Apple is now rolling out the public builds iOS 12.1.1 update for supported iPhone and iPad devices with build number 16C50. The update brings in a handful of new features like support for additional carriers for using eSIM on iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, live photo capture in FaceTime, haptic touch in Notification center on iPhone XR, and more.

iOS 12.1.1 Release notes

iOS 12.1.1 adds features and fixes bugs for your iPhone and iPad. Features and improvements include: 

– Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
– Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
– One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
– Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
– The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation
– Real-time text (RTT) when using Wi-Fi calling on iPad and iPod touch
– Stability improvements for dictation and VoiceOver

Bug fixes include:

– Fixes an issue where Face ID may temporarily become unavailable
– Addresses an issue that prevented visual voicemail from downloading for some customers
– Fixes an issue in Messages that could prevent predictive text suggestions when typing on the Chinese or Japanese keyboards
– Addresses an issue that could prevent Voice Memos recordings from uploading to iCloud
– Fixes an issue where time zones may not have updated automatically

This release also adds features and fixes bugs for HomePod including:

– Support in Mainland China and Hong Kong
– HomePod LEDs illuminate during Group FaceTime calls

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

You can download the iOS 12.1.1 update on your iPhone by going to Settings » General » Software update section, OR you can also manually install iOS 12.1.1 by downloading the IPSW firmware and flashing it through iTunes on your computer.

Download iOS 12.1.1 IPSW firmware file

iPhone modelsiOS versionDownload link
iPhone XS MaxiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone XSiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone XRiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone XiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 8iOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 8 PlusiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 7iOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 7 Plus
iOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone SEiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 6siOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 6s PlusiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 6iOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 6 PlusiOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download
iPhone 5siOS 12.1.1 (16C50)Download

For help installing iOS 12.1.1 through IPSW firmware file, follow our step-by-step guide at the link below.

→ How to install iOS IPSW firmware file using iTunes on Windows and Mac