iOS 6.0.1 iPhone 5 Update Fixes Security, Updates, Reliability & Data Ghost?

Ghost iPhone CaseOn November 1, the day after Halloween Apple began pushing out the update 6.0.1 which helped some and caused problems for others.

We have not been able to verify if this update corrects the ghosting data problem that AT&T iPhone 5 owners have been experiencing where customers were charged for data while their iPhone 5 were charging or connected to Wi-Fi.

The update has reportedly caused problem such as:

  • iPhone 4S battery drain.
  • Facebook crashes.
  • Purple hazed photos.
  • Wi-Fi connection issues.
  • More difficulty connecting to cellular data.
  • App store crashes, apps not updating.
Some IT departments have not approved users to install the update.

The iOS 6.0.1 update does fix some major bugs for software updating, keyboard, reliability, networks, locking and Microsoft Exchange. The update will work on the iPhone five, iPhone 4s iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third generation iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch (4th gen).  The update is available through iTunes and wirelessly.

According to Apple, the iOS 6.0.1 update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The security fix, improved the kernel to block out code so that maliciously crafted or compromised iOS applications may be able to determine addresses in the kernel .
  • 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.

We ask our readers. "Has the update worked for you?"  Please leave information int he comments below.

13 thoughts on “iOS 6.0.1 iPhone 5 Update Fixes Security, Updates, Reliability & Data Ghost?”

  1. After several hours of downloading I disconnected my phone and now I can't get it to do ANYTHING!

  2. I now can't make calls. I get "No Service" or "Searching..." I will try to revert to older version.

    • Updated the iPhone 4 and now my home button doesn't work well. It worked great before the update. Help

  3. Sooo I have the Iphone 3 (I know lame..but I'm waiting for my Iphone 4 did be fixed)..So I'm guessing it won't damage it in any way? I have AT&T

  4. My iPhone 5 has issues:
    - Error message on texts approx 70% of the time.
    - Cannot use data network sometimes. Especially when I most need it.
    - Little piece of plastic cracked off when I had it in my pocket with keys. What good is is a nice looking phone if you have to cover it up to "protect" it?
    - $20 for a new charging cable and can't buy third party ones. Sucks.

  5. Oh yes, and the keyboard seems to be all messed up. Is it different than the one the 4S had? It does not register letters I type sometimes. This update was needed because of the other problems the phone had but Apple has a long way to go. A long way! By the way, thanks for the math questions at the bottom. I haven't had to use times tables in decades.

  6. 6.0.1 is horrible. I have an ipad 2, and it was working just fine before the update. I had no idea that there were any problems going on with the wifi. After doing this update last night, my wifi does not work. If I knew that this update also carried bugs, I would have never done it. Researching now how to restore back to 6.0

  7. NO, it drains my 4s battery! I cant pick up WiFi in some places. My wi fi does not work and i am being charged on my data plan because it just loses connection. It needs to be fixed very soon.

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