Latest updates show that Apple is currently rolling out the iOS 12.1.4 update to fix the bug in the Group FaceTime that was launched last month. According to reports, the tech giant has begun rolling out the update to all of its supported devices. As you may already know, the iOS 12.1.4 update is created to fix the bug that allowed a FaceTime caller to efficiently eavesdrop on the conversations, and activities of the contact they are trying to reach.
In the past weeks, many Group FaceTime Users complain that people who call them through the app are able to clearly listen to conversations in the background. This happens even before the phone owners picks the call, which made lots of users to worry about their privacy while using the FaceTime app. According to GSMarena, Apple decided to take the app offline until the bug is fixed so as to protect the privacy of users and the reputation of the company.
Like always, Apple is doing it’s best to ensure that users of their products are satisfied and comfortable at all times. Now that the bug has been successfully fixed, the company has returned the Group FaceTime back online and it is fully ready for installation to ios users who have installed the newly released iOS 12.1.4. Update. According to a report by AppleInsider, Apple issued an official statement to inform users about the iOS 12.1.4. update and apologized to users for all inconveniences caused by the bug.
The statement also informed users that new updates have been made to both the server and the FaceTime app to improve security and reduce vulnerability, thus eliminating the possibility of future occurrences. Also, to protect the privacy of users who are yet to install the latest iOS 12.1.4 update, Apple has blocked the live photo feature on the previous versions of FaceTime for supported MacOS and iOS devices.