Did Apple sneak stealth Bluetooth fixes into iOS 8.1.2? It sure seems so

“If you take the release notes from Apple seriously, you’d believe the headline feature about restoring some lost ringtones was the big story of iOS 8.1.2,” Mark Rogowsky writes for Forbes. “”

“Indeed, Forbes‘ Ewan Spence questioned Apple’s sincerity with respect to the update for that reason and Gordon Kelly was rather more pointed in his criticisms. But then a funny thing happened: I went and downloaded it anyway, mostly because I can’t stand seeing the Settings icon beckoning me to do so with that number 1 floating over it,” Rogowsky writes. “Lo and behold, Bluetooth problems I’ve been having for weeks with the iPhone 6 have mostly (entirely?) disappeared.”

“What isn’t apparent is whether the 8.1.2 update contains any new Bluetooth-related software or perhaps if it just manages to correctly reset some parameters in the iPhone to get things working well again. But I’m not sure the technical details matter much to me,” Rogowsky writes. “If you’re having problems, they might not matter much to you either. Download the update as soon as you have a chance and let us know if it helps.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

Related article:
Apple releases iOS 8.1.2 – December 9, 2014


  1. I am curious as to why my BT mouse is having problems staying connected to my iMac. This was never an issue until recently. And yes, I am running the latest version of OS X.

    1. Does your iMac have USB 3.0? It’s not an uncommon problem (I had it happen with I added a USB 3.0 PCI card to my older Mac Pro – had to get a non-Bluetooth wireless mouse to replace my Apple mouse). You can find more info by internet search.

    2. Bluetooth was designed to thrive in environments where its signals get reflected off lots of surfaces before reaching its pair. But I have found that my 27″ 2011 iMac will lose connection to my mouse if there is something in front of the middle-right side of the chin. What’s weird is I can use my keyboard to call up Spotlight, type in “bluetooth” and accept the top hit of System Preferences, and just as soon as the Bluetooth preference pane loads my mouse will be active again. My Apple wireless keyboard and Apple wireless trackpad never seem to lose their connection.

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