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iOS 4.2 Download: Problems after Update?

As we informed you earlier, Apple has now released the update to iOS 4.2, meaning that those of you with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad can now go ahead and download it via the software updater on iTunes.

As with every iOS update, we ask you if you have had any problems after installing, and without fail, there are always a fair amount of you who complain about various problems which didn’t happen on previous versions of iOS .

In the past we’ve seen things like backups not working properly, music getting deleted for no reason, and even bricks in extreme cases. Hopefully though, we don’t see a repeat of this for the iOS 4.2 update.

The good news, is that there doesn’t appear to be any major problems so far, but we’ll obviously let you know if we encounter any during this week. Let us know if you have spotted any problems on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad after updating to iOS 4.2

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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im downloading now, should i stop?

James
James

My internet signal aparently keeps running out at the very last second of downloading the upgrade. I can't even download it to put on my iPod touch. Anyone know what's going on?

Robert
Robert

There are major issues with iOS 4.2. Loaded on my MacBook Pro and after 24 hours it still had not completed loading my 4000+ songs from my network storage drive. Did a clean install several times and once did a fresh install of my operating system – nothing helped. Went back to 9.2.1 and it works like a champ – loaded everything and completed "determining gapless playback" in less than 2 hours.

Maine_apple
Maine_apple

Only playlist Music with sync… no other Artist, Album that are checked will carry-over and sync…. any idea's (both Ipod T 2gen and Ipad)…

Jason
Jason

After the 4.2 update, I can’t connect to my home WiFi at all. I type in the key for the security but it never connects. I can connect to other wifi’s but the response to connect is sluggish. ????

Helen
Helen

Keep getting the charging not supported wiht this accessory message when it worked yesterday

tammy
tammy

i lost everything except music! everything! life as i know it over…..have retrieved apps only….that is last thing i care about! guess ill try to call apple again. so far, lots of time on hold, one conversation that didnt help at all….hopefully i can get some help with their screwup and not be asked to pay for it!

Seth
Seth

After updating to ios 4.2 my ipod touch 8g 2nd gen has been experincing problems with music mainly when i was listening to a song it switched songs without my shaking it then i qqent to a different song and it started to play really fast like at a fast pace like speed later i checked my headphones and didnt notice any thing wrong after that the songs just started to stop then get louder then it got quiter then switched songs stoped then my ipod shut off. PLEASE HELP I NEED MY MUSIC!

AOz
AOz

I guess my ipad got a little bit slower, it gives slower reactions, even if all the other programs closed, especially in keynote or pages when I'm writing it cannot catch me, stucks for a second then writes the all word. Also rotation lock switch (yes i know it is in the multitasking section) it didn not work for 2-3 minutes, but then it started work, now it is ok. However they fixed the connection to public wireless networks (which was huge problem for me).

Rob
Rob

Lost all my music but got it back using the fix now being passed around. However, a friend lost everything on her 3G….contacts, apps, pics ….everything!!! Has not recovered any of it. Apple said they might be able to help if she gave them $79. What's wrong with this picture?

themartins666
themartins666

Some severe difficulties – the phone (3GS0 'freezes, I get the connect to USB image and told to restore phone – but it doesn't.

florioisatool
florioisatool

It's not loading emails. Received emails last night around 8 pm and they're still not showing up in the iPad emails. This is my major function for my iPad so this is very frustrating.

Bob
Bob

lost all contacts, pictures and apps after download ios 4.2

its
its

some of my games are not working from when i download the new ios 4.2

Cris
Cris

I lost the accents on the german keyboard, which really sucks. An my wi-fi signal strength goes completely crazy.

james
james

on iphone 3gs the update has screwed with my ipod function, when connected to pc all 1400 songs are listed in itunes, if i go on iphone on settings, general & about it tells me there is 1400 tracks but go onto ipod function of iphone and it tells me there is no content and none of the ipod buttons work!! two of my friends have also reported this to be a problem since updating!!

Philip
Philip

Mine won't come out of the screen where it says to connect to itunes it just stuck there no matter what i try to do!

wombat
wombat

My signal strength on my iPhone 3GS has gone to sh*t

Drew
Drew

Right after the update, nothing seemed to work properly from a data standpoint. I'm not able to send or receive text messages, e-mails are not being downloaded, safari won't load any websites.

Drew
Drew

Right after the update, nothing seemed to work properly from a data standpoint. I'm not able to send or receive text messages, e-mails are not being downloaded, safari won't load any websites.

About 2 hours later, my phone blew up with text messages and e-mails. Now, it's not working again. This is very frustrating!!! I should have waited!!

Oliver
Oliver

No apps will load. They start up for a few seconds and then turn

off (iPhone 3GS) any suggestions please?

ginny
ginny

@chynna68 – running into the same problem. Looks like I have to do a hard reset. Hold down the home button and the on/off button until the screen goes black and restarts. Then – start the hard reset.

chynna68
chynna68

how long did it take you guys to have the update? mine's been runnin for 6 hours already and the progress bar hasn't moved yet. what should i do??

Justin
Justin

My rotation lock switch somehow only mutes or unmutes the volume :/

Steve
Steve

WOW, SAFARI PRoblems when i updated to IOS4.2! does not want to change pages, Can't havbe a new tab. and errors occur when entering a new google search

Tien
Tien

No new message tones

Tien
Tien

No new message tones !!!!

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