Apple Finally Fixed an Extremely Annoying FaceTime Issue In iOS 12


Yesterday, Apple released a small update to iOS 12. The incremental update, iOS 12.1.1 which brings a few minor bug fixes and a solution to one major issue that users have been complaining about since iOS 12 was first rolled out three months ago.

The issue in question is the FaceTime’s new redesign making it harder to switch between the front and the rear cameras. Before the introduction of iOS 12, there was an always-in-view button which helps to switch between the two cameras with just a single tap. But with the redesign, Apple has moved that camera switch button to the hidden menu, forcing its users to open the hidden menu which blocks the screen completely, find the camera switch icon and then go ahead and close the menu to see if it worked.

The camera switch button is now back on the main screen of FaceTime on the new iOS update, making it a one-tap process for its users. I am curious to know if this was a ‘quick fix’ as Apple could have fixed it by making the menu transparent or even making the hidden menu take up part of the screen.

That was not the only update on iOS 12.1.1

Minor fixes also included in the update are:

  • Dual SIM with e-SIM support for Apple’s 2018 iPhones
  • Live photo FaceTime captures
  • The ability to hide the sidebar on the Apple News for iPad app
  • Haptic Touch feature for expanding notifications with a long press on the iPhone XR (which does not have 3D Touch)

The Cupertino-based company also released tvOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and HomePod 12.1.1 updates as Apple gets ready the HomePod for its Chinese debut.

If you choose to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of the iOS, then go to Settings >> General >> Software Update.


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