Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:05

Apple launches iOS 15.1.1 to improve call drop performance on iPhone 12 & 13


A brand new iOS update has arrived to improve "call drop performance", but unless you have an iPhone 12 or 13, this update doesn't apply to you. 

It's iOS udpate time again, but unlike most iOS updates which apply to all iPhones capable of running iOS 15, and which normally arrive for iPads, too, this update is very specific. 

As you can see in the image above, the update is listed as being iOS 15.1.1.

The description is as follows: "iOS 15.1.1 improves call drop performance on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models."

Now, I have both iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, and I haven't noticed any particular problems with calls dropping out. 

I mean, I do remember a call dropping out yesterday or the day before, but it's generally very rare - in Australia, at least, and in my experience of the Telstra network. 

One thing I HAVE noticed on my iPhone 13 Pro Max is that you can turn the flashlight torch on, and sometimes it appears to turn itself off after 20 or 30 seconds, sometimes shorter. 

I was thinking that maybe I swiped the screen in some way, but I've seen it happen when the phone flashlight is on, and not being touched by me, and the light goes off, which is not behaviour I remember seeing in all the previous flash-equipped iPhones and iPads I've used. 

No idea if this particular bug is fixed - perhaps we need an iOS 15.1.2 for "flashlight drop performance," too. 

Other people are affected, too, so it's not just me imagining it, and if it isn't fixed in this update, hopefully 15.2 will solve the issue.

So, if you have an iPhone 12 or 13, it's time to update again - happy updating!

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