iOS 11.1.2 reported issues: Battery drain, sound issues, and more

Apple has released the seventh official update for iOS 11, iOS 11.1.2 to fix the known issue with the unresponsive screen and distortion in Live Photos and videos captured on the iPhone X.

However, even though iOS 11.1.2 fixes some issues, it actually causes some more, maybe even bigger, problems. Also, the update is mainly aimed at the iPhone X users. So, if we take into account that other devices barely receive anything but possible issues, it’s actually a clever idea to pass this update if you own any other device than the X.

Some users already backed up this claim, by reporting various issues that emerged after installing iOS 11.1.2. And guess what? Issues were reported mainly by users of older iPhones.

iOS 11.1.2 reported issues

Here’s what’s been bugging iPhone users who installed iOS 11.1.2:

iPhone X not receiving the update

We’ll actually start with issues on the iPhone X. While there are no bigger problems reported, some users recently complained they’re unable to obtain the update.

Here’s what one of them said on the forums:

“My iPhone X not receiving iOS 11.1.2 software update, why?”

There’s no confirmed solution for this issue. However, I can recommend some general solutions, like making sure your phone is properly connected to the internet, checking your battery and storage.

Notes not opening on iPhone 6

There are also some reports that users are unable to open Notes after installing iOS 11.1.2.

Here’s what one iPhone 6 user said on the forums:

“My wife and I both have an iPhone 6.  I wasn’t able to open Notes on iOS 11.1.1 tonight and luckily 11.1.2 fixed that for me since it was crashing as soon as I tried to open it.  Her phone however just crashes the Notes app each time it is opened.  She has plenty of free space in memory and the only other difference is she has an aftermarket screen.  Both were purchased new from Apple when they debuted.  She has notes she cannot lose and I need to get this resolved ASAP.”

As you can see, the situation is different from phone to phone. And it doesn’t necessarily mean this issue was caused by the most recent update.

So, this problem remains a mystery, as nobody has found a solution yet.

Voicemail not working

The Visual Voicemail issue is a widely known problem in iOS 11. And it seems people are still dealing with it in iOS 11.1.2. As one user reports:

“I downloaded the latest ios 11.1.2 and now when I push voicemail icon no messages show. There is a “call voice message” box.”

I recently dedicated an article to the Visual Voicemail issue in iOS 11, so you can check it out for potential solutions.

Sound issues

Users also reported several sound and speaker problems in iOS 11.1.2. Here’s what some of them said:

  • “Does anyone have a clue how to recover sounds after the 11.1.2 OS upgrade?”

  • “When I watch videos my speakers do annoying sounds after I’ve updated iOS to 11.1.2”

Unfortunately, Apple Tech Support has remained silent. So, the exact solution for any of these problems remains to be found.

Battery drain

And finally, another widespread problem. You’ve probably already heard that the battery drain is an ongoing problem in iOS 11. And iOS 11.1.2 is not an exception.

Which was confirmed by one user on the forums:

“I am currently using my iPhone 6s Plus, running the latest software iOS 11.1.2, which was basically a fix for the iPhone X. I have no idea what is happening, but my battery dropped 40% in 11 hours while on idle. This happened as I unlocked my phone and started using it. This happened after I updated to iOS 11.1.2, and I not having this problem on iOS 11.1.1. I believe there is a huge bug in the software.”

The cause of this issue is most likely the YouTube app for iOS. Developers have already confirmed that the latest version of their app causes battery drains in iOS.

So, I recommend using a third-party YouTube client until the issue gets resolved.

As you can see, iOS 11.1.2 is far more troublesome than such a minor update should be. So, don’t be surprised if Apple releases another patch for iOS 11 soon.

Have you already installed iOS 11.1.2 on your device? Are there any problems I didn’t cover here? Let me know in the comments below.

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Tanya
Tanya
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

DON’T USE WAZE unless you can charge your phone while driving. My phone went from 100% to 2% on a 1 hour drive this morning. (I needed it due to the traffic, but I needed my phone after.)

Arlette
Arlette
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

iPad Pro 12.9 randomly crashes out of apps and reverts to lock screen without warning. Also having the crazy fast battery drain issues.

Jen
Jen
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

My iPhone 7 crashes repeatedly while in use. It’s now practically useless.

Giancarlo Giuliano
Giancarlo Giuliano
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S have serious battery drainage while using Whatsapp, Facebook or Instagram (even when they are not being used but not closed). Before the update, those apps would use about half as much battery as they do now. Both phones get hot rapidly and my wife and I have to charge our phones at least twice a day with the same usage than before the update.

Phil Holdstock
Phil Holdstock
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

iPhone 8 now after the update big battery drain and the phone constantly autolocks regardless of what it’s set to and will lock while your scrolling or using the phone

Stephen
Stephen
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Upgraded my iPhone 5s to 11.1.2 and battery draining within 6 hours of little use. Prior to this I could put on charge at bedtime with still 60% plus charge left. Ended up stranded today with a dead phone, resulting in a 7 mile hike. I am so angry. Apple really needs to get its act together and sort this out. This is the first time in years that I am seriously considering changing back to an android phone. iOS 11 has been nothing but problems. Who authorises these releases, when they obviously haven’t been properly tested. For the price… Read more »

Elj
Elj
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Can someone PLEASE let me know how to roll back to ANY iOS version before 11..??!! My phone (5s) is now a total disaster, worse after “upgrading” to 11.1.2 – it would be easier to lose st what works than what doesn’t. Help!!!!

Dave
Dave
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Same here. Hope there’s a fix soon.

Aakash
Aakash
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

Updated iPhone 6 with 11.1.2 and started facing issues with battery and widget screen being super slow. resetting the phone seems to be of some help.

David T. Tower
David T. Tower
February 28, 2018 5:56 pm

My updated 6s (11.1.2) will not text to a contact from the contact. It’s a pain when you receive calls that you want to text a response to. I used to be able to text a number directly from my call list even if it wasn’t a contact……..sux.