or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.




According to Apple's release notes, iOS 7.1.2 addresses issues that may crop up when using third-party accessories such as barcode scanners that connect to an iPhone or iPad. In addition to the iBeacon fixes, it also corrects an problem with the data protection class designations of some Mail attachments.

iOS 7.1.2 comes just over two months after the release of iOS 7.1.1, which brought improvements to Touch ID and keyboard responsiveness. it is not clear how many more maintenance updates Apple plans to provide before the launch of iOS 8, which is widely expected to drop alongside the next-generation iPhone this fall.

The update, which comes in as a 23.1-megabyte delta when applied via iOS's over-the-air update mechanism, also contains miscellaneous bug fixes and security updates.

Apple also updated the Apple TV to version 6.2 but was mum on the included changes.
post #2 of 22
Wonder if 7.1.2 kills the Pangu jailbreak?

Either way, thank god I upgraded my iPhone & iPad Mini to 7.1.1 a few days ago!!
post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

Wonder if 7.1.2 kills the Pangu jailbreak?

Either way, thank god I upgraded my iPhone & iPad Mini to 7.1.1 a few days ago!!

The Pangu jailbreak works fine with 7.1.2.
post #4 of 22
my 5s is now bricked 1frown.gif
post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Napoleon_PhoneApart View Post


The Pangu jailbreak works fine with 7.1.2.

if that is true I am kind of surprise they did not fix that exploit quickly, I was expecting Apple to release an update once I heard about the new jailbreak.

post #6 of 22
Wifi only..?
post #7 of 22
Applied the update to my iPad 3. Bricked it. In 25 years of using Apple products, this is the worst upgrade I've ever seen.
post #8 of 22

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 both froze during normal upgrade from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2, but a forced shutdown brought both units back to normal life, reporting the new iOS version. But I agree horrible upgrade for a company that claims things just work.

post #9 of 22
This new upgrade has made my iPhone 4s much snappier and responsive
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsjander View Post
 

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 both froze during normal upgrade from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2, but a forced shutdown brought both units back to normal life, reporting the new iOS version. But I agree horrible upgrade for a company that claims things just work.

My iPhone 5S also froze during the upgrade (progress bar was about ⅔ done), but after a hard reset it seems to be working normally with the updated system. I was a bit in a hurry and didn't back up the 5S to iTunes as I normally do, so fortunately nothing was lost. I am going to back up my iPhone 5 and iPad Air to iTunes before I apply the update (all are backed up on iCloud). I have a feeling Apple will re-release this update.

post #11 of 22
My iPhone 5s and iPad Air froze upon the first restart: the progress bar hangs at around 33% progress.

As mentioned in the Apple support forum here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6426562?tstart=0 it says we need to do a hard restart (hold the lock + home button simultaneously). I did that and both my devices restarted fine, and the iOS version now shows 7.1.2.

On the contrary, my iPad 2 updated just fine, so I can't see what was the reason behind this issue really.
post #12 of 22
Strange to read these comments, I plugged in a power cable to both my 5S and my Air, set them installing and went into the shower. When I came out they had both updated succesfully without any intervention from me at all. I wonder how widespread these problems are?
post #13 of 22
Originally Posted by newcode View Post
Strange to read these comments, I plugged in a power cable to both my 5S and my Air, set them installing and went into the shower. When I came out they had both updated succesfully without any intervention from me at all. I wonder how widespread these problems are?

 

Not at all.

 

Remember, most complaint is done by a ludicrously small proportion who thinks that if they scream loud enough they never have to learn anything.

post #14 of 22
Just updated my iPhone 5S without any glitch.
Too bad the Carrier 16.1 settings were not updated and hence I still cannot use LTE (setting still say "enable 3G") on the Eplus Network here in Germany.... 1frown.gif((
(hoping in iOS 8)
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Not at all.

Remember, most complaint is done by a ludicrously small proportion who thinks that if they scream loud enough they never have to learn anything.

Apple always gota do something more then once to get it right. So im not suprised people are having problems. Thats exactly why im staying on 7.1.1 cause i could care less about mail encryptions. People are getting my mail so who cares. I dont .
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsjander View Post

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 both froze during normal upgrade from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2, but a forced shutdown brought both units back to normal life, reporting the new iOS version. But I agree horrible upgrade for a company that claims things just work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cm477 View Post

My iPhone 5S also froze during the upgrade (progress bar was about ⅔ done), but after a hard reset it seems to be working normally with the updated system. I was a bit in a hurry and didn't back up the 5S to iTunes as I normally do, so fortunately nothing was lost. I am going to back up my iPhone 5 and iPad Air to iTunes before I apply the update (all are backed up on iCloud). I have a feeling Apple will re-release this update.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Not at all.

Remember, most complaint is done by a ludicrously small proportion who thinks that if they scream loud enough they never have to learn anything.

As usual the sycophants kiss the Apple and blame users. Good way to call people's problems as ludicrous and wanting attention. Last night I installed the update, let my phone sit all night for about six hours, woke and it was frozen. Had to do a hard restart to make it work. Had some podcast crashing problems at first, but after 6-8 tries it finally started working. Good to know I'm a ludicrous attention wanting person and Apple is clean in this, they could never make a mistake. iP5 btw.
Edited by mesomorphicman - 7/1/14 at 10:40am
post #17 of 22
Originally Posted by mesomorphicman View Post
As usual the sycophants kiss the Apple and blame users.

 

Except we’re not wrong. Get over yourself.

 
 Good way to call people's problems as ludicrous and wanting attention.

 

Nowhere did we say that people’s problems aren’t real. We are saying the problems are not widespread.

post #18 of 22
The comments above by droslovinia are exactly what I experienced.

"Applied the update to my iPad 3. Bricked it. In 25 years of using Apple products, this is the worst upgrade I've ever seen."

I have an iPad 3 and after attempting to upgrade it totally bricked it. I have never had this problem before with any other apple upgrades. The message it conveys is to plug into iTunes. When doing such it wants to do a complete restore, doesn't even give the option of restoring from a backup. Not sure whether I should do such, but I don't see any other options
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Except we’re not wrong. Get over yourself.

Nowhere did we say that people’s problems aren’t real. We are saying the problems are not widespread.

Well, they did exist for some and that does not make them ludicrous - it means some had problems and they are real. Seems you need to "get over yourself" in your 'Apple can do no wrong and anyone who points out a simple problem or flaw are the ones with the problem.' You contradict yourself, I said you're blaming users and you say "we're not wrong," then say "we didn't didn't say the problems don't exist." Funny. I'm ghost on this.
post #20 of 22
Originally Posted by mesomorphicman View Post
Well, they did exist for some…

 

Mentioned that.

 
…and that does not make them ludicrous…

 

Did you read the post?

 
…your ‘Apple can do no wrong…

 

No, you didn’t read the post, did you.

 
…I said you’re blaming users…

 

Which is wrong.

 
…and you say “we’re not wrong,”…

 

In saying that the proportion of users experiencing problems is small.

 
…then say “we didn’t say the problems don't exist."

 

Because we didn’t.

post #21 of 22

No mention of whether Apple included the promised iMessage flaw where text messages continue to get intercepted by Apple's servers after a user switches their number over to a non-iOS phone.

 

To anyone who has an issue with the update, are you doing this over-the-air or plugged into iTunes? If you do the update using iTunes, the update will reload the entire OS. The OTA update will only find and replace the changed and new files. While I have read accounts of issues using iTunes, it seems to me that most problems I've read about with freezing and bricking occur with the OTA update.

 

I've done the updates both ways without any problem on four different devices, but with major updates, I always opt for the full sized update via iTunes. And with my iPhone, I have also done the factory reset a couple of times, primarily to flush the caches and free up the storage hoarded by some apps and the notorious "Other" category (includes botched downloads, system caches, and other stuff that just sits there until the phone is reset to factory condition).

post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsjander View Post
 

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 both froze during normal upgrade from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2, but a forced shutdown brought both units back to normal life, reporting the new iOS version. But I agree horrible upgrade for a company that claims things just work.


Same result here on both devices.  What a panic.  Dumb upgrades that don't operate properly on current hardware.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
  • Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity