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Apple to rush iOS 6.1.1 to fix 3G and battery issues

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2013 14:08 User comments (3)

Apple to rush iOS 6.1.1 to fix 3G and battery issues Apple is going to rush out the iOS 6.1.1 update to fix bugs in iOS 6.1, according to a report from German site iFun.
Apple released the iOS 6.1 update late in January and quickly started to receive complaints about decreased battery life and problems with 3G signal. Such complaints arise after almost every iOS update, but in this case it has gotten to a point where wireless carriers have told users - particularly iPhone 4S owners - not to install the iOS 6.1 update if they already haven't.

Vodafone in the UK even suggested that a number of iOS 6.1-running iPhone 4S handsets in the same area could cause 3G congestion and affect non-iPhone users too. It pointed the finger of blame at Apple, and assured customers that the company is working on a fix for the 3G connectivity problems.

3 in Austria also warned iPhone 4S users to hold off the iOS 6.1 update last week.

The connection problems seem to occur intermittently, and yours truly can also admit to noticing infrequent losses of 3G signal on iOS 6.1.

According to the iFun report (via Ars), the update also addresses reported problems with decreased battery life since the iOS 6.1 update.

Corporate networks have also had problems with iOS 6.1, according to reports. It appears that iOS 6.1 devices are causing excessive logging on Exchange servers, prompting some administrators to block the devices.

Do you have problems with iOS 6.1??

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3 user comments

112.2.2013 8:48

question are they unlocked....

because i have been using 6.1 without issues on a 3gs iphone and a iphone 4s no issues

212.2.2013 12:23

I've been on 3G with a 4s and haven't had a problem on 6.0, but my coworker has the same phone on the same connection (both on AT&T) and he has had relentless problems with battery-life, especially in the cold weather. His phone has been replaced once already for related battery issues and he updated to 6.1 expecting a change but he said after 2 days he didn't notice a difference. I'm staying on 6.0 until the 6.1.1 is out. There may be a battery life issue that I just haven't noticed


Joez

313.2.2013 3:02
Dustyhump
Unverified new user

I'm using a iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1 and have tried numerous things as far as trying to start anew and can't shake my battery dying every hundred minutes. That doesn't stop while the phone is off in my case, and there's no way to backdate or find an update to fix it because I don have a 4s.
:(:(.:(:(:(:( I'm very disappointed with the pack of options I'm having with a part time fix to having a cellphone):):

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