Apple begins pushing iOS 6.0.1 update, keyboard bug fix and improved Wi-Fi reliability includedAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Apple today released an update to iOS 6.0.1, a little over a week after rumors about the update began swirling. As previous reports claimed, the update includes a for the that would cause horizontal lines to appear on the keyboard and an improvement to the reliability of the iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod touch when connected to an encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi network. There are several other bug fixes and tweaks included as well:
- 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 meeting.
Interestingly, iPhone 5 owners must first download an "Updater for iPhone 5" that fixes a bug that prevents the new handset from installing updates over the air. Installing the iOS Updater will allow users to download the iOS 6.0.1 update. This iOS 6.0.1 update isn't a huge one, but it does include quite a few bug fixes that several users will be glad to see, especially for things like lines on the keyboard and a inconsistent camera flash. If you're rocking an iOS 6-compatible device (iPhone 3GS-iPhone 5, 4th and 5th generation iPod touch, iPad 2 and new iPad), head into Settings > General > Software Update and get to downloading!