A fix for the text message bug and the lock screen issue of the iPhone 12 Mini comes along with Apple's iOS 14.2.1 release.

Apple released its latest iOS update, version 14.2.1, which fixes problems reported by users in online forums. These problems include receiving incomplete text messages when using the Group SMS feature of the Messages app, and other text message bugs like their inability to receive some MMS messages, and the lock screen issue that some iPhone 12 mini users were complaining about.

If you are an owner of the new iPhone 12, you need to update your phone to the new iOS 14.2.1. The new update, however, is only available for the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to the release notes, the new update fixes and resolves the issues like text message bugs and lock screen problems that hounded some of the new iPhone 12 models.

Some iPhone 12 owners posted their complaints on Apple forums saying that they did not receive MMS messages sent to them. Aside from the text message bug, several users also reported experiencing sound quality issues when using made-for-iPhone third-party hearing devices. In the case of the iPhone 12 mini, some users reported occasionally having unresponsive lock screens. According to Apple, its iOS 14.2.1 release ought to fix these issues, including the lock screen bug on the iPhone 12 mini.

An internal Apple document detailing the company's response to its authorized service providers, who were among the earliest to submit such problems to Apple, leaked out and spurred talks that the issue is software-related. This is why even before the Cupertino-based tech giant released the iOS 14.2.1 update, many Apple fans already know that an update fixing the text message bugs and other issues, including that of the lock screen problem of the iPhone 12 mini, is on the way. The rumors became a source of relief for many as they initially thought the bugs were hardware-related, which might require a hardware swap that could take a long time.

Although Apple said that its iOS 14.2.1 release will fix the bugs, users still have to test the update to see if it does resolve the issues. In other forums, some iPhone 12 mini users already reported that when they downloaded and installed Apple's 14.2.1 release, they did not experience any lock screen problem on their handsets anymore. As for users who complained about having text message bugs, many of them were not able to post their reaction yet as to whether the new iOS update fixed the issue on their phones. If you want to install the iOS 14.2.1 update, you can tap Settings, then General, and then tap Software Update.