iOS 6.0.2 update remedies Wi-Fi leaves battery problems

By Daniel Chubb - Dec 18, 2012

Today you might have noticed your Apple mobile device receive the iOS 6.0.2 update, which during the install process explains that it fixes a Wi-Fi bug. We’ve heard plenty of complaints about the iPhone 5 and 4S experiencing Wi-Fi problems, but this is the first time Apple has officially addressed the issues and offered a solution within a software update. If you have started the download then you’ll know that the file size is 983.2MB for the iPhone 5, although it would likely be a similar size for other devices running iOS 6 as well.

Apple made it clear that the iOS 6.0.2 software update contains other bug fixes and improvements, but only listed a fix for Wi-Fi on the update window as seen in the image below. You can go to Apple’s official security updates page found here, which lists software updates for a range of devices throughout 2011 and 2012. It is worth noting that the latest iOS 6.0.2 update is not yet featured on this page, but you should expect the release notes soon.

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It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard about problems with iOS 6 and the biggest had been Apple maps, which has since been helped with the release of an official Google Maps app for iOS devices. We recently heard about a lot of performance problems with the iPhone 5 and 4S running on iOS 6.01, which can be seen in over 100 comments on this page. We also heard from a lot of PR readers about iPhone 4S battery life problems back in October, and even after the iOS 6.0.2 update today it seems that some people are still complaining about battery issues.

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Does your iPhone have battery or Wi-Fi problems after iOS 6.0.2? Personally our iPhone 5 runs fine without any Wi-Fi or battery issues, and we can say the same for two iPhone 4S models in this office. It is fair to say that thousands of people are experiencing issues, so we’d love to hear from these people after they install the iOS 6.0.2 update. Has your device improved?

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