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Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 version which fixes the group facetime video call error

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 version which fixes the group Facetime video call error

iOS 12

 

There was lot of confusion among majority of apple users worldwide regarding group Facetime video call error or you can say bug. Most of them faced difficulties while accessing FaceTime group calls, But at last, the release of the iOS 12.1.4 update was done by apple, which eliminates a serious confidentiality error related to the working of Group FaceTime Calling function. This kind of bug has confused users of apple as it is a threat and violation of the user’s personal life.



Which iPhone and iPads users can download iOS 12.1.4 update?

iPhone:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod touch:

  • iPod touch 6th generation

 

iOS 12.1.4 can be downloaded to all iPhone, iPad devices supporting iOS 12. You can update your device by browsing through your phone menu Settings->General->Software Update section, Or you can also update your device via iTunes by connecting your device to a computer using a USB Cable. Apple has not provided much details, but have indicated that it was a security update. In fact, this build of the firmware fixes an important vulnerability issue, namely, a bug in the group FaceTime video call error.

 

What is Group FaceTime Feature?

Group FaceTime feature on iPhone iPad and iPod touch

Group FaceTime feature on iPhone iPad and iPod touch

With iOS 12.1.4 and later, Group FaceTime makes it easier to chat with multiple people at the same time. You can start a Group FaceTime right from the FaceTime app or from a group conversation in the Messages app. The person speaking at the other end, his screen gets larger automatically, so in that way you can make an endless conversation.

 

What is group Facetime video call error?

This kind of Group FaceTime video call error was escalated one of the users. Using this vulnerability error, it was found that any user could do a FaceTime Video call with any another person, and then add it to the group call again,so thereby establishing a forced connection without the permission of opposite person already on Group Facetime Video Call. With this error it was clear that without a users permission he can be added to any other Group Facetime Video Call, thus posing a serious threat to his/her privacy.

The Group FaceTime video call error made it possible to listen to the user until his answer to your call. After finding this bug, Apple temporarily turned off this feature untill this bug issue is solved.

Also other two vulnerabilities issues were discovered later under the code CVE-2019-7286 and 7287. This error was found in the actual iOS platform, giving access to the use of memory section of the device and accessing the features present in the device without the users permission.

Although iOS 12.1.4 is a minor update but its very important for apple users. Meanwhile, Apple is preparing some new features and improvements for iOS 12.2 update. This can be considered as bigger update because it will add new Animoji, a new AirPlay icon and more features to come.

 

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