Apple has released the iOS 7.1.2 OTA update for iPhone and iPad users, the second minor update to iOS 7.1 after iOS 7.1.1. The update was released with build number 11D257 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.
The size of the OTA update is around 30MB for the iPad or 32MB for the iPhone.
The update provides bug fixes and security updates including improved “iBeacon connectivity and stability,” fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanner, and most important it corrected the issue with data protection class of mail attachments. As part of the iBeacon update, iOS 7.1.2 also re-enables Bluetooth on iOS devices if you’ve disabled it.
After the complaints by the user regarding iOS 7.1 after its release in March to fix issues of iOS7, the company released iOS 7.1.1 upgrade.
The iOS 7 users faced several issues with mail sending, content disappearing, random crash from the home screen, Control Panel and Notification Center not been able to appear, strucking at Apple logo, battery draining and many more.
The iOS 7.1 though fixed many of the issues but the complaints of issues like thieves been able to bypass Activation Lock, Rapid battery drain, Apps crashing, Freezing and lag and others started arriving. The iOS 7.1.1 arrived with a small update aimed at fixing a few minor iOS 7.1 issues but the lock screen bypass, problems sending mail, battery life draining, app crashes and Notification problems continues to appear for some users.
Now iPhone and iPad owners are both reporting problems installing the iOS 7.1.2 update. While trying to upgrade via Settings > General > Software Update, things are freezing before they finish.
The solution to the problem comes by resetting the iPhone or iPad. The user should hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons for several seconds until the screen goes dark. This will take 10 to 15 seconds. An Apple logo should now appear. Then they should release the buttons and wait for the devices to boot into normal mode.
Also it seems the iMessage problem that prevented users from receiving text messages when they switch from iPhone to a non-iOS device still continues.
The issues with battery life drain continues. The users faced problems with the camera application and there is a SIM card failure after installing the new software and many other issues has been reported within few days of the release.
The iOS 7.1.3 isn’t guaranteed and Apple’s iOS 8 is scheduled to release to the public probably in September which will hopefully be dealing with iOS 7.1.2 problems.