Apple pushed out an iOS 8.1.2 update to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users Tuesday night. The update is a small one and mainly fixes the disappearing ringtones issue from iTunes along with some other bug fixes. The new update comes as a surprise as Apple released the iOS 8.1.1 update just a few weeks ago, but this shows the tech giant is willing to address even the smallest concerns of its users.
The release of iOS 8.1.2 fixes the annoying ringtones issue. Users' complaint was that the ringtones purchased from iTunes App Store disappeared without any warning. The iOS 8.1.2 weighs just about 30MB, which may vary from device to device, and is available for iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPod touch fifth generation and later models.
While the update only stops the problem from recurring, Apple has secured customer's purchases in a special web page designed for those who lost their ringtones. By going to the dedicated section in the iTunes Store, users can restore the ringtones once again without paying anything.
Apple's previous iOS 8.1.1 bug brought several fixes in November, everything from crippled Wi-Fi, Bluetooth issues, battery drain and more. The iOS 8.1.2 was unexpected after Apple seeded iOS 8.2 beta in its iOS Dev Center last month. Apple users were gunning for a major release rather than a sub-update. The iOS 8.2 is widely expected to bring WatchKit API for the Apple Watch among several other notable features. The estimated time frame for the update to start rolling out is after Spring 2015.
To download the latest iOS update, head over to the iPhone's Settings menu, go to General and choose Software Update. Connect to Wi-Fi and have at least 50 percent battery before starting the install.