Skip to Content

Apple Releases iOS Update To Fix Group FaceTime Bug

If you have been following tech in the news lately you most likely heard about the alarming “bug” that the new Apple FaceTime features possesses on the iPhone. If not, here is a quick overview…

Last week, news broke that a major bug had been discovered in iOS that lets a caller hear and see a person on the other end of a FaceTime call BEFORE the call has been answered. The bug was first discovered by a 14 year-old Arizona boy while playing a game of Fortnite with friends. On January 19th, the boy started a group FaceTime call with his buddies, so they could talk while playing the online game. He added a friend and was able to listen to conversations through the friend’s phone, even though the friend hadn’t yet answered the call.

Apple on Thursday (2/8/2019) released iOS 12.1.4, an iPhone update that fixes the Group FaceTime bug. The update is available for the iPhone 5S and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod Touch 6th generation. Shortly after the discovery of the Apple turned off Group FaceTime after the discovery of the glitch.

To learn more about the iOS update click here.