iOS 12.2 ― Bug Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

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Banglazed

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iOS 12.2

Release Date ― March 25, 2019
Build Number ― 16E227
Darwin Kernel Version ― 18.5.0: Tue Mar 5 19:52:14 PST 2019; root:xnu-4903.252.2~1/

iOS 12.2 provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes four new Animoji. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Apple News+
  • Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers
  • Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you
  • Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline
  • Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French
  • Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines
Siri
  • Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, “Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV”
Animoji
  • Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch
AirPlay
  • Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls
  • AirPlay multitasking for video allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay
  • AirPlay destinations are now grouped by content type making it faster for you to find what device you want to play to
Apple Pay
  • Apple Pay Cash customers can now transfer money to their bank accounts instantly using their Visa debit cards
  • Wallet app now conveniently displays Apple Pay credit and debit transactions right below the card
Screen Time
  • Downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week
  • A new toggle enables easily turning app limits on or off temporarily
Safari
  • Website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill
  • Warnings now appear when loading unencrypted webpages
  • Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default
  • Smart Search Field queries can now be modified by tapping the arrow icon next to search suggestions
Apple Music
  • The Browse tab shows more editorial highlights on a single page making it easier to discover new music, playlists, and more
AirPods
  • Support for new AirPods (2nd generation)
This update also includes other improvements and bug fixes. This update:
  • Supports Air Quality Index in Maps for US, UK, and India
  • Includes information in Settings on how much time remains on your device’s warranty period
  • Supports real-time text (RTT) for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on iPad and iPod Touch
  • Displays a “5G E” icon for iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch indicating that users are in an area where AT&T’s 5G Evolution network is available
  • Improves quality of audio recordings in Messages
  • Improves stability and performance of Apple TV Remote on iOS
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some missed calls from appearing in Notification Center
  • Addresses an issue where a badge notification could appear on Settings even though no action is needed
  • Addresses an issue in Settings > General > iPhone Storage where the storage size of some large apps, the System category, and the Other category in the storage bar graph could be incorrect
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Voice Memos to automatically play back recordings after connecting to a car Bluetooth device
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Voice Memos to temporarily prevent renaming a recording
New Features & Changes
New Issues
  • FaceID for App Store purchases not working (seems to be fixed from server side)
Remaining Issues
  • GSuite logins may not authenticate in native accounts integration.
Resolved Issues
Additional Notes
  • Intel iPhone XR/XS/Max: 1.04.30
  • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 3.55.00
  • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 2.03.06
  • Qualcomm iPhone 7/7 Plus: 5.55.00
  • Intel iPhone 7/7 Plus: 3.03.04
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE: 7.55.01
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 5.55.00
  • iPhone 5S: 10.56.00
  • iPad mini 2: 10.56.00
  • Qualcomm iPad Pro 9.7: 5.51.00
United States
  • Verizon - 36.0
  • Visible (MVNO Verizon) 34.0
  • Verizon (iPad) - 35.0
  • T-Mobile - 36.0
  • T-Mobile (iPad) - 34.5
  • AT&T - 36.0
  • Cricket - 35.5.3
  • MetroPCS -
  • U.S. Cellular - 32.5.9
  • Sprint - 36.0
  • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 36.0
  • Xfinity Mobile 35.5.1
United Kingdom
  • EE - 35.5.1
  • BT-UK MVNO on EE- 36.0
  • Three - 35.5.1
  • O2-UK - 35.5
  • Vodafone UK - 36.0
  • Virgin Mobile MVNO on EE- 34.0
Belgium
  • Orange B - 32.5.7
  • BASE - 33.0
Canada
  • Videotron -
  • Rogers - 36.0
  • Fido - 35.5
  • Bell - 35.0
  • Telus - 32.5.12
  • Freedom Mobile - 34.0
France
  • Orange France - 31.5.1
  • Orange Morocco - 31.5
Germany
  • O2-DE - 36.0
  • Vodafone.de - 36.0
  • Telekom.de - 36.0
Netherlands
  • KPN -
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 36.0
  • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 36.0
  • Philippines Smart - 36.1
  • Thailand AIS -
  • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
  • Hong Kong - 32.0
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 31.0
Switzerland
  • Salt - 35.5
  • Swisscom - 35.0
Ireland
  • Eir - 33.5
Australia
  • Optus - 32.0
  • Telstra - 35.5
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 32.0
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 32.0
  • Play - 31.0
India
  • Airtel - 36.0
  • Jio - 36.0
  • Jio (iPad) - 34.0
  • Vodafone - 35.5
Mexico
  • Mexico - Telcel - 35.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT -34.0
OtherDocomo - 32.5.10
  • AlwaysOnline -
 
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gwhizkids

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Jun 21, 2013
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Not yet available OTA for me (but maybe for thee!)

(and now I'm getting it...with an impossibly slow download speed)
 

Motionblurrr

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Jul 1, 2008
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Is it beneficial to do this update via iTunes? I've always done OTA but I'd rather minimize any bugs that could happen if need be.
 

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