Dec 27, 2018

iOS 12.1.2 Update Is Now Causing Massive Cellular Data Outages

Multiple iPhone users are now complaining that the newest iOS update is causing their smartphones to experience cellular data outages.

If you happen to be one of those whose cellular data connection is acting up, fret not, as you're not alone in this newest iPhone OS turmoil. Numerous iPhone users now bemoan that their smartphones are experiencing intermittent to total cellular data outages, apparently caused by the iOS 12.1.2 update, the latest version of iOS. These complaints are now growing in numbers on Twitter, alongside the Apple Support Twitter account.

Various troubleshooting steps have already been made by these users. A group of users have tried to remove their SIM cards and insert them back in, to no avail. Another group also tried to "hard-reset" their devices, but this didn't seem to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, other users have attempted to reset their phones' network settings, and the issue still persisted, unfortunately.

As of now, there hasn't been any word on an official "fix" to this problem, unless users opt to revert to an older iOS version – specifically the iOS 12.1.1. For those who'd like to choose this resolution, you are required to connect your device to your computer, then navigate through iTunes, then device settings, and you may restore your phone from there.

There's also a slew of suggestions that could prove to be useful in dealing with the problem at the moment. The first potential fix is by heading to the iPhone's Settings app, then entering the Cellular menu. From there, you can disable "Wi-Fi Calling." You may also head to the "Cellular Data Options" under the same menu then change the "Enable LTE" field to "Data Only" from "Voice & Data".

For users who still haven't downloaded the latest iOS 12.1.2 update, it's been advised that you hold off on installing the new update for now as Apple still hasn't replied back yet relative to the widespread issue. We'll definitely be updating you on this information though as soon as we receive new updates from the company.