Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini

iOS 14.2.1

Apple has released iOS 14.2.1 with a plethora of fixes, including for the one that the company says will address problems with the lock screen becoming unresponsive on the iPhone 12 mini. Officially, the iPhone 12 released to the public on Friday. Some of the but users reported sensitivity issues with the lock screen shortly after.

Some of them also had a problem swiping up from the bottom of the lock screen when trying to unlock their phone. Besides this, the users faced issues pressing the flashlight or camera buttons on the iPhone 12 mini. It is still not clear what caused the lock screen problems. But the best part is Apple found something it could fix, though, and hopefully, this update resolves the issue for those who were having problems.

The tech giant also claims that iOS 14.2.1 will also fix issues with some MMS messages not received. Additionally, it will also address sound quality issues with some Made for iPhone hearing devices. You should be able to access it from the Software Update menu in the Settings app if you want to download and install the update right now.

What does the new update say?

The newly released update comes with a handful of fixes. And one of them includes fixing the issue of unresponsive lock screens for some iPhone 12 mini users. Many users had complained about the locked screens on their device being unresponsive in places, and the issue was widespread enough for it to become trouble.

You need to know that the update is only available for iPhone 12 users, not users of older iPhone models.

Some of the common issues with iPhone 12 mini:

  • Some MMS messages may not received.
  • Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when listening to audio from the iPhone.
  • Lock Screen could become unresponsive on iPhone 12 mini.

You also need to note that if you don’t see the update immediately, keep checking as it may take a few minutes to hit your device. Above all, if any of the problems mentioned above have affected you, updating to iOS 14.2.1 should take care of them.

Specifications of the iPhone 12 mini:

Price: $729 unlocked; $699 on contract
OS: iOS 14
Display: 5.4-inch OLED (2340×1080)
CPU: A14 Bionic
Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera: 12MP wide (ƒ/1.6), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.4)
Front camera: 12MP (ƒ/2.2)
Size: 5.18 x 2.53 x 0.29 in
Weight: 4.76 oz

Some must-know features about the iPhone 12 Mini:

Price and Availablity:

On contract, the iPhone 12 mini starts at $699, while off-contract, you will pay $729. The preorders had begun long back, but the phone starts shipping on Nov. 13. With the iPhone 12 mini box, you won’t get a charging adapter or wired EarPods though you will get a Lightning-to-USB-C cable in the box.

Just like the other iPhone 12 models, the iPhone 12 mini built to support sub-6GHz 5G and millimeter-wave 5G on almost all networks. It means that you should get the same 5G band support no matter what iPhone 12 you buy.

Design and Megsafe:

The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4-inch display that stretches nearly from edge to edge, impeded only by a notch.  It would best if you learned how to live with a device and screen this small. Furthermore, aesthetically and structurally, the iPhone 12 mini is identical to the 6.1-inch iPhone 12. You can expect to get the same flat-edge, flat aluminum design, mostly-glossy glass back.

The flat display protected by Apple’s new Ceramic Shield material claims to offer 4x improved shatter resistance. Cupertino improved the water-resistance again, as all the models of iPhone 12 are built to withstand up to about 20 feet of submersion for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Above all, you can say that it is a premium-looking, premium-feeling iPhone for $700, and there is nothing much to complain about. It is ideally the same size as it is on other models, and thus it rules more of the mini’s tiny display. The overall package is beautiful. You will find the new MagSafe system at the back of the iPhone 12 mini. There is no significant difference in the way MagSafe operates on the 12 mini relatives to other iPhones.


This year by offering OLED displays on all of its devices, Apple has closed the gap between the regular and Pro iPhone models. The iPhone 12 mini’s screen is going to present a giant leap forward if you are upgrading from an LCD-powered iPhone 8 or earlier. Above all, everything looks richer on an OLED display as colors are more vivid, while blacks especially are deeper and truer-to-life.

Indeed the Phone 12 mini’s display is very colorful and rich.


You need to know that even the smallest iPhone 12 benefits from a dual-camera system. For the iPhone 12 line, with Apple’s fastest-ever ƒ/1.6 lens contributing to a quoted 27% increase in low-light performance and a new optical image stabilization system that can perform 5,000 micro-adjustments per second. 


The iPhone 12 mini shares their processor the A14 Bionic. Ideally, the small phones are short-changed on the performance front, but the iPhone 12 mini is every bit as fast as those larger, pricier variants.

The verdict of the iPhone 12 mini:

When the iPhone 12 mini announced, the arrival of 5G has forced us to accept so many compromises in the phones. Thus, with the release of iOS 14.2.1, things will surely be sorted for iPhone 12 mini users.