iOS 12.1 Fixes a "Big Problem"..

Did Apple fix the infamous #BeautyGate problem in iOS 12.1 on the iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max? (iOS 12.1 vs 12.0.1)

Apple’s latest software update, iOS 12.1, officially fixes one of the biggest complaints with the new iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max: Beauty Gate.

According to Apple, the issue was caused by a bug in Apple’s new Smart HDR feature, introduced with the iPhone XS. It caused the front-facing camera to add a smoothing effect to skin.

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Did you notice this change in iOS 12.1? Is BeautyGate fixed for you?

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39 Replies to “iOS 12.1 Fixes a "Big Problem"..”

  1. Rydelle F

    my new XR still smoothes out pictures taken on both my front facing and back camera. The problem hasn’t been fixed at all. Glares are also a big problem too. The camera on my 6 was better ngl

  2. Danica DeCosto

    Does the update change the video quality? Does the video have a beautygate thing or just when you take stills? I still have 12.0 and I admit that I like it making me look better lol. But what I don't like is that when I'm taking videos with the selfie camera it looks more grainy…but that could just be that it's not as good as the back camera.

  3. Cooheyman

    They still haven’t fixed it completely it is fixed a bit but it’s still not sharp enough, it’s blurry and previous iPhones are still way more sharp.

  4. BANDIT188

    Anybody else notice photos look painted or airbrushed when zoomed in? I’ve taken a lot of burst photos and they all look like crap. My iPhone 6s on iOS 12.1 doesn’t have this issue. Anybody notice this?

  5. Rob Bassani

    Aside from the beautygate issue, do you still see a slight green tinge that messes with the true color of the photos?
    I find it makes certain colors look slightly off or looking lighter such as shirts and hair.

    (in my tests I'm not using Portrait mode because other apps such as SnapChat have to default to the Normal mode)

  6. Geeks Life

    It isn't just images. It's happening for me with video too. Makes me look pink. And I have 12.1 and don't see a difference. I'd have noticed without the media for sure. ? still loving the phone though.

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