 12.1.3? Hopefully, you will be lucky like my two sons have been. They updated a couple of days ago and have not noticed any issues with cellular data or WiFi. According to The Inquisitr, one user found that if they turned on airplane mode and then turned it back off, their WiFi signal came back. So far the only thing I could find from Apple was to take your phone into the Apple Genius Bar in an Apple store if you are affected by this bug.

Have you updated to iOS 12.1.3 yet? If so, did it affect your cellular data or WiFi? Is your phone freezing, lagging, or just much slower? Let us know in the comments below.

Amanda - Tech Lovin' Mom
iPhone Users Think Twice Before Installing iOS 12.1.3 - The iOS 12.1.3 update is causing some iPhones to cut off the cellular data and if that is not bad enough, it is also causing WiFi issues as well.
Dawn

I have not updated yet (although it is showing as available in my phone settings) and just warned my daughter not to either. Hopefully Apple will do something about this soon.

Reply
Tech Lovin' Mom

They are supposed to have a new update out to fix the issue, but to be completely honest, what if that update causes something else?!? It makes it scary to update, but if you don’t update, you are leaving yourself vulnerable. Hard to know what to do.

Reply
iPhone FaceTime Bug Allows Eavesdropping | Tech Lovin' Mom

[…] iPhone Users Think Twice Before Installing iOS 12.1.3 January 27, 2019 […]

Reply
Music

I’m really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser
compatibility problems? A couple of my blog visitors have complained about my
site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.
Do you have any recommendations to help fix this issue?

Reply
Artist

Awesome! Its actually amazing piece of writing, I have got much clear idea concerning
from this article.

Reply
linki

Wonderful work! This is the kind of information that should
be shared across the net. Disgrace on the search engines for now not
positioning this put up upper! Come on over and discuss with my site .
Thank you =)

Reply
Nashville

Wow, that’s what I was exploring for, what a
information! present here at this website, thanks admin of this
site.

Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *