iOS 15.1.1 fixes dropped calls on recent iPhones


iOS 15.1.1 fixes dropped calls on recent iPhones
iOS 15.1.1 is a bug fix update for recent iPhone models.
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Users of recent iPhone models can now install iOS 15.1.1. Apple released the update Wednesday to take care of problems with dropped calls on these handsets.

It’s only for iPhone 13 and iPhone 12. And there is not an iPadOS equivalent.

What’s new in iOS 15.1.1

The new version is entirely a “bug fix” update. And it apparently squashes only a single bug. Apple’s own description says simply, “iOS 15.1.1 improves call drop performance on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.”

This version did not go through a full round of public beta testing. But that’s not unusual for updates designed to deal with a single problem.

It comes a couple of weeks after the release of iOS 15.1, which added SharePlay, camera improvements for iPhone 13 Pro, and other enhancements.

And it’s likely to be followed soon by iOS 15.2, which is in beta testing. Unlike iOS 15.1.1, this will make quite a few changes, like scan for Find My devices, view an App Privacy Report and more.

How to install the updates

iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users can install iOS 15.1.1 by connecting the device to a Mac, or to a PC running iTunes. Alternatively, an over-the-air update is also possible. That’s accomplished by opening the Settings app and going to General > Software Update.


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