Apple has released the new iOS 12.1.4 update for iPhone and iPad users to fix the FaceTime eavesdropping bug along with this; the latest iOS update also comes with a fix for two-zero days security threats. iPhone and iPad users can now download the iOS 12.1.4 update which is now available via OTA update. However, devices with iOS version 12.1.3 will still not be able to use FaceTime.
The FaceTime eavesdropping bug was exposed last month where the users were able to eavesdrop or overhear the audio and video of the person they were calling on FaceTime even when the phone was unanswered. Owing to the issue, Apple faced a backlash from the users over privacy concerns with FaceTime. Consequently, Apple had to take down the FaceTime app because of the issue.
But, now Apple has resolved the issue and have released a new iOS 12.1.4 update which means Apple users will now be able to use the FaceTime app on their devices error-free. While introducing the latest update on its support page, Apple stated, “A logic issue existed in the handling of Group FaceTime calls. The issue was addressed with improved state management.”
How to Download new iOS 12.1.4 update on iPhones and iPads
The new iOS 12.1.4 update is compatible with iPhones and iPads. To start using the FaceTime feature on your device again, Apple users will have to head to Settings and then tap on General where users will find an option ‘Software Update’. A list of instructions will be provided for users to help them download the latest update on their devices.