We’ve been hands-on with the iPhone 5 since launch and also the iOS 6.0.1 update, which has plagued some users with problems in a number of forms. Our time with both the hardware and iOS 6.0.1 update has been free of issues, but this is not the case for a growing number of our readers. We reported the new software went live right at the start of this month, and while Apple hasn’t commented on any of the problems being experienced with iOS 6.0.1, our readers are certainly making some noise.
Apple’s iOS 6.0.1 update causes numerous problems – the list is growing and it’s fair to say that some of these issues are for select users, and certain problems are being complained about more than others, which shows a pattern that could affect thousands of iPhone and iPad users.
Problems experienced since the iOS 6.0.1 update, and before for some people, include the iPhone 4S battery draining really fast, issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks that were easy to connect to before iOS 6, and also a number of people are claiming that cellular networks are harder to connect to after this latest software update.
The battery life problems with iOS 6.0.1 and the iPhone 4S are likely to affect a lot of users, and considering we’ve heard about this before the previous update it could be an ongoing problem needing a fix. The Wi-Fi problems are also known to be an ongoing issue that Apple has attempted to fix, but it seems things are still bad for certain people and in some cases a lot worse since the iOS 6.0.1 update.
It is fair to say the majority of people don’t experience call problems, our calls have been perfect on the iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.1, but this doesn’t mean users are not having major call quantity issues. We’ve heard from PR readers stating, “I keep getting a bad connection when calling people“, and “the calls include static and garbled voices“. Our advice to these people would be to try and install iOS 6 from fresh, so reset everything after backing up and if this doesn’t fix it then contact Apple as it could be a hardware issue.
What problems are you finding after the iOS 6.0.1 update? You can read about new features being needed with iOS 6.1 in this article, although we’d love to hear from our readers about their problems needing a fix with iOS 6.0.2.
Seasoned iPhone owners might remember the battery life problems found on the 4S model shortly after it released, and Apple later confirmed these issues and it took a few software updates before the majority of people experienced a lot better battery life. We were one of the initial group of users with battery problems, and after two updates all had been fixed, but it is worth pointing out that millions of iPhone 4S owners had no battery problems, so there is a good chance the current iOS 6.0.1 problems are not experienced by the majority of people. We can confirm on our iPhone 5, and two 4S models in the office, there are no problems after installing the iOS 6.0.1 update. How about you?
Also See: iTunes 12.0.1 update release notes