There are problems in iOS paradise.
Apple's iOS 12.1.2 update, released on Tuesday, appears to be causing more problems than the patch was intended to address.
Multiple users on Twitter are complaining that the iOS update is blocking their phones by hacking their mobile data. First reported by Forbes, there are now several complaints from Twitter users about their iPhones' inability to connect to their mobile data after upgrading to the latest version of iOS.
You're not the only one. After the 12.1.2 update, I had no cell data. I tried to insert my SIM card again, I restarted my device and tried to reset the network settings. Nothing happened and the problem persists.
– _Kev_ (@kevbruh) December 22, 2018
There are several topics in the Apple Support Twitter account with users seeking help with the cell network data problem. The account appears to be directing them to reboot and update their carrier settings.
Mashable has contacted Apple to confirm that this is a widespread problem and to ask if a fix is coming soon. We'll update that when and if we hear back.
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– Apple Support (@AppleSupport) December 22, 2018
According Forbes, Apple has released this update in the first place to fix a problem with connectivity in Turkey in the latest models of the iPhone. But the fix seems to have made it worse: users across the world in various iPhones models apparently can not access their cellular networks.
If you want to avoid uninstalling your phone, you may not postpone downloading the new update for now.