iOS 8.1.2 update: return of the ringtone

iOS 8.1.2 update: return of the ringtoneiOS 8 is only a few months old, but the updates are coming thick and fast, largely in order to address dastardly niggles.

The latest version – iOS 8.1.2 – is available now, with the headline feature being the return of disappearing ringtones purchased through iTunes.

The iOS 8.1.2 update is rolling out now, and if you have a compatible iDevice (iPhone 4S or above, iPod touch fifth gen, iPad 2 or above) you’ve probably already seen the notification.

The release notes explain: “This update includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchases through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit from your iOS device.”

And that’s about the size of it. No rumoured improvements to Maps, and no split-screen multitasking for the iPad – much to no one’s surprise. The next major version, iOS 8.2, is said to include the WatchKit SDK.

To check for the iOS 8.1.2 update manually, simply tap Settings > General > Software Update.

The iOS 8.1.2. update weighs in at a measly 28.3MB, so you won’t exactly have to perform an emergency purge to make room. You will, however, need at least 50% battery – or to be connected to a power source.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2014 at 13:35

If you haven't updated to iOS 8.1.1, then you do need to make loadsa space first ;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2014 at 13:37

correction: if you hadn't updated to iOS 8.1.1, then the update to 8.1.2 is 65MB over the air!y bad...
So, Apple fixed that, too ;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2014 at 13:48

On iPad Air: iOS 8.1.2 download over the air = 365MB. Required free space to install = 2GB!
Update via iTunes and USB if you're low on storage. iTunes will prepare the file on your PC/Mac... and you need no extra space on your iDevice.


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