Apple releases iOS 12.3.1 with bug fixes for VoLTE and Messages

Apple has released a new minor update iOS 12.3.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new OTA update features a few bug fixes, mainly focused on VoLTE calls and Messages app.

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iOS 12.3.1 update

As with most minor x.1 updates by Apple, iOS 12.3.1 does not have any new features except for some bug fixes. The previous major update was iOS 12.3, which had some important new features like AirPlay 2 playback support for smart TVs, Siri improvements, a new TV app, updates to Apple Music and News+ and more.

Here is the complete iOS 12.3.1 change log from Apple:

iOS 12.3.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:

– Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
– Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled – Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

Download iOS 12.3.1

To download iOS 12.3.1, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you are on an iOS 12.4 beta build, you would not see this update.

Alternatively, you can connect your iOS device to a Windows PC or Mac with the latest version of iTunes to download and install the update.

We thought that iOS 12.3 might be the last update before WWDC 2019, but Apple released iOS 12.4 beta iOS 12.4 beta to testers. The company has also been testing macOS Mojave 10.14.6watchOS 5.3 and tvOS 12.4.  No new noticeable features have been found in these beta updates so far.

With WWDC just a few weeks away, anticipation for iOS 13 is at an all time high. iOS 13 is expected to have new features which would include a system-wide dark theme, new productivity enhancements for Files app, multitasking updates for iPad, updates first-party apps by Apple and more. Apple is also expected to continue its focus on performance improvements this year, which are always welcome updates.