Apple has today released iOS 16.1.2, bringing unspecified optimizations to Crash Detection on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models, as well as improved wireless carrier compatibility.
As this update appears to have been released to address a small number of specific issues, our expectation is that it does not contain any accessibility changes for blind and low vision users; however, if you notice any changes, improvements or regressions in your own use of this release, please post a comment with your findings.
iOS 16.1.2 release notes
This update provides important security updates and the following enhancements for your iPhone:
- Improved compatibility with wireless carriers
- Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
How to Update
iOS 16.1.2 is available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.
Universal copy and paste
I installed the update yesterday and today I'm noticing that when I copy from my iPhone I can't paste it into my Mac. This was working before the update.
Anyone else seeing this?
I noticed that if I have screen curtain on, and I try to use handoff with my iPhone, I can’t copy items to my Mac. But this was happening prior to the update as well. If you haven’t done, so already, try copying from your iPhone to your Mac with your iPhones screen curtain turned off.
Hope this helps
Universal Copy and Paste
I had another go today and it seems to be working. I had rebooted my Mac so maybe that helped.
Also I've noticed that quite often the iPhone seems to need one more triple finger tap than it should. So I triple tapped 4 times to try copy/pasting before messing with the curtain and it turned the curtain off. So I 3 finger tapped 5 times to copy and it worked. And 3 finger triple tap turns of speech on and off.
This has been a longstanding thing for me that just happens every now and again. First few times I turned off speech by mistake scared the crap out of me - I thought I'd broken the phone. Maybe one day I'll just take that action away.
So not sure if it was the reboot or toggling the screen curtain, but I hope it stays working this time. It does seem a little fragile. I suspect it was caused by doing an update and not really anything to do with this update specifically.
Anyway, thanks very much for the reply!