Apple released an update to iOS 6.0, a fix that quashes a few bugs and gives the iPhone 5 the ability to receive wireless software updates.
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To install the update to iOS 6.0.1, you can either launch iTunes and update your iPhone there, or update wirelessly. To do that, go to the Settings menu and tap "Software Update," where iPhone 5 users will first be asked to download an updater for iPhone 5. This enables the wireless updates to be installed.
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iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users who are already using iOS 6 can get the update by going to Settings, then General, then "Software Update."
If you tap "Learn More" on either phone, a screen appears with the following text describing the bugs that have been fixed:
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- 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
When you want to download and install the update, after a quick user agreement confirmation, the update begins. We especially like the animated gears turning while the update downloads.
The most noticeable of these bugs for us is the one that causes strange static and horizontal lines going across the screen when we've downloaded a new app and are asked to type our Apple password.
For me, this is a relief. I thought that static going across the keyboard might have something to do with the fact that I've dropped my iPhone 5 three times already (and yes, the iPhone is now safely ensconced in a case).
How about you? Have you noticed any of the above bugs?
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