The much rumoured iOS 7.1.2 has finally been released by Apple. The update can be downloaded directly OTA or through iTunes on your iOS 7 compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod. As indicated by the minor increment in the version number, this isn’t a major update, so you shouldn’t expect too many things to change. However, for what it is worth, the update does bring in a handful of bug fixes and takes care of a few issues.
iOS 7.1.2 update rollout begins for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod
Rumours of an iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod first started surfacing back in June. Back then, every iDevice owner hoped that this update would finally fix the problems which emerged since they updated their device to iOS 7.1.1.
Ranging from unusually short battery life to stability issues, iPhone, iPad and iPod owners on iOS 7.1.1 have always complained how the new update did more harm to them than it did good. Even though, the official change log for iOS 7.1.2 does not address the battery related problems which arose after the iOS 7.1.1 update, it does mention fixing connectivity issues including the data transfer bug which was reportedly not playing well with 3rd party accessories. iOS 7.1.2 also fixes an issue which in connection with data protection of Mail attachments.
For the eligible iPhone devices, the iOS 7.1.2 update has a size of 32MB if downloaded OTA, whereas iPad users would have to download 30MB to get on the latest iOS. For those who’re interested in downloading the iOS 7.1.2 update via iTunes, be prepared to download a staggering 1.4GB build.
Given that nothing specifically was mentioned in the iOS 7.1.2 change log regarding the battery drain issues, it is highly probably that Apple might address it in the upcoming iOS 8 update which is pegged for release in this fall.
We haven’t received the iOS 7.1.2 update on our iDevice arsenal just yet, so it is hard to comment whether the update brings in some issues of its own or not. However, we would love to know how your experience has been with the update in the comments’ section below.