Here’s the List of Bugs iOS 6.0.1 Update Promises to Fix

By Sidharth | Apple

This is a question that gets asked around a lot: do we have any new features in iOS 6.0.1? The simple answer is no, as iOS 6.0.1 is primarily tailored to fix iOS 6.0 issues.

Apple pushed iOS 6.0.1 update to its users last week, but this refreshed mobile OS manages to improve and fix only a few key issues. Let us have a look at the list of bugs that Apple seem to have fixed with the release of iOS 6.0.1 firmware:

  • Fixed a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixed a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixed an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improved reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolved an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixed a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixed a bug affecting Exchange meetings

Has iOS 6.0.1 fixed all the issues? That’s a question we have asked ourselves.

iOS 6.0.1 Doesn’t Fix Everything

Some users in the Apple forum have painful stories to tell, and they are all blaming iOS 6.0.1 update. Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users on this firmware have reported bugs that are yet to be fixed. Some of them are as follows:

  • App Store crashes when trying to access iTunes on iOS device.
  • WiFi connection turns OFF / ON automatically. [More info]
  • Battery drains quickly on iPhone 5. [More info]
  • Apps like Facebook crashes while scrolling. [More info]

Apple says iOS 6.0.1 “improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks,” but that doesn’t mean there are no more network problems — in fact, there are many WiFi related problems plaguing the iOS users, such as:

  • WiFi option is greyed out and disabled.
  • No WiFi syncing with iTunes.
  • iOS 6 disables WiFi automatically on Sleep mode.
  • Cannot connect to WiFi network.

Some users have reported that resetting the network fixes the WiFi issue, but the trick seem to be limited to iPhone 5 devices only.

When iOS 6.0.1 was released for download last week, over 7.5% people adopted the new iOS on their devices within 24 hours, according to a report from Chitika. Many folks thought the new iOS 6.0.1 will fix the problems that haunted them on iOS 6.0. Probably it’s time for Apple to release yet another update? Maybe iOS 6.0.2?

Are you facing any major issues on your iOS 6.0.1 devices? Share your thoughts through the comment section below!

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!