Recently, Apple released iOS 12.1.2 to fix cellular connectivity issues in Turkey. But instead of resolving the problem, the update has reportedly killed cellular data for quite a few iPhone users globally.
Several users have expressed their torrid experience on Twitter. As weird as it sounds, they are unable to use apps with mobile data. We’ve listed down a few tricks that could troubleshoot the Mobile data connectivity problem in iOS 12.1.2. Check them out!
Tips to Troubleshoot Cellular Connectivity Issues in iOS 12.1.2 on iPhone
Solution #1: Disable Wi-Fi Calling and Enable 4G for Data Only
One of the solutions that might help you get rid of the issue is disabling Wi-Fi calling and setting 4G for data only. There is one downside that you should keep in mind. When you do this, your smartphone will have no choice but use the old 4G or 3G.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on Phone.
Step #3. Next, tap on Wi-Fi Calling.
And then turn off Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
Enable 4G for Data Only
Step #1. Return to Settings app → Cellular/Mobile Data → Cellular Data Options.
Step #2. Now, tap on Enable 4G.
Step #3. Next, choose Data Only.
Now, restart your device. Once it’s rebooted, check out if the problem is fixed.
Once Apple has released the permanent fix for this problem, come back to the Settings and turn on these features.
Solution #2: Update Carrier Settings on iPhone or iPad
Carrier providers release update from time to time to improve the performance or troubleshoot bugs. Therefore, update the carrier, if it’s waiting in the wing.
Step #1. Open Settings app → General.
Step #2. Now, tap on About. Next, if an update is available, you will get a popup asking you to confirm. Hit OK in the same and you are done.
Now, launch any app that requires a cellular connection to see if you have finally crossed the line.
Solution #3. Reset Network Settings
The prime reason why I’ve mentioned this trick is that it’s been a trusted solution to fix network issues for long. So, give it a chance as well.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → General → Reset.
Step #2. Now, tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm.
Now, check out if you have successfully shot out the problem. If yes, get back to the business as usual!
No Solution As Yet? Wait for The Quick Release…
Apple is yet to respond to this widespread issue. However, I’m expecting the solution to arrive sooner than later–as it’s always been the case. So, wait for the permanent fix!
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