Woo-hoo! An update to iOS6. While the latest version of Apple’s iOS software was meant to be awesome, it hasn’t exactly got off on the right foot. Hopefully these fixes make the experience that much better.
Here’s what’s new and improved, according to Apple:
• 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
Now here’s something important you need to know. If you are used to updating your software over the air directly from your device, one of the problems with the original release of iOS6 is a bug that doesn’t allow for over-the-air updates. Ahhhhhh. So how do you install software over the air when the software doesn’t support over-the-air?
Once you click on software update (settings–general) you’ll be prompted to download a special installer that will magically make the whole thing possible. It’s pretty self-explanatory once you get to the screen.
I’m now running iOS 6.0.1 for about 20 minutes and so far nothing shocking, but some of the issues seem to be resolved.
Good. Now go download and let me know how things look for you. Leave me a comment, or, better yet, tweet me at @scottkleinberg.