iOS 4.3 Problems – Issues Encountered So Far

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Apple recently made their iOS 4.3 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch public, now that people have had a chance to download and install this new iOS version we thought we would look at some of the problems people have been experiencing so far.

The good news is that on the whole we are hearing good things about the update, obviously a small minority of people will experience a few niggling issues, however a few minor problems spread across 10 of millions of people out there is not bad going.

One problem which we have heard about seems to be affecting music and sound apps, Hohner SqueezeBox‘s developers recently suggested that there seems to be a problem with audio clicks and pops which never existed on any previous iOS release.

Another sound-related problem has affected a GSM iPhone 4 owner, he suggests that since installing the update stopped various sound effects from working, such as lock sounds and keyboard clicks, he suggests that it is an Airplay-related bug, you can follow progress on this issue here.

If you have noticed that since installing the update the wrong album covers show up on some albums you are not alone, “robs89″ talks about this issue on Apple Discussions, at one point he thought that deleting all of the music of his iPhone 4 and then re-syncing it fixed the problem, however the problem has occurred again since then.

In terms of error messages we have two to report (at the time of this post), one iOS 4.3 installer received an “error 1013″ message when installing iOS 4.3 on his iPhone 4, this may be firewall related, a possible fix can be found here. Another person received a message saying “Unknown error occurred (2006)”, we looked around and this forum thread may be useful for you.

Finally we have heard a few reports of problems with the Twitter app crashing after installing iOS 4.3, we can’t confirm whether this is a common problem therefore try out the app and leave us a comment below, or you could perhaps test it by following me and tweeting this post.

We would love to hear from you to see if you are experiencing problems with your Apple device since installing iOS 4.3, therefore feel free to describe your problem in the comments section below, remember to tell us which device you are using.

Also See: iOS 9 built-in apps to include Beats Music

  • Slade 2308

    After trying to install iOS 4.3 on my iPhone 4 (using a brand new macbook pro 13" with the new intel chips and thunderbolt port) many times i keep getting the error – the iphone cannot be updated and wile restoring, which i am forced to do, i am greeted with the unknown error 9 cannot restore iPhone message!

    PLEASE HELP

    • Normandy

      I got the dreaded Unknown error code 1013 and it put my phone in restore mode. When I tried to restore I got the same error indicating that iPhone could not be restored. That's when I paniced. I checked my iTunes version and I was running 10.2 not 10.2.1 so I did an update and restarted. Same error on restore. DOH! I did a search on Twitter and found one guy had found a fix that worked for him.

      Here is the link to the fix: Fix iTunes Error 1013 When Updating iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 | Redmond Pie

      I am happy to report that this fixed the error I was getting and my phone was successfully restored. I hope this helps others who may get the same error on updating.

  • Corey DelPrete

    when phone is on vibrate it vibrates then a pause then vibrates again, also phone seems bogged down and lags really wish i stuck with waiting to update!

    • tommy v

      same here

      • Corey D

        ya i have found a lot more problems since yesterday when i updated apps crash all some apps i can't open phone seems super slow even after restarting phone a few times also using the new macbook pro 13 inch that just came out wonder if that is part of the issue?

  • buddyk

    update is crap i just updated an lost all my contact phone now lags have not had nothing crash so far but i really wish i would of waited hopfully apple fixes this real soon and my lock sound i now gone aswell and i also am using a brand new macbook so idk whats going on knew i should of waited! (AT&T Iphone 4)

    • beerye

      you must have done something wrong….worked fine for me!

      • ClaretBobby

        how can you do it wrong? its an automated process!

  • Chip

    i tried updating to 4.3 and it has now keeps asking me to restore my iphone 4. unknown error 1013 keep poping up. ive been through everything on the apple help pages and still no luck.

    • Normandy

      I got the dreaded Unknown error code 1013 and it put my phone in restore mode. When I tried to restore I got the same error indicating that iPhone could not be restored. That's when I paniced. I checked my iTunes version and I was running 10.2 not 10.2.1 so I did an update and restarted. Same error on restore. DOH! I did a search on Twitter and found one guy had found a fix that worked for him.

      Here is the link to the fix: Fix iTunes Error 1013 When Updating iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 | Redmond Pie

      I am happy to report that this fixed the error I was getting and my phone was successfully restored. I hope this helps others who may get the same error on updating.

      • chip

        you are a legend thanks very much for the help

      • Joe

        This is happening to me too. I however already updated to 10.2.1, and it is still happening :(

      • jnova

        Thank you, this def works! Updated itunes to 10.2.2, also.

  • Paul

    I am having a number of issues with the new update. I have a first generation 16 GB iPad.

    Freezing on the apple load up screen.
    Deleted apps, show back up the next time I boot up.
    Memory space does not change after deleting apps.

  • Johnny Duran

    I tried to update my iPad to the new ios 4.3? and in iTunes, the message i get is ios 4.2 is the latest, and therefore i cannot update my iPad.
    I have a phone appointment tomorrow…. we'll see?

    • greyie

      Your computer may be running on an older version of iTunes. Update iTunes and try again.

      • joejoe

        I updated iTunes and still get the message that says ios 4.2 is the latest.

        • Pete

          try this . Go to itunes menu, select "check for updates". Worked for me last time

  • Paul

    I ended up resetting my ipad but now itunes won't recognize it.

  • BuckmarkTN

    I have a 16g White 3GS, and just loaded 4.3. The entire phone seems to be VERY slow compared to before 4.3. When running Safari on 3G it takes twice as long or maybe longer to browse through my regular websites. Everything just seems slower. Is it possible to remove 4.3???

    • Sephanubisiii

      I too have this issue, I have a 16gig 3Gs black and it is screwy way too much. It will lag, menus will start jumbling up horribly with text overlapping, I mean the list goes on.

  • Burton

    Not sure what all the problems are. I upgraded my 3GS in around 20 minutes. I had no issues whatsoever with data loss, and all programs are functioning correctly. Kuddos Apple for a seamless upgrade… its about damn time.

  • Kerry

    Seems that my iphone 4 had about 6 free gigs before the update, now I have 1. Its still syncing, but thinking it is now uploading all my photos, not just the checked ones.

  • Bert

    error 9 as well, phone was working perfectly before update…please help! its a brick now…

  • Joe

    after my update my camera froze and my facetime wont work at all

  • Scaramouche

    There are items missing from tv shows when using home sharing on my iPhone 4. It only has the tv shows I have purchased from iTunes. However they are all present on the apple tv.

  • Scaramouche

    There are items missing from tv shows when using home sharing on my iPhone 4. It only has the tv shows I have purchased from iTunes. However they are all present on the apple tv.

  • Sbf

    Having strange screen issues on my 4th gen iPod touch. When a push notification comes in the blue box has all these strange graphical errors. Never happen until after installing 4.3

  • rarrr

    I have an iPod Touch 4 and I've had no problems so far. My Twitter app works fine.

  • zap_slz

    updated from 4.2.1 to 4.3 – error message The iphone "iphone" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred 1013) – have tried even on different computer, same message. Tried to go back to 4.2 – still would not let me with same error message 1013. What a bull* update!

    • Stuary21

      Could be a host file problem I had same problem with mine because I had to iPhones and one was jail broken
      Google it ul edit ur host file
      Stu

    • Michael

      If you have a Mac, here's the solution:

      Open applications folder
      Choose utilities
      Open Terminal
      Type in sudo "nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes)
      enter your password
      Use arrow keys to scroll down, add a # in front of the lines which contain gs.apple
      Save it by pressing Ctrl+O and then press enter
      Exit by pressing Ctrl+O
      Restore in iTunes

      Hope this helps.
      If you don't have a Mac, I don't have the solution

  • zap_slz

    just tried the "Fix iTunes Error 1013 When Updating iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 thing" – would not work on mine.

  • Mickydub

    i have updated 32g wifi ipad and it keeps looping between apple logo and lock screen every 3 seconds- have restored but same issue. not sure what to do now – iphone 4 updated just fine…. – not happy Apple

  • Zaveri

    Having issues with face time.. It's been activating from last 2 hours…

  • zap_slz

    Ok, looks like I'm winning! I RESTARTED the computer after I deleted that "gs.apple.com" in hosts. Now I am reinstalling 4.2.1 – currently restoring from iTunes – never been this far!

  • Santosh Singh

    santosh singh

  • Ximinez

    I develop apps using core data and all my apps freeze when a complex core data query is performed using a number of joins. Never had any issue with any previous iOS versions. There is no crash log or console message the app just completely freezes up. So I guess that will effect many other apps using core data. This is unacceptable.

    • Bob

      I have the same problem. Any solution so far?

  • Antoun

    I have tried twice to upgrade my iPad 64GB 3G and both times it becomes unresponsive. I changes from Apple Screen (restartng) to Normal Logon Screen every 4 seconds. There is no way to use anything.

  • Dgen

    twitter app crashing after 10 secs. Have 1 other report of same.

  • philthy

    Battery indicator doesn't go to full anymore
    Vlc player has performance problems
    Can't connect to my netgear router anymore
    Safari shuts down on me

    I updated and even tried a restore with ios 4.3 and it doesn't get any better. Tired of apple, thank god competiton is coming

  • L. S.

    I have iPad 3 G, do not use 3G. After updating OS last night, everything is crashing including Safari. The iPad is unusable!!!l

  • ampsan

    Got stuck in a restore loop with error 1013, following the steps on the linked page seem to have fixed it (currently restoring from my last backup, so I have no reason to think it's not working!)
    Just had to make sure to comment out ALL the gs.apple.com lines

  • devlin mann

    iphone 4 restarting randomly after 4.3 update

  • Dave

    Hi, I updated 2 iPhones to 4.3 today. The 3GS now shows the Personal Hotspot settings but it's actually just tethering settings that have been renamed. The other phone, an iPhone 4, has now lost it's tethering options and has no settings for personal hotspot. Both phones are with Vodafone NZ and both phones were able to tether prior to updating to iOS 4.3

  • Daniel

    I updated my 3GS today and now the settings screen is laggy and I can't turn off the switches for wifi.

  • Brad

    I would follow you or tweet the post … But, my twitter app on iOS 4.3 crashes every time. Sucks. Just in time for SXSWi too.

  • gadget__junkie

    No vibrate wen wanted on calls,stuck on vibrate for sms tones..after 4.3.,twitter crash'z all the time and keeps saving as a draft, called my local apple store in Australia and have a appointment for 2:20pm mon 16th-3-2011
    Was told they will replace my iphone4 with a "working" non-buggy handset..
    This is the worst iOS update I've had in years
    Will post after mon app with outcome
    Glad I have my nexusS – android FTW!!

  • Joe

    Twitter app crashes A LOT

  • trevor

    I have an Ipod 4 and an Iphone. The Ipod updated to 4.3 no problem but my iphone says it is running 4.2.6 and it is the latest version?

  • John

    My Ipad is flickering and flashing like crazy. It is totally unusable. I downloaded and installed it 3 times from 3 different computers. I have played with the brightness and orientation lock and it is still a piece of $#@!. I have used new profiles and the keyboard is possessed. It was 100% operational prior to this update. My iphone 4 and 3gs are aok after this update. What gives…

  • D Lee

    Maps application has Chinese street names for Australia and USA. I so happen to be in China when I updated to iOS 4.3 . Does this mean that the update defaults to the native language of the country the user is in or does it pick up the fact that I am in China and returns Chinese language maps? Whichever way it goes, what good is it when I dont read Chinese? Users beware! This could mean that as a tourist in a foriegn country with unfamiliar language, you may need to translate MANY street names. Also, the ability to zoom in is now limited.

  • Joel Andoetoe

    On my iPad, the update to 4.3 went smooth, but resulted in nothing but misery. Device performance is slow, WIFI gets disabled every 20-30 minutes, the Twitter app doesn't connect (Osfoora does) and though I have my iPad configured to English, some feature suddenly appear in my country's native Dutch. Other than restoring the screen lock button, I see no improvements, and really, this update sucks.

  • Al B

    After installing 4.3 on an original IPad 64 Gb, random apps are occasionally running when waking up, rather than the Home screen.

  • Katie

    My iPhone 4 crashes constantly since the new update!! How do I go back to the previous one??

  • Ben

    I have an iPhone 4 – when I open the messages app, randomly the keyboard appears in the list of messages. You cannot scroll up or down – you have to open a conversation and go back to the list to get rid of it. Also, there is definitely a lag, again not all the time.

    I haven't been able to reproduce the message list bug at will, or the lag. Very frustrating as I've not had a problem with an iOS upgrade before.

  • Richard

    4.3 bug: iPad 1 emits "new mail" sound every ten seconds, and mail app crashes when I open Mail.

    Ditto crashing on iPhone 4, but doesn't have the "new mail" sound problem.

  • Sagar

    The slide to unlock slider is displayed even after many minutes Have passed ie a dimm screen with only the slider. But u cannot unlock using that slider

    U have to press home or the power key to bring up the slider again.

  • Christina

    Ever since i updated to 4.3 i have not been able to sync any pictures to my phone or ipad. i know its not the pictures because i have had them on the devices before the update.

  • Lori

    I lost all my recent pics from my Iphone after I did the upgrade and am VERY upset about it. Still trying to figure it out!

  • glenn

    after installing IOS 4.3 we suddenly cannot connect to our intranet site. reverted back to 4.2 and its ok.

  • kpa

    iOS 4.3 is very laggy on iPhone 4, compared to 4.2.1. About 1-2 second delay after screen gesture, makes it very aggravating to use.

  • jokomucho

    I'm having problem after i updated my ipod 4th gen to 4.3, when i about to unlock the screen esp. the code box & wifi signal has a static lines… what should i do with this?

  • julius

    Some lagged and graphical issues and it's killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aaa

    i updated and now i have a problem with app store. it wont let me update of download any app. sort of authorization problem. seems like a loop? i m really annoyed.

  • dan

    Updated last night. Twitter crashing, all of my recent notes are lost also. That's it so far, but not good

  • dragon1974uk

    I have recently updated my iPod Touch (3rd Gen) to iOS4 and I am experiencing the same problem (wrong album covers). The incorrect album art had even spilled over to my videos as well. However, when I view the albums in iTunes, everything appears normal. Is there a solution for this problem?

  • sa sa

    i have iphone4 and ever since the update, my phone's been having connection problems. no receiption, internet is not connecting, when i'm in wi-fi area my what's app just can't connect even safari is not showing. i had thought it was my problem, but checked with my friends n they r having the same problems.

  • Dev

    after update — no more QuickTime??? Also – under safari settings there is NO plugin option!! It's GONE :: wtf?? Cannot play any QuickTime videos of course but I can't seem to find any info on this problem ANYWHERE ?? anyone have this issue or something similar?

  • Alpha2012

    having major problem with 4.3 on IPOD 4th gen. it wont power off, tried for a hole day to power of the device no luck. and the volume buttons stop responding in every app i use including music, this also effects safari and some web apps like paddypower which relay slows down and breaks when navigating. listning to music though is crystal clear no click or hissing noise as some have encountered . 4.2.1 did no have these issues atoll, i hope they have sorted this out in 4.3.1 updating now

  • Reid

    Since I updated to 4.3 I can't unlock the phone at times. I have to force it down and restart to get it back up. I have to do this several times a day. I am not impressed! I want my iphone back!!!!! I need to figure out how to restore to a previous 4.2… Something to do over the weekend..

  • Martin

    There are sound problems on iPad after installing iOS 4.3: for example such apps like AirHarp and Percussive have annoying clicking sounds. Also it seems that iPad (1gen) got little bit slower and buggyier: there are some messages that suddenly pop up, some apps are closing or opening by themselves, keyboard appears some times slower etc.

  • Disgruntled

    My apps wont open at all, every app i open crashes my phone, i have no problems with calls or texts but i can tuse any apps – its a Joke

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      hope that someone would give us a right solution for this. its so frustrating not being able to use applications(free or paid)

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      hope that someone would give us a right solution for this. its so frustrating not being able to use applications(free or paid)

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      hope that someone would give us a right solution for this. its so frustrating not being able to use applications(free or paid)

  • JorPal

    Since this last update my iPhone 4 can't access the keyboard unless I turn it off and on. Never had this problem before and it is quite annoying.

  • Angad

    MY apps r not starting they just open up then its show a black screen for not even 1 sec and then the app shuts off

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      i have the same problem too. they keep on crashing. if i’ve known this before, i never should have updated.

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      i have the same problem too. they keep on crashing. if i’ve known this before, i never should have updated.

    • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

      i have the same problem too. they keep on crashing. if i’ve known this before, i never should have updated.

  • Bill

    I received several errors when attempting to down load the iphone update and should have taken that as an omen. The third time was the charm and now most of my contacts are missing phone numbers and addresses. Disappointed!

  • Anonymous

    I’m having delayed lock sounds with iOS 4.3. Sometimes as much as 2 seconds after pressing the lock button, the sound activates. Anyone else with this problem?

  • Anonymous

    I’m having delayed lock sounds with iOS 4.3. Sometimes as much as 2 seconds after pressing the lock button, the sound activates. Anyone else with this problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Miroslav-Gombík/100001946943569 Miroslav Gombík

    iPhone 4. After upgrading to IOS 4.3.2, I have mic/hearing problem during 50 % of calls. I can always hear everyone properly, but sometimes the other party stops hearing me. It sometimes gets back to normal, sometimes I have to drop the call and call again. Mic is working fine, dictafone and Skype works perfectly. Situation is the same after upgrading to IOS 4.3.3. I have read on the internet forums, that this affected a plenty of iPhone 4 users….  

  • matt chaput

    My IPod Touch 4g 32gb on ios 4.3.3 has some issues. One of these issues is that when I go into the app store app, it loads for about 5 seconds then crashes. 2nd is the brightness/backlight, every time i lock my IPod it turns the backlight/brightness down to about half way. I have tried to do the reset on the IPod itself and that didnt work so I tried to restore it and that didnt work either. The restore goes though with it and then after every thing is finished it comes up with an error. Has anyone had the same problems or does someone have a solution for me please.

  • matt chaput

    BTW if you do have a solution for me, E-Mail me at chaputy99@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/prcskhy.hipolito Khay Hipolito

    after updating my ipod touch 4g to iOs 4.3.3 version.. all apps doesn’t work anymore.
    its so frustrating. why does Apple released a software that makes apps crash.
    it opens and after a second it closes,
    any solution?im sure not only me has this kind of problem

  • Mbentzen

    After I installed iTune 10 on my Windows XP, my iPad 1 would no longer sync or even work.  I thought it was my old machine (probably 7 years old), so I bought an HP laptop yesterday.  Now when I try to restore, I keep getting the following error:  There was a problem downloading the software for the iPad.  The network connection timed out.  Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.  Well, I’ve tried this numerous times with the same result.  I disabled the Windows firewall, as others have suggested, but still the same problem.  Can someone please help?  I’ve already taked the iPad store and they said it it should now work but it doesn’t.  This is the first issued I’ve had.