iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 5

About iOS iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 5,

Read: iPhone 5 Review: A Month with the New iPhone.


iOS 6.0.1 arrived today for the iPhone 5.

For the past month, I have been using iOS 6 with my iPhone 5 and so far, things have been pretty good. I’m enjoying most of the new features especially Do Not Disturb, which I use very consistently, and the new sharing options. Those in particular have stood out to me. All in all, it has been a pretty good experience, but that’s not to say there haven’t have been some hiccups along the way.

Like many others, I experienced a few bugs in iOS 6 that were pretty annoying, especially the Wi-Fi issue and the keyboard bug that went down every single time I went into the App Store and fired up the keyboard.

Fortunately, Apple very swiftly released iOS 6.0.1, an update that it says squashes these issues and after spending a few hours with the software, here are my first impressions of the update for the iPhone 5.

I was checking for updates when lo and behold, I found Apple had released something. But what was it? I was immediately greeted with something called “Updater for iPhone 5″ which I at first thought was some kind of joke. Soon after, I realize it was all business. Apparently, there is some kind of bug that doesn’t allow iPhone 5 users to download the update OTA or Over-the-Air.

Word of an iOS 6.0.1 update first surfaced last month when it was said the software was in testing with Apple’s carrier partners for the iPhone. That same report claimed that iOS 6.1, a more significant update for the mobile operating system, will arrive after the holidays.

AppleInsider last month highlighted the iOS 6 keyboard graphical glitch, which occasionally shows screen distortion when entering an Apple ID password. The issue is only cosmetic and appears to be limited to the iPhone 5.

Issues related to Wi-Fi with iOS 6 were also widely reported since the launch of the software update in September. In particular, iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad users have said that they have experienced disabled Wi-Fi connectivity.

So here you have the list with the fixes.

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

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