Today, Apple released iOS 6.0.1, the first update to the recently-released operating system.
The new update squashes a number of bugs, including some that are specific to the brand-new iDevices that Apple released in September. Here’s the complete list of fixes:
- 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
For what it’s worth, the last two bugs in that list were among the reasons that some companies told their employees not to use an iPhone 5 – or even update their existing iPhones to iOS 6! In other words, that means this update was desperately needed by a number of people.
It’s a healthy update, chock full of improvements across the board. And considering that it’s also fairly small – my 4S’ update weighed in at 47.6MB – it’s certainly worth the download. Head over to iTunes and plug your iDevice in or go to Software Update on your phone to start downloading.