Every time Apple brings out a new update for their iOS devices it either makes previous issues worse or brings along a few new ones. iOS 6.1 update is no different because it delivers several iPhone 5 problems, some of which we have experienced. What we find strange is how Apple has brought in some new features and fixes to several problems that we have not been aware of, but what about those everyday issues that are affecting a huge percentage of iPhone 5 users?
A quick visit to the Apple Support Communities shows a huge list of iOS 6.1 iPhone 5 problems, such as some users being unable to sync their phone via Wi-Fi or even a hard wire connection with a lead to their computer. The process gets so far but at step 7 it cannot go any further, which is a huge issue if you have new items on your phone you wish to sync to your computer.
There have been others who have said that after they updated to iOS 6.1 with their AT&T iPhone 5 they seem to have lost service or when they get it back the signal bars are very low. However, once they make a call the service goes to full signal. We’ve not heard of this one and wonder if it is new or just specific to certain individuals?
We already knew that there was a battery issue, but now iOS 6.1 seems to have made the battery problems even worse, something that we know only too well as we are having to charge ours on a more regular basis. I’ve noticed that leaving the iPhone 5 on standby over night can see the battery drop by at least 8 to 10 percent, which is far greater than it was before. We should all learn to be more aware and not update the moment Apple makes a new version of iOS available – when will we ever learn?
One final iOS 6.1 issue is with Siri, as in a few cases this service has stopped working when you use headphones. The bug only occurs when the headphones and phone are in the pocket and not when taken out. It’s suggested that it could be a proximity sensor issue, but we’re not too sure. Some users have complained that Apple should have updated Apple Maps with iOS 6.1, but we do know that they recently said that this would be done on the fly.
What iOS 6.1 problems with the iPhone 5 have you experienced?