iOS upgrades always come with improvements and bug fixes, and that is why it is important to keep your device update. However, in some cases, new versions might come with bugs of their own. This appears to be the case for the iOS 12.1.4 update from Apple, and if you haven’t upgraded, you might want to wait a little longer until you do it.
Why is the update important?
The important is an urgent one as it brings some important security enhancements. It is compatible with iPhones 5S or later, iPads mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPods touch or later. If you own any of these devices you should receive a prompt to install the update automatically, or you could get it by going to Settings > General > Software Update. It is a large update that weighs in at around 500 MB. The fix is essential for your phone, but you still might need to wait a bit.
Reasons why you should postpone this update
While this update does fix some problems, it appears that it creates some new issues. Many users have complained about cellular data and WiFi issues. There have also been reports of photo glitches, email errors, broken voice memos as well as trouble with AirPods playback. Some of these errors appear quite serious, as some users are even complaining about cellular data becoming nonexistent.
In addition to that, you might also want to wait instead of updating your phone if you want to jailbreak your iPhone. Jailbreak tools are not available for this iOS version, and it would require some time to crack iOS 12.1.4 as well. Therefore, if you want a jailbroken device you can’t update your iOS just yet.
Lindsay Dubose has been a journalist for ten years and has been working with the Tech News Watch staff since the beginning of the news site. Her main contribution to Tech News Watch are mobile, IT and science news, with a focus on software updates and great outer space discoveries. Lindsay is also the person in charge with keeping the site well organized and responsive. In her spare time, she likes to travel and discover new places. Lindsay studied at Penn Foster University, where she got a Diploma in Freelance Writing.