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 itunes.com/restore-tones 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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