iOS 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.