iOS 12 has been out for the better part of a month now, and a few problematic bugs have reared their little heads since then. Luckily, Apple has just released a minor update to combat those issues ahead of a bigger update expected later this month.
The main bugs to watch out for are mostly affecting the iPhone XS and XS Max, but there have been reports of issues on older devices too. Most troubling is a problem that causes devices not to charge properly when plugged in via a Lightning cable, while a secondary issue can stop devices connecting to fast 5Ghz Wi-Fi networks, resulting in slower 2.4Ghz wireless connections in many cases. There have also been issues with Bluetooth connectivity, video subtitles, and the iPad keyboard. All of these bugs have been fixed with iOS 12.0.1.
So, is it worth updating? We would always recommend grabbing the latest iOS versions as soon as they drop, to ensure you’re protected with the very latest security updates. That said, if the bugs mentioned above aren’t affecting you then there’s not much reason to update beyond minor security improvements, so we’ll leave the choice to you.
Remember that all iOS updates are free, and can be quickly and easily delivered “over the air” from Settings > General > Software Update.
Beyond this small update, Apple is planning bigger things for iOS 12.1, including group FaceTime calls and improved depth and focus controls in Photos. Stay tuned for that!