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iPhone iOS 4.1 Update: Do you have any Problems?

Just as expected, Apple released their iPhone iOS 4.1 update on iTunes, bringing a lot more functionality to iPhone and iPod devices, notably the debut of the Game Center and a fix for the annoying proximity sensor issues.

But like every other iPhone update, they do not come without their fair share of problems. We had over 120 comments from you about problems relating to iOS 4.0.1, while 4.0.2 also came with a few unexpected problems.

Aside from the new features that you’ll be getting within iOS 4.1, Apple promised that proximity sensor issues will be gone – can any of you confirm this?

We’ll probably hear about many bugs in the next few days, but for now, let us know if you have experienced any major problems after updating to iOS 4.1.

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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Bagzik331
Bagzik331

my iphone4 is having a problem in updating, after downloading 377mb it willl stop. does anyone know why?
please i need your help. thank you in advance

Kate Morrill

my voicemails take up to 30 mins to come through and it freezes when i try to listen to it, the whole phone ap freezes constantly and is a white screen. never had any problems with my phone until now!!!!

neil pamonag
neil pamonag

i just updated my iphone 3g to 4.1 it is unlocked and jailbroken but my problem is that i cant change my background what can i do to fix this?

rkcp
rkcp

after the 4.1 update my iphone play back through the pioneer avh p3100 dvd system in my car has started skipping (like a scratched CD) – i have seen this issue also reported in Apple support forums. Due to this, one of the major benefits from the iphone (play back my music through the car while charging) is completely lost. It is now more than a month and i don't think Apple has even acknowledged this problem. A very arrogant company which could not care less for its customers. i am moving to android the next time i buy a… Read more »

George Conklin
George Conklin

After updating to 4.1, I can download tunes from iTunes. But after the process is over, nothing ever appears on the iPod. The download just disappears into ether. Does anyone have a solution?

Junaid Abbas
Junaid Abbas

Hi,im having iphone 3gs for last 11 months and was working properly and installed all updates till 4.1 and ever since installed 4.1 my ISP mail (www.eim.ae / mail.emirates.net.ae) started creating problems. I have 4 mails configured in my 3gs, 2 gmails, 1 hotmail & my ISP's mail "EIM.AE". my other 3 mails working properly but IPS's mail not working & all the time getting annoying msg of "CANNOT GET MAIL" , "CHECK YOU SETTING" , "YOUR SERVER MAIL.EMIRATES.NET.AE IS NOT RESPONDING" , "CHECK YOUR SETTING" the most sad part is, im not the only one who is suffering with… Read more »

Marc
Marc

Also having problems with wifi sinds i installed iOS 4.1.i need to reboot my iPhone 4 to get wifi connection.i Will be downgrading my phone this week back to 4.02

Keith Byrne

My Battery Is Going Faster Than Ever! And Bluetooth An Wifi Are Grey So I Cant Select Either To Turn Them On Or Off I'm Using 3gs 🙁

Danni
Danni

After upgrading to the 4.1 I have a really annoying proble with the alarm. I've had no problems at all before this. The alarm was set to 6:00am each day, this morning it went off at 5:00am. It's still set to 6:00am but rings at 5:00am – I don't even have a 5:00am alarm set at all. Then when 6:00am comes – no alarm. No matter what time I want the alarm to go off, it will go off an hour earlier. Very annoying.

Alex
Alex

I have a iPhone 3GS and updated it with software 4.1 and when I look at my pictures all you can see in the album is a blank screen and when my alarm is set to repeat over several days won’t work anybody else had problems? thanks

Luther
Luther

updated my 3G to 4.1 last week. NEVER had a problem before that, but since then lots. Every app loads slow (iTunes takes up to 30 seconds – count it), sometimes can’t access online network without reboot (I’ve rebooted more in the last week than I have in the last year), and the biggest complaint happend today – alarm was set to 7:00am yesterday, changed it to 8:00am last night, this morning it went off at 7:00am. I’m looking at it and it’s still set to 8:00am but here it is ringing at 7:00am – I don’t even have a… Read more »

Ravi

after upgrading my iphone is locked its asking the at&t sim

Joey
Joey

I have an Iphone 4 and with 4.1 my calls dont log anymore.. doesnt save recent calls or missed calls

lisa
lisa

my alarm is going off an hour before its supposed to 🙁 and when i message/type, it isnt hitting the right letters! like its all out of whack! not happy apple

PatJ
PatJ

I can no longer mms photos. I no longer have the option either in message or on photo…I have an unlimited package so it was the simplest way for me to send pics to friends and family.

Amy Boire
Amy Boire

I updated my ipod to version 4.1 and my photos went black, what do i do?

kate
kate

where are all my apps gone

Catriona
Catriona

I did the new update and even with my alcoves that was sent from apple the thing constantly loses signal it’s really annoying to be honest! is it just mine or are other people having the same problem?? thanks

David b
David b

It was a few days after the upgrade when my problems started. Wifi just starts and stops when it wants too. The main thing I have noticed turn it off when you go out it seems to like only one connection.

Tried everything network resetting , phone resetting, and full restore. Just pray they will do something and soon.

Oh and I have poor signal where it use to be good

Dave
Dave

Interface with Pioneer A/V Receiver no longer works…confirmed with Pioneer Tech Support this morning. Starts OK, but sound drops out after a couple of minutes. Displays on receiver, TV and iPhone all continue to indicate everything is fine, but no sound. Turn the receiver off and back on, sound comes back, but then drops out again. Did the same with 3GS and 4 phones.

Phatgc
Phatgc

Worked fine on my 3Gs for 4 days then music player wouldnt work, kept bouncing me back to main screen

Jess
Jess

I upgraded my 3GS to 4.1 and since then, when typing anything in texts, facebook or anything to do with the keyboard, the keys I press are not the letters that come up on the screen. Very frustrating.
I have taken my phone back to apple 4 times, and everytime they give me a new phone and update to 4.1 and it does it again. Finally got them to give me a new one withOUT upgrading software,,,No problems so far.

Apparently 4.2 is due out in Nov.

cianuro
cianuro

4.1… Proximity sensor solved… New problem…. Video camera won't record sound… It was fine before 4.1…

billLL
billLL

ios 4.1 will mostly likey break your car audio compatibility.

brayn
brayn

my iphone 3g shuts down randomly…and sometimes wifi doesnt connect

Eoin
Eoin

I updated my Iphone 3GS to 4.1 at the weekend an now it keeps shutting down randomly also when this happens the screen goes all strange any one got any ideas as to what it might be? also im trying to restore it at the moment and it has frozen on itunes and the screen has gone blank on the phone.

Jared Allen
Jared Allen

I am have a wifi issue by going to turn my wifi on and the screen flickers and the iPhone 4g restarts! Anyone having the same problem?

sam
sam

i have a iphone 3g 8gb and i have been getting lots of problems with it

for example

the phones been freezing
not receving text messages or phone calls

has anyone had the same problem if so let me no if u have managed to repair it

Richie
Richie

I have the same problem with wifi, saying im connected in settings but not getting the wifi symbol on the top left hand corner just the the 3G symbol.

ogabugabuga
ogabugabuga

yeah can't connect to wi-fi either, got 1-2 bars, says i'm connected under settings, but no apps will go to internet, safari, weather, mail, things like that, weird,

only reason i bothered updating was i saw a interesting game that was free, but required 4.0 or higher, i was 3.1.2, game was mediocre at best, 🙁

really regretting the update, hope apple fixes it soon, glad to know i'm not the only one having 4.1 problems, i was about to just take my ipod back to store,

or smash it, lol, just kidding.

k4.1
k4.1

Good job Apple 4.1 Great joke!

Victor
Victor

My wi-fi signal significantly drops with the 4.1 upgrade. Although it fixes the face dialing problems, now my reception range is very poor.

Janice Swink
Janice Swink

Ever since updating to 4.1 I can't save photos that were sent to me via text or email. It will give me the save option but doesn't show up in my camera roll.

BlackBones
BlackBones

Well, my WiFi stopped working thanks to the 4.1 update. And if I want it to work I have to turn my Ipod off and on over and over again. Even then it says it can't connect with the server. I hope Apple fixes this soon because it's very annoying.

Mark
Mark

I just downloaded the 4.1 update for my 3gs iPhone and when I attempt to send pics in text, I get error messages that I cannot send them. WTF? Is there a way to restore to earlier versions of the OS?

Brn

Since updating the software to 4.1 when I try to load my calendar I get a blank screen. To rectify I have to go to the calendar area, you know where you van load up burgher calendar, and then click off and back on the calendar and then done. And it now works.

As well all the photos I had loaded suddenly went black after loading the new software.

Totally fed up with this crap phone and company.

Larece
Larece

Show black screen in photo albums, have to go through camera and go to my photos that way. Tried re-installing and still didnt work. Camera is also sooooooooooooooo slow!

Gaz511
Gaz511

Since updating i keep getting asked to turn on mobile data everytime I open txt messages. Also have to switch mobile data off and then on again to connect to app store and Internet

Chucho
Chucho

my facebook icon is gone? how can I add it back onto my wall

ladiesman217
ladiesman217

i charged my 3GS at 21:00 upto 100% and then the next morning (07:00), it went down to 12%

Jon
Jon

I’m using a 3Gs and just updated through itunes. After I un-plugged it from my computer and clicked the silver button on the top of the phone it applied the key lock and now I cant get into my phone because I don’t have a 4 digit code. WTF is this?

lwh
lwh

It ran ok while first installed. However, after one day, takes forever to restart the phone and without wifi showed.

Ants
Ants

After trying to install, my iPhone 4 completely froze up. No restore would fix the prob. I ended up taking back to Vodafone where I purchased and they are going to give me a new phone. They seem to think my iPhone is faulty. Very random.

Paulo Lima
Paulo Lima

OS 4.1 is done and the first thing i notice was the wifi signal was weaker, i have reset the network settings and nothing. I have a Iphone 3G 8GB
Every update from apple one or two things are messy…..unbelievable!!!!

kuldeep wadhwa
kuldeep wadhwa

Battery life is became low…….. and sound in headphones is also low……………. Can any one help in solving this???????????

marie
marie

updated my iphone 4 and the proximity issues are still there – if anything it seems worse…..also, my battery seems to drain even faster and the signal goes out a lot.

hasan
hasan

I havent had a problem with anything in the Iphone 4 so far
i bought it on june 25th from the apple store in London, Regent street the signal drops one bar and for 5 mins it has 4 bars and it wont drop after that
the wifi works fine and can connect easily to it easily aswell the proximity sensor has never been better and honestly i havent had one phone call dropped at all
i can provide if you want just reply to my comment and i will post a video on youtube

Pat
Pat

My Calendar colors completely washed out! I have several Google calendars synced with my 3Gs and now the iPhone Calendar colors all look the same. Who said Android?

keith
keith

After the 4.1 update to my 3Gs, it has begun to drain the battery completely in about 6 hours while on standby with no apps running in the background. It gets alarmingly warm too. The solution? Turn it off completely! oh dear apple…

michelle
michelle

Just updated to 4.1 a few minutes ago. I had 100% battery and within a couple minutes the battery is down to 97%? WTH?? Shouldn't have updated. Hubby updated his with no probs. UGH~ Apples starting to piss me off! Had to go into apple to replace my iphone 4 that I had for 2 days..now this! ugh!!!!

omar
omar

my microphone wont work after i did the update everything was fine with 4.0.2 than once i updated to 4.1 my microphone stopped working

Walter
Walter

I just updated my iPod Touch from 3.1.3 to 4.1 and Spotlight search no longer goes directly to a contact. The contact name (e.g. John Smith) is displayed in the Spotlight search results, but when you select it, Spotlight doesn't go to the John Smith entry in the Contact database, instead it goes wherever you were the last time you were in the Contact database. I tried configuring Settings>General>Spotlight Search for just Contacts, but same problem.

The Doc
The Doc

The 4.1 update has improved the performance of my iPhone 3G but introduced a problem with the Mail app with Yahoo email accounts. When I select an email to read the phone hangs and I have to do a full power down & power on to reset it. It takes forever in a day to power down and power back up. To fix the problem I have to disable the email service that failed in Settings, sign into the email account from my pc and clear put trash and spam and then turn mail bck on in Settings. That takes… Read more »

Shasta
Shasta

This is complete Bulls**t I barely get a signal now. Constantly 1 maybe 2 bars after update where i used to have 4 to 5. Apple needs to recognize this and FIX IT pronto.

Amadeu
Amadeu

After update my iphone4, to ios 4.1, my battery drais in about 4/6 hours.

I made a reset and start a new phone, but didn’t work.

Apple or anyone, please help!!

Ames
Ames

Since I updated I don’t get more than 3 signal bars. Sometimes dropping down to only 2. Never had this problem before updating.

Tony
Tony

Since installing iOS4 I keep getting thrown out from my iPod app. Now get signal problems and games fail to refresh. Only a few problems found so far since updating yesterday! Can I revert back to the problem free iOS3 please!

grant
grant

iphone 4 , 4.1 update has left my phone completely dead ??? any ideas please ?

@davidsim

I'm still having major proximity issues. Made a call five minutes ago and during that one call, my phone decided to try to go to Face Time with the person I was talking to, put them on hold and dialled another person and opened a YouTube clip. I'm going to take my handset back and get another one. If that one still has the same issues, I'm going to have to switch from Apple to another phone.

Pschaps
Pschaps

This update is a crock of shit… thanks apple for screwing up my iphone 4, you did good… Its now slower than it was before I updated to 4.1, lags when opening folders (about a 0.5 second delay) and my signal strength keeps on dropping even when I just leave the phone on my desk, which it NEVER did before the patch!!!!
How do I put the old version of IOS 4 back on?

Graeme
Graeme

after the update the camera is horrible. Almost as slow as my 3G. The great thing about the iphone 4 was the fast shutter, and the ability to shoot moving things and kids etc…this update has KILLED it. I tested it with my GF's un updated phone, and the difference is massive. Up to three seconds delay on 4.1 What a joke….And before you ask, no HDR was not enabled.

Mike
Mike

My 3G ain’t working says safari cannot connect no Internet can only go on the net with wifi

Scott
Scott

My 4G crashed after loading the update. Got an error 13 and it went into a recovery mode loop. Apple had no fix for it besides replace. I had to go to ATT and get a replacement phone.

teele
teele

Battery drain is accelerated at an alarming rate after the 4.1 update.

chrome262
chrome262

Photo preview is not working i get a black screen, one on other albums work, just the camera roll has issues. if i select where a pic would be i can see it in the slide show. Will try to reinstall later, by doing a restore see if that works.

Normandy
Normandy

reset your network connections to fix your wi fi issues

Mister P
Mister P

My wifi has gone weird. It keeps telling me that I am unable to connect to my home network. I have double checked this by resetting the network setting on my iPhone but no luck. I also reinstalled my router but still nothing. I used my Playstation 3 to check if it was my router causing the problem but I can play games online on that just fine. I really hope that they sort this out. Stressing me out!

Rodney
Rodney

I just updated to 4.1 (Iphone 4) and my phone is now in an infinite loop – it shows the apple logo and vibrates every 10 seconds, then my home screen, then the apple logo. Hard reset does not help. It cant synch as it disconnects. What else can I do?!

Jamison Todd
Jamison Todd

The iPhone 4 4.1 update has made my iPod stop working!! I ha e s touch screen radio in my truck that works with the iPhone.. Now since 4.1 the audio cuts in and out! Very annoying! Can apple do anything right??????

Denus
Denus

Same. My battery was drained to zero in one day just after the update.
Never had this issue before. (3Gs)

iphone4
iphone4

im getting problems with my wi fi aswel….. says im connected in my settings but i don't have a wifi symbol in the top left hand corner….

Kevin
Kevin

Hasn’t fixed a few calendar bugs such as when choosing something other than busy when creating an appointment it still saves it as busy for your availability so you have to go in and edit it.

Other bug is with the birthday calendar, anyone born pre 1932 it displays their birthday in December regardless! Also alters to birthday date stored in contacts by a day until you go back in and edit it.

iphone3gs
iphone3gs

im getting battery problems. i think its draining battery…anyone??

Anand
Anand

I am having big time issues staying connected to my Wi-Fi network after the update to iOS 4.1. Time and again the connection keeps dropping and I have to disable and re-enable the wi-fi radio to re-connect. Anyone else finding this issue?
Haven't tested the Facetime now that I have heard some of you folks are experiencing.

Rusty
Rusty

Since installing ios4 on iphone 3g My wifi stopped working. With the new update (4.1) My wifi is still not working. The wifi is grey in settings. PLEASE HELP!!! I have not had time to see any battery improvment.

Wodnia
Wodnia

Everything seems to be working ok since the update, can't get any games in teh game centre though, one other thing I have noticed is when I hold teh Iphone 4 withought a case teh signal dropped as it used to however it came back in kess than a second and didn't drop again however hard held teh phone, meybe nothing..

Megan
Megan

since updating I cannot connect to itunes and the phone will not charge via pc or power, anyone else having this problem?

Chase
Chase

4.1 Didn’t fix the proximity sensor for me 🙁 Maybe I’ll try reinstalling it tomorrow… Everything else seems to be running the same. Oh! My battery life seems to have improved also… I’m going on almost 8 hours of continuous use (mostly Internet use on wifi) and i still have 40% of battery left…

And no comments on game center… I can’t get it to work.

@gailelaine

No games showing up within the Game Center App. Whyyyyy??

Pat
Pat

Having the same problem as suresh, outgoing call are not going out as easy.

Suresh Mamgain
Suresh Mamgain

After downloading iOS 4 outgoing calls are not getting through.

Jim Allan
Jim Allan

I have iPhone 3G. Since installing iOS 4, my calendar stopped synchronizing with Outlook. I am wondering if anyone else has had that problem and found that iOS 4.1 solved it.

Carol
Carol

Spotlight search now works again for Calendar events!!

Jim
Jim

Only tested briefly, but face dialing seems to be a thing of the past.

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